Public Area Attendant at Sonesta International Hotels Corporation in Houston, Texas

Posted in Other 24 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

Responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the public areas of the hotel, both interior and exterior, according to established hotel procedures. Position includes all facets of Housekeeping cleaning and outside yard maintenance while delivering superior guest service.

Job Description

Essential Elements:

  • Ability to adhere to Sonesta grooming standards.

  • Ability to lift and move approximately 75 pounds

  • Ability to push / pull carts weighing approximately 75-100 pounds

  • Ability to bend, squat, kneel, climb (including stairs) and reach continually on a daily basis

  • Ability to work in excessive heat and humidity

  • Ability to work in extreme weather (for example: rain, wind, sun, fog and pollen)

  • Ability to operate and control industrial maintenance equipment (for example: floor buffers, carpet cleaners, vacuums, pressure washers, etc.)

  • Ability to interact with guests and other employees in a courteous, empathetic and discreet manner.  Ability to direct or escort guests to various facilities and functions within the hotel.

  • Ability to perform tasks requiring sustained repetitive motion (for example: cleaning windows, vacuuming, etc.)

  • Ability to move freely within the hotel

  • Ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time

  • Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic

  • Ability to work with chemicals (for example: cleaners, disinfectants and solvents) and prolonged exposures to water

  • Ability to understand and execute all safety and emergency procedures (for example: fire, crowd control, inclement weather, bomb threats, etc.)

  • Ability to stand, walk and roam the public areas on a continual basis

Job Tasks:

  • Maintain a quiet, professional atmosphere in all public areas

  • Follow procedures for reporting to work, taking meal breaks and end of shift

  • Follow bending / lifting techniques

  • Follow procedures for picking up trash, emptying ash urns in the interior and exterior of the hotel

  • Follow procedures for lifting, emptying and proper disposal of trash in the interior and exterior of the hotel

  • Greeting guests

  • Cleaning exterior of building with water hose and pressure washer as required

  • Cleaning of restrooms and telephones, interior and exterior of the hotel, and maintaining adequate stock of supplies

  • Attend to the health club and health club locker room areas

  • Cleaning of all levels of the public areas and all equipment

  • Special projects / special cleaning details

  • Maintain the cleanliness of back-of-house areas

  • Work with and keep lines of communication open between all employees to provide a smooth running operation

  • Complete additional responsibilities as assigned

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.