Highgate Hotels Telephone Sales Agent in Boston, Massachusetts

Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate’s portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle.

The Taj Boston is an iconic, landmark hotel with the ambiance of an elegant Boston townhouse, perfectly located in Back Bay directly across from the Boston Public Gardens at the corner of Arlington and Newbury Streets. Enhanced with traditional furnishings, crystal chandeliers, luxurious bedding and upscale bath amenities, the hotel features 273 modern guestrooms (including 44 suites) with classic décor.

Full-Time

In-Room-Dining Telephone Sales Associate muct assure highest quality of the department by working in an efficient and conscious manner, as well as, maintaining and developing the highest service standards possible.

  • Must fully comply and abide by the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) of the company.

  • Follow proper payroll and uniform procedures.

  • Use courteous and efficient telephone etiquette while obtaining all information necessary to process the guest’s order.

  • Record covers, handle special orders, check for out of stock items, and obtain the specials for the day.

  • Answer In-Room Dining phone within 3 rings, using correct salutations and telephone etiquette.

  • Operate the computer system for order-taking, check printing, closing out checks and printing reports.

  • Maintain knowledge of all menus (including Daily Specials, Alternative Cuisine, wine list, etc.) and of the service of food and beverage items offered by the department and the hotel.

  • Up sell to guests as well as confirm their order before thanking them.

  • Complete side work as assigned.

  • Record replenishment of the Honor Bars and deliver the guests needs accordingly.

  • Record all guest charges, gratuities and cash transactions accurately.

  • Coordinate between the server and kitchen for smooth, coordinated service.

  • Assure that all amenity requests are received, filed, ordered from kitchen and delivered in a prompt and accurate fashion.

  • Assume responsibility for a house float and follow all operating procedures regarding the float.

  • Check all orders before they leave Room Service if no manager is present.

  • Document void checks and the reason for the void.

  • Assist in the training of new staff.

  • Control the cleanliness in the Room Service area.

  • Inform the In-Room Dining Manager of all customer complaints and make appropriate efforts to correct the problem.

  • Maintain an In-Room Dining control sheet so the Room Service Manager knows when an order was taken, delivered, and retrieved and by whom.

  • Assist the servers with setting up orders.

  • Assume responsibility of the department when no management is present.

  • Inform the In-Room Dining Manager of all customer complaints and make appropriate efforts to correct the problem.

  • Respond properly in any hotel emergency or safety situation.

  • Perform other tasks or projects as assigned by hotel management and staff.

  • Maintain complete knowledge of all liquor brands, beers and non-alcoholic selections available in In-Room Dining.

  • Maintain knowledge of the particular characteristics and description of every wine/champagne by the glass and major wines on the wine list.

  • Reading, writing and oral proficiency in the English language.

  • 6 months minimum food and beverage experience.

  • Working knowledge of food, wines, spirits.

  • Excellent mathematical skills.

  • Computer skills are helpful but not required.

External Job Posting Title: Telephone Sales Agent

Job ID: 2018-5403

External Company Name: Highgate Hotels, L.P., a Delaware Limited Partnership

External Company URL: www.highgate.com

Address1: 15 Arlington Street