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Bell/Valet Attendant

Location

Charlottesville Hotel

The Omni Charlottesville Hotel offers 208 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites featuring panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along with a full service restaurant and 12,000 square feet of meeting space. The Omni is located in the heart of downtown at the base of the downtown pedestrian mall. Our location offers a wide variety of local restaurants, pubs, entertainment venues, or even just to take a scenic walk and enjoy the culture of Charlottesville. There are numerous local historic sites that have played a unique role in American history which include: Monticello, the University of Virginia, Ash Lawn-Highland, Historic Court Square and Michie Tavern. Our Blue Ridge Parkway offers unmatched views and our very own downtown mall features daily entertainment at the four theaters which offer live music, movies and theatrical performances.

Although we have a beautiful property and location, our associates are what separate us from the rest of the hotels. Our culture provides an atmosphere that allows our associates to learn and grow in their professional development in a fun environment. We strongly encourage promotions from within our company, and as a result, our staff has a solid hospitality foundation. Our diverse staff comes from many different countries in the world and provides a fantastic atmosphere to develop both from a professional and personal level. Although we offer a complete benefit package for all of our full-time associates, all of our associates are provided the greatest benefit of all which is "opportunity".

Job Description

To provide assistance and services for guests, as well as the hotel, in order to ensure pleasurable accommodations. This position pays $8.50/hr plus gratuity and commission.

Responsibilities

  • Use friendly and appropriate expressions when engaging guests
  • Be fully acquainted with the different points of interest
  • Assist in making reservations for restaurants and limousines for our guests; assist in airline ticket requests
  • Ensure the delivery of parcels, mail and special deliveries to guestrooms, executive offices or meeting rooms
  • Ensure that the public areas, bell closet are maintained, clean and tidy
  • Follow-up with guest complaints to ensure that any problems are resolved
  • Arrange special requests for guests including and not limited to flowers, rental cars, forwarding luggage, sight-seeing tours and advising of different quality local shopping area
  • Utilize bell carts effectively and with caution
  • Ensure the floor is covered 100% of the time, including the Front Desk
  • Direct guests to the Front Desk or meeting rooms
  • Call taxis and/or shuttle for guests as needed
  • Assist, retrieve and load luggage for guests
  • Notify the Front Desk and Guest Services of VIP arrivals whenever possible
  • Engage in conversation with as many guests as possible
  • Attend all designated staff meetings and training sessions
  • Complete all tasks assigned by manager
  • Aid guests in locating other areas of the hotel (walk them to destination if possible)
  • Follow all company policies and procedures; ensure clean uniform and professional personal appearance; maintain confidentiality of proprietary information; protect company assets
  • Follow all company safety and security policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions; complete safety training and certifications



Qualifications

  • Must have Virginia Driver's License in good standing
  • Must have ability to drive automatic transmission
  • Must have excellent driving record
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must have strong communication and organizational skills
  • Maintain a professional business appearance, attitude and performance
  • Bell only or valet only or both
  • Candidates must be able to speak fluent English



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