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Front Desk Supervisor at Sonesta International Hotels Corporation

Posted in Admin - Clerical 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Monmouth Junction, New Jersey

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

The  Front Desk Supervisor (FDS) is responsible for consistently delivering results that contribute to the mission and overall success of the hotel by accomplishing performance objectives covering the front desk and is the lead Front Desk support for the Management Team. The FDS serves as the lead point person with regard to the Front Desk technology systems and in-house guest marketing initiatives.

Job Description


 Deliver on the promise of Sonesta Service in all interactions with guests and clients. Manage according to the

Sonesta G.U.E.S.T. standards and instill a passion for customer service in all associates of the hotel.

 Ensure all staff is properly trained on all front desk operations, hotel facilities and services, local directions and

safety and emergency procedures. Ensure all staff has the supplies needed to effectively carry out their job


 Supervise the front desk and reservation functions to ensure the delivery of superior guest services, the security

of monies, credit card transactions and guest information.

 Responsible for the supervision of the security of cash, credit card transactions, and guest information.

 Supervise the overall seasonal demand reservation strategy as communicated by the hotel management team

with regard to room type and length of stay pricing. Work with the hotel’s property management system

(Opera) and reservation system (Synxis) to maximize revenue through occupancy and rate adjustments based on

market conditions.

 Establish effective Front Desk communication and information system through logs, department meetings, and

one-on-one interaction with the staff.

 Ensure guest special requests are fulfilled and proper delivery of guest services is delivered.

 Supervise the daily execution of the shoppe and the pour by ensuring each is stocked and maintained in an

orderly and appealing manner.

 Establish and implement appropriate service recovery guidelines in order to ensure complete guest satisfaction.

Respond to guest complaints or concerns in a prompt and professional manner.

 Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other shifts and

departmental management.

 Register guests, issue room keys, provide information on hotel services and room location. Answer phones in a

prompt and courteous manner.

 Supervising the accurate processing all cash and credit card transactions in accordance with established

procedures including but not limited to posting all charges, completing cashier and other reports, preparing

deposits, and counting/securing assigned cash bank(s).

 Communicate any outstanding guest requests or issues to management that may require additional monitoring

or follow-up.

 Regularly sell hotel rooms through direct client contact.

 Ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws regarding health, safety, and alcohol services.

 Perform other duties as assigned.


 High School diploma or equivalent required.

 Two years of previous hotel experience required.

 Previous background from the extended stay industry preferred.

 Ability to speak, read, and write fluent English; other languages beneficial.

 Professional verbal and written communication skills.

 Mathematical skills, including basic math, budgeting, profit/loss concepts, percentages, and variances preferred.

 Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, organizational and training abilities preferred.

 Will be required to obtain a ServSafe certification.

 May be required to obtain a TIPS certification.

 Experience with Microsoft Office and Opera systems required.

 Valid driver’s license required.

 Frequently standing up, bending, climbing, kneeling, and moving about the facility.

 Carrying, lifting or pulling items weighing up to 50 pounds.

 Frequently handling objects and equipment.

 Will be required to work mornings, evening, weekends, and holidays.

Additional Job Description


Sonesta recognizes that benefits play a vital role in helping ensure the health and financial security of employees and their families. We offer a variety of benefits to our employees including:

  • Health Benefits (Health & Dental Insurance)

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Vacation

  • Sonesta Hotels & Other Outlets Discounts

  • Paid Holidays

  • Sick Days

  • Educational Assistance

  • Employee Recognition Programs

  • Newborn & Adopted Child Leave

  • Spousal & Domestic Partner Leave

  • Life Insurance

  • Short Term Disability

  • Long term Disability

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Credit Union

  • Direct Deposit

  • Employee Activities & Events

Upon submitting your application, please ensure you complete a full application in addition to attaching a resume. Incomplete applications received will not be considered.