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  3. IBIS
  4. Sales & Marketing

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ibis Chennai City Centre, Chennai, India

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REF27923I

Reservation Executive

Region

MEA SPAC



Company Description

Located on Anna Salai Road, opposite Metro Station, ibis Chennai City Center - An Accor Brand is 20 minutes by metro to the Chennai Airport. The hotel features a well-equipped fitness center, ‘The Hub’ lobby level bar and ‘Spice It’, a multi-cuisine 24-hour restaurant with the longest breakfast from 4 AM to noon. The well-designed rooms feature high-speed free WiFi, LED TV, safe deposit, tea and coffee amenities along with a mini fridge. The bathrooms are well-fitted with health faucets and shower cubicles. Located next to the Gemini flyover, within a radius of 0.6 mi from the US Consulate, Apollo Hospital, Spencers Plaza & Express Avenue Mall, the hotel is an ideal destination for guests. The hotel also has a multi-cuisine restaurant. Guests can avail of a long breakfast from 4 AM until noon. It is a convenient base for travelers, being 1.2 mi away from one of the country's leading hospitals –Sankara Nethralaya and 3.1 mi away from Chennai Central and Egmore Railway Station. The nearest airport is Chennai Airport, 9.9 mi away.


Job Description

Department    :      Front Office

 

Designation   :      Reservation Executive

 

Reports To     :       Front Office Manager

                            

 

Prime Function:

 

  • Plan the room reservations.
  • Ensure proper selling techniques and strategies are utilized to maximize room revenues.
  • Coordinate all duties and responsibilities of the reservation department ensuring a high level of accuracy and efficiency.
  • Any matter which may affect the interests of the hotel should be brought to the attention of the Management.
  • Responsible for INTERREACT.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Sales & Marketing Planning

 

  • Plan & prepare forecasts on a timely basis for review.
  • Plan & prepare monthly reports, forecasts and other relevant reports.
  • Ensure that the various monthly statistical reports are generated and assist in the development of occupancy forecasts for the annual budget.

 

People Management

 

  • Provide effective support to the team to enable them to provide effective and efficient services.
  • Respond to customer queries by resolving issues in a timely and efficient manner to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure that the team has been trained for all safety provisions.

 

Financial Management

 

  • Identify optimal, cost effective use of the resources and educate the team on the same.
  • Maintain and update corporate database, entering guest bookings to ensure guest information / records are kept up to date and accurate for future events.
  • Assist in the development of occupancy forecasts for the annual budget.

 

Operational Management

 

  • Ensure that team refers to guest history before creating a Guest folio to follow special instruction in case of regular and VIP Guests.
  •  Ensure the accurate positioning of the hotel in terms of occupancy and rooms availability
  •  Ensure that the corporate account number is recorded on the Guest Folio to help monitor quantum of business generated through respective companies.
  •   Ensure calculative overbooking.
  • Give discounts and corporate rates, as per the company’s policy.
  • Supervise and delegate work to reservation associate
  • Ensure that all reservations are recorded as per standard procedures.
  • Handle additional responsibilities as and when delegated by the Management.

 

 

Managerial Qualities

 

  • Leadership skills that utilize persuasion and motivation to attain organizational        goals is the most desirable management quality, followed by honesty, integrity, ethical behaviour, tactfulness, openness, and cultural awareness;
  • Ability to accept responsibility;
  • Self confidence, motivation, drive and tenacity;
  • Ability to enhance organizational performance;
  • Ability to clearly delegate tasks and responsibilities;
  • Ability to think strategically, inductively, and creatively;
  • Propensity to recognize and acknowledge other peoples’ ideas.

 

Hygiene / Personal safety / Environment:

 

  •  Ensures that the workplace and storage areas remain clean and tidy
  • Respects the instructions and safety guidelines for the equipment (s)he uses
  • Applies the hotel's security regulations (in case of fire etc)
  • Respects the hotel's commitments to the "Environment Charter" (saving energy, recycling, sorting waste etc)

 

Key Contacts

 

Liaises with

Responsible for (as assigned)

 

Sales & Marketing team

Front Office team.

 

 

Reservations Associate

 

 

Occupational Health & Safety

Employee Responsibility

All employees to safeguard their health and safety, and the health and safety of others, in the workplace. 

 

Replacement and Temporary Mission:

Be ready and responsible for any job, which may be assigned by the management.

Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
When applying, do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.

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