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  1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  3. SOFITEL
  4. Sales & Marketing

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Sofitel Shahd Al Madinah, Madinah, Saudi Arabia

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REF30772B

Reservation Manager

Region

Luxury & Lifestyle



Company Description

"Why work for Accor?
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By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit https://careers.accor.com/
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Job Description

  • To manage the reservations operations, ensuring the hotel standards and procedures are fully known and followed.
  • To ensure a proper teamwork and supervise the reservation and telephone operator section at all times.
  • To ensure the all incoming and out going room reservation request are attended and handled as per the hotel standards and procedures.
  • To attract guest and to enhance their loyalty, providing a distinctive service through communication and sales skills, in order to improve the hotel’s image and to increase revenue.
  • To recognize potential clients and to transmit information to the sales Department
  • To recognize VIP guests and to apply the concerned policies.
  • To maintain a good commercial relationship with all the bookers: Guest/companies/Agencies.
  • To promote the Accor loyalty programs and the hotel promotions.
  • To ensure the privacy of the guests and the confidentiality of the information is respected.
  • To act as representative of the Management when dealing with guest complaints or if a member of the reservation team is facing difficulties that she/he cannot solve on her/his own
  • To manage any guest complaint in a professional manner, by owning it, resolving it to the guest satisfaction and recoding it.
  • To be fully aware of and to report all guest comments or complaints.
  • To ensure that telephone etiquette is properly used as per Sofitel standards.
  • To ensure a perfect knowledge of room types and rates structure among the reservation team.
  • To ensure the accuracy of all booking information entered in the PMS.
  • To ensure the Guest History records are accurately maintained and all recurring guest are pre-registered.
  • To ensure a perfect knowledge of the hotel configuration and products among the team members.
  • To ensure the achievement of Quality tools and yield Management performance with the reservation team.
  • To implement and control the Focus and other financial and audit procedures.
  • To offer assistance at any time in the operation and monitor, highlight and suggest improvements on any dysfunction.
  • To ensure and perform a proper use of all the equipment and property management system, to have a perfect knowledge of the set ups.
  • To implement and follow up daily check lists.
  • To assist in securing external guest accommodation should an overbooking occur
  • To provide updated reports and statistics to the management and other departments.
  • Update availability and rates charts on TARS and other booking systems /channels.
  • To prepare forecasts and statistics.
  • To respect schedules, terms and deadlines as agreed with the management.
  • To ensure that all team members are aware of the outlet timings and promote the internal activities, services and events.
  • To ensure that all team members are updated with latest administrative, organizational, operational or other changes and news.
  • To be updated with the competitors offerings and rates.
  • To liaise closely with sales on rate management.
  • To conduct a daily line up briefing with the reservation team to recapitulate task and activity.
  • To attend any inter-departmental meeting using this opportunity to encourage the interactivity with reservation team and to review the operational standards and procedures.
  • To share daily activity highlights with the Revenue Manager, including internal and external guest opportunities.
  • To ensure uncompromising levels of cleanliness and maintenance through each employee’s responsibility.
  • To interview potential candidates and assist in new employees integration in liaison with HR department.
  • To create an atmosphere of high morale and happy working relationship among the staff.
  • To conduct staff evaluations and surveys.
  • To develop staff motivation and performance through action plans.
  • To ensure training and regular “refresher” courses are conducted and attended as scheduled.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management, Business Administration, or related field preferred.
  • Proven experience in reservations management within the Luxury hospitality.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with guests and team members.
  • Strong organizational abilities and attention to detail, with the capacity to prioritize tasks and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in reservation management software and familiarity with point-of-sale systems is advantageous.
  • Ability to remain calm and composed under pressure, with demonstrated problem-solving skills

Additional Information

Your team and working environment:

Sofitel Shahd Al-madinah boasts a landmark location in the center of Madinah, a short walk from the northern entrance of the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi. The property features 469 keys, including the most luxurious suite in Madinah, two- and three-bedroom suites, Three dining outlets, an executive lounge, two meeting rooms and a fitness center with a gym, stand out as a beacon of modern luxury and French savoir-faire, blending the brand’s unique sense of joie de vivre with the very best of the local.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

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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