Holiday Inn KingstonHoliday Inn Kingston
Holiday Inn Kingston


Hikingston Careers

Working for Holiday Inn London – Kingston South is both exciting and challenging, not only will you be able to develop your career with us, you can contribute to the success of the hotel by giving all our guests an experience they will remember!

Hotel Receptionist

Key Responsibilities:

  • Registers and rooms all arrivals according to established procedures
  • Maintains knowledge of departmental standards and procedures
  • Performs check in, check out and room change procedures and ensures all data are entered completely into the hotel systems in accordance with reservation
    Prepares all required information for a well handled group check in and check out
  • Daily based cashier check of all open balances, especially city ledgers
  • Maintains cashier float and ensures accurate daily report of all money receive
    Cashes hotel guest’s personal and travellers checks and assists with currency exchange
  • Handles the correct billing of guest expenses
  • Stays informed about all modifications to accounting policies and procedures
  • Responsibly for the correct message handling
  • Daily check of all departures, informing guests about late check out costs and procedures
  • Responsible and attends to guest’s request at all times
  • Knowledgeable of all special promotion procedures, for programs such as Seasonal Packages, Frequent Flyers Programs and IHG loyalty programs
    Performs the audit balances and prepares all works for audit in an orderly fashion
  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge of reservation procedures including correct forms to use, e-mail, messages, and how to interpret availability sources within the reservation systems
  • Takes personal interest and pride to ensure that the front desk work area is kept clean and orderly all times
  • Endeavours to ensure priority members known, repeat guests and other VIPs receive special attention and recognition
  • Demonstrate service attributes in accordance with industry expectations and company standards including: –

✓Being attentive to Guests- Accurately and promptly fulfilling Guests requests

✓Anticipate Guests needs

✓Maintain a high level of knowledge which might affect the Guest experience

✓Demonstrating a ‘Service’ attitude

  • Appreciate the dynamic nature of the Hotel industry and extend these service attributes to all internal customers
  • Greets guests at all times and attempts to learn and use guest’s name at every opportunity
  • Does everything possible to ensure that the guests depart the hotel with a positive impression of hotel service
  • Attends to guest’s complaints, inquiries and requests, referees problems to Guest Service Manager Front Office if unable to assist
  • Comply with Hotel Rules and Regulations and provisions contained in the Employment Handbook
  • Comply with Company Grooming Standards. Maintains exemplary department standards of behaviour and appearance and attitude as expected in a Splendid Hotel
  • Comply with Time and Attendance Policies
  • Actively participate in training and development programs and maximize opportunities for self-development
  • Is familiar with Company Health and Safety Policies and ensures operational areas promote and comply with them
  • Take responsibility to rectify hazardous situations, reporting major areas of concern to Reception Manager and /or General Manager
  • Is familiar with property safety, first aid and fire and emergency procedures and actively enforces these in area of responsibility
  • Ensure security incidents in the operational area are reviewed and corrective measures implemented to prevent recurring incidents * Comply with the Company’s Corporate Code of Conduct
  • Be familiar with the company values and model desired behaviour
    Performs tasks as directed by the Reception Manager in pursuit of the achievement of business goals.

Job Type: Full-time
Required education: High school or equivalent
Required experience: 1 Year Hotel Management

✎ Please write to jayant@hikingston.co.uk, if you have relevant experience.