Company & Property Description
Whether traveling on a ski trip to Aspen, or taking a romantic escape in Santorini for a special anniversary, it is the simple things that are most important to the guests of Auberge Resorts Collection.  At Auberge, we offer the opportunity to create personal memories and stories; tasting freshly picked fruit in Cabo San Lucas, horseback riding with a local cowboy in Costa Rica, or planting coral gardens in the South Pacific. People who know us, choose to return for shared experiences that connect them to local cultures and which will be forever embedded in their soul.

Role Summary
The Front Desk Supervisor acts as an ambassador for The Vanderbilt by providing management support to the Guest Relations Manager. He/she ensures that all day to day department operations are well performed with regards to guests’ assistance with front office procedures, room reservations, dining and spa reservations, Bespoke amenities and experiences as well as any other Front Office service as required.

Core Responsibilities
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of everything that needs to be done!  Within the Auberge family, our people always find new ways to look after the business, their guests, and their team-mates.   Within this, the key responsibilities for this position are:
  • Consistently ensures that all Grace Vanderbilt Service Standards, policies and procedures are properly understood, implemented and monitored throughout the Front Office team.

  • Supervises and executes check-in and check-out procedures, rooming, phone and e-mail handling, providing direction to the Front Office employees and acting as a mentor for the staff and a point of reference for the guests.

  • Actively contributes in achieving high sales turnover, maximizing room revenue and occupancy by executing the instructions forwarded by the Front Office manager regarding rates and availability.

  • Is fully knowledgeable about the hotel facilities and its services, as well as the local area and is able to address, assist Guests and Front Office team accordingly.

  • Engages positive communication and relationships with guests and employees of all departments, cooperating and coordinating teamwork with hotel departments as necessary.

  • Ensures that any guest preferences (e.g. Bespoke Options and/or Experiences) are recorded on the Opera guest history page and are correctly introduced to the appropriate departments for follow-up. 

  • Handles guest complaints and comments as appropriate, ensuring follow up and high customer care is provided, taking appropriate action to resolve any dissatisfaction in liaison with Front Office Manager.

  • Supports the Guest Relations Manager in controlling and analyzing departmental costs and staff scheduling so to ensure spending is within budget.

  • Supervises and organizes the Front Desk counter, ensuring that all materials and supplies are readily available and accessible to expedite smooth departmental procedures.

  • Ensures that all necessary documents have been prepared, such as registration cards, spa treatments and restaurant confirmations, as well as any other item that may support efficient and timely Front Office processes.

  • Ensures correct billing arrangements are provided to the Front Office team according to FO policies and procedures.

  • Supervises that an adequate amount of money, either coins or notes, is available during the shift to accommodate cash transactions.

  • Behaves as a role model, communicating effectively with colleagues, acting as a motivating influence, training all new team members. 

  • Perform any other reasonable duties as required by the Front Office Manager.

Required Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate possesses a minimum of 3 years’ experience in luxury hospitality. Hospitality Certificate or Degree preferred. Superior professional appearance and manner, good character to work in a fast-paced team. Attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented. Honest and energetic work ethic.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Well groomed, able to maintain appropriate standards of discipline, hygiene, appearance, posture and attitude. 
  • Ability to relate to all levels of management, colleagues and guests. 
  • Positive attitude, team focus, enthusiasm, excellent customer service skills with a friendly and outgoing personality.
  • Reading, writing and oral proficiency in the English language are essential requirements.
  • Ability to work on a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays, according to department needs.
What Else?
At Auberge, we are passionate about our mission to be the best loved operator of one-of-a-kind luxury properties and experiences.  We are storytellers and story-makers, delivering simple pleasures and creating indelible memories. Born in Napa and inspired by the most relaxing places in the world, we prize simplicity, comfort and beauty.  Whatever role we play in Auberge, and wherever we reside and work, we all live by the view that our core purpose is to enrich people’s lives.

If that philosophy resonates with you and you feel that our approach is aligned with your own passions and beliefs, then please talk to us about becoming part of our family.
 

Department: Guest Services

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