Sage Hospitality Group Guest Services Intern at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
Recognized as “the gold standard” of hospitality, The Ritz-Carlton selects only the most passionate and skilled hospitality professionals. As one of our Ladies and Gentlemen, you will reflect the values that make us the world’s finest luxury brand. Here, in a diverse environment where individual aspirations are fulfilled and quality of life is enhanced, you will be inspired to work along side your fellow employees to bring special moments to life for our guests and each other.
The Guest Services Intern will participate in a fall rotational program encompassing hotel operations, specifically Front Office, Guest Relations, Spa and Club Lounge. Interns will gain first-hand experience into a chosen operational area of the hotel and earn valuable career-related knowledge for professional growth. Interns will receive training and mentorship from our team of professional managers. Interns will have opportunities for cross-operational exposures to gain a broad understanding of how hotel departments interact and support each other.
Oversee the Club service for our guests and ensure a quality experience which includes excellence in guest satisfaction with the highest food quality standards and service. Prepare food and beverage for the club room. Maintain clean and sanitary kitchen and club areas. Provide information concerning the hotel and the city to the guests and service their immediate needs as thoroughly as possible.
Create SOP Spec of Signature Cocktails for Food and Beverage Operation.
Greets and completes established check-in procedures for arriving guests on a daily basis, using both manual and computerized methods, in order to ensure guest are satisfied and in rooms as requested.
Facilitates guest departure (check-out) on a daily basis by following established manual and computer procedures in order to close guest accounts and open the room for the next sell.
Regularly calculates and/or posts monies, receipts, guest accounts and other forms of credit using accurate, proper cash handling methods and established procedures in order to present the customer with timely and precise hotel charges upon check-out and maintain accurate hotel records.
Courteously answers inquiries and accepts reservations, both in person and by telephone, by accurately communicating hotel rates and information and by using suggestive selling techniques to sell room nights, increase occupancy and revenue.
Maintains good customer relations by keeping abreast of all in-house and area functions in order to answer questions and concerns with timely and knowledgeable responses, in person and on telephone.
Operates the PBX equipment by accepting incoming calls, assisting outgoing calls, scheduling and setting wake-up calls and paging guests to provide guests with timely and efficient service.
Controls cash transactions at the front desk and maintains complete responsibility for personal bank as specified by hotel bank agreement policy.
Maintains a friendly, cheerful and courteous demeanor at all times.
Must have high school graduate level mathematical aptitude, know standard cash handling procedures and knowledge of computerized cash register systems.
Must have past experience in dealing directly with the public and acquired general knowledge of basic customer service skills.
Must be fluent in oral and written English.
Must be able to use tact and understanding when dealing with a variety of customer service problems, including stressful and highly emotional situations.
Must be highly organized and able to pay attention to minute written and verbal details, particularly when performing multiple tasks.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to read written communiques and monochrome computer screen.
Must be able to operate computer, calculator and telephone keyboards, for cash handling and paperwork processing.
Must be able to understand and follow verbal/written instructions, work on more than one task at a time, and be able to communicate both verbally and in writing.
90% of shift is standing, Bending/kneeling - repeated bending and kneeling required while filing.
Mobility - must be able to reach all areas of hotel to assist clients.
Occasional standing. Occasional carrying and lifting of files and office items up to 25 lbs.
Prolonged standing at indoor, thermostatically climate-controlled work station under florescent lighting. Work inside 95%
Position Type: Intern
Property : The Ritz Carlton Chicago
Outlet: Not Applicable
Category: Front Desk & Guest Services
Address : 160 E Pearson St
City : Chicago
State : Illinois
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability