Holiday Inn Express - Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA

Posted August 12, 2019

Guest Service Representative

Holiday Inn Express Cedar Rapids, managed by National Hospitality Services, consists of 83 spacious & modern guest rooms. The property is located on the north side of Cedar Rapids, off Interstate 380. Every room includes a microwave, mini-fridge and Keurig Coffeemaker. Enjoy free WIFI access and a 24-hour Business Center to keep up with work from back home. After a relaxing sleep, join us downstairs for a free, hot breakfast and our signature Cinnamon Rolls.

 

Job Overview

 

The Guest Service Representative works at the front desk of the hotel greeting and checking in arriving guests and checking out departing guests. Providing excellent customer services to current and future guests and making reservations for incoming phone calls or walk-ins.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Make a daily reservation count for arrivals and departures to direct actions in selling rooms.

  • Block all incoming reservations based on guest request and availability.

  • Block arriving reservations of all groups if deemed necessary, pre-register, place key in envelope and note room number on envelope, assuring a smoother check-in.

  • Register all incoming guests, making sure that all pertinent information is obtained, registration card is completed and method of payment is established.

  • Accept and record credit card and photo ID information on guest accounts and provide change for guests as needed.

  • Assist in other departments such as Breakfast, Social, Housekeeping, Laundry etc. as needed.

  • Maintain the cleanliness of the hotel bathrooms, lobby and other public areas.

  • Anticipate guest needs, respond promptly, and acknowledge guest regardless of how busy and whatever time of day.

  • Maintain positive guest relations at all times.

  • Address and resolve guest complaints and ensure guest satisfaction.

  • Document all guest requests, concerns and communication information to responsible personnel for proper handling.

  • Prepare daily cash report, balancing payments and disbursements with machine totals; prepare deposit slip and provide assistance to the Front Office Manager by providing him/her with summary of daily bank status. Request change as needed.

  • Maintain confidentiality and security of proprietary company information, correspondence reports and files.

  • Handle all incoming and outgoing reservation requests.

  • Care for lost and found items as directed by the General Manager.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Highly energetic, go-getter, motivated individual

  • Willing to take initiative and work with little direction.

  • Previous hospitality industry experience preferred but not required

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with strong customer/client focus essential

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressure environment

  • Ability to shift and manage multiple priorities

  • Results driven focus and ability to work through to completion in a timely manner

  • Adaptable to change

  • High level of flexibility regarding overtime during times busy periods as required by the business

Holiday Inn Express - Cedar Rapids

83 Room Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Cedar Rapids, managed by National Hospitality Services, consists of 83 spacious & modern guest rooms. The property is located on the north side of Cedar Rapids, off Interstate 380. Every room includes a microwave, mini-fridge and Keurig Coffeemaker. Enjoy free WIFI access and a 24-hour Business Center to keep up with work from back home. After a relaxing sleep, join us downstairs for a free, hot breakfast and our signature Cinnamon Rolls. 

Holiday Inn Express - Cedar Rapids

1230 Collins Rd NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Telephone (319) 294-9407