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Reservations Agent

Are you Passionate about Reservations?


Job Overview

Category : Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Experience(s) : 0-3 Year
Location : Nairobi
Job Type: Entry Level
Job Kind : Full Time
Highest Educational Level : Degree in Hotel Management / Business Administration
Salary : Ksh30,000

Client Overview

“Be Yourself. Everyone Else is Already Taken”. We’ll be opening a thoroughly refreshingly unique independent hotel in Nairobi next year. If you love hospitality but want a little more adventure in your life we might just be the place for you, whatever your specialist skills and experience. We’re looking for people who thrive on stimulating new challenges and who will be encouraged to be themselves, rather than being treated as cogs in a machine. And if you’ve never worked in the hospitality industry, no matter, as an injection of fresh perspectives from newcomers will help to keep us apart from the mainstream hotel herd. If this sounds like it might be your thing, please send us your resume and tell us a little about who you are. We look forward to creating something rather special with an entirely special collection of individuals.

SCOPE

Responds to communications from guests, travel agents, and referral networks concerning reservations arriving by mail, telephone, telex, cable, fax, or through a central reservation system. Creates and maintains reservation records-usually by date of arrival and alphabetical listing prepares letters of confirmation and promptly processes any cancellations and modifications.

Additional duties may include preparing the list of expected arrivals for the front office, assisting in preregistration activities when appropriate, and processing advance reservation deposits.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Processes reservations by mail, telephone or central reservation systems referral.
  • Processes reservations from the sales office, other hotel departments, and travel agents.
  • Knows the type of rooms available as well as their location and layout.
  • Knows the selling status, rates, and benefits of all packages plans.
  • Knows the credit policy of the hotel and how to code each reservation.
  • Creates and maintains reservation records by date of arrival and alphabetical listing.
  • Determines room rates based on the selling tactics of the hotel.
  • Prepares letters of confirmation.
  • Communicates reservation information to the front desk.
  • Processes cancellations and modifications and promptly relays this information to the front desk.
  • Understands the hotel’s policy on guaranteed reservations and no-shows.
  • Processes advance deposits on reservations.
  • Tracks future room availabilities on the basis of reservations.
  • Helps develop room revenue and occupancy forecasts.
  • Prepares expected arrival list for front office use.
  • Assists in preregistration activities when appropriate.
  • Monitors advances deposit requirements.
  • Handles daily correspondence. Responds to inquires and makes reservations as needed.
  • Makes sure that files are kept up to date.
  • Maintains a clean and neat appearance and work area at all times.
  • Promotes goodwill by beings courteous, friendly, and helpful to guests, mangers, and fellow employees.
  • Walk around with the client and ensuring that they secure whatever services they are in need of.
  • Getting information about areas of interest in order to target more clients in particular seasons.
  • Making arrangements for clients travel programs.
  • Tracks future room availability on the basis of reservations, and helps develop forecasts for room revenue and occupancy.
  • To be aware of all front office procedures and assist with reception duties when required.
  • To be fully aware of and adhere to health and safety, fire and bomb threat procedures.
  • Willing to undertake any reasonable request made by management in any other areas of the house.
  • Configuring rates on the hotels property management system.
  • Desire to learn hotel revenue aspect

Education:

Diploma/Degree in hotel management is a plus