Host/Hostess - Protea Hotel Fire & Ice By Marriott Melrose Arch
Posting Date Apr 19, Job Number Job Category Food and Beverage & Culinary Location Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Johannesburg Melrose Arch, 22 Whiteley Road, Johannesburg, South Africa, South Africa VIEW ON MAP Brand Protea Hotels Schedule Full-Time Relocation? N Position Type Non-Management Located Remotely? N Protea Hotels by Marriott is the leading hospitality brand in Africa and one of the most widely recognized hospitality brands on the continent, with over 90 hotels across South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. If you have a passion for delivering every guest a personalized service experience and desire to be part of the Coolest Hotel Brand in South Africa, join the Protea Hotels by Marriott team today! POSITION SUMMARY Greet guests and determine the number in their party. Seat guests by finding a clean, available table; pulling out chairs; placing clean/current menu in front of guest, etc. Guide guests through the dining rooms and provide any needed assistance. Move and arrange tables, chairs, and settings and organize seating for groups with special needs. Ensure place settings are appropriate and each guest has a napkin, clean silverware, and any other item that is part of the standard place setting. Check menus to ensure they are current, clean, plentiful, and wrinkle-free. Maintain cleanliness of work areas throughout the day, practicing clean-as-you-go procedures. Monitor dining rooms for seating availability, service, safety, and well being of guests. Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager; and complete safety training and certifications. Ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional, maintain confidentiality of proprietary information, and protect company assets. Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards. Speak with others using clear and professional language, and answer telephones using appropriate etiquette. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others, support team to reach common goals, and listen and respond appropriately to the concerns of other employees. Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards. Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time. Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 10 pounds without assistance. Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors. CRITICAL TASKS Safety and Security Report work related accidents, or other injuries immediately upon occurrence to manager/supervisor. Complete appropriate safety training and certifications to perform work tasks. Follow property specific procedures for handling emergency situations (e.g., evacuations, medical emergencies, natural disasters). Identify and correct unsafe work procedures or conditions and/or report them to management and security/safety personnel. Follow company and department safety and security policies and procedures to ensure a clean, safe, and secure environment. Policies and Procedures Protect the privacy and security of guests and coworkers. Maintain confidentiality of proprietary materials and information. Follow company and department policies and procedures. Ensure uniform, nametags, and personal appearance are clean, hygienic, professional and in compliance with company policies and procedures. Protect company tools, equipment, machines, or other assets in accordance with company policies and procedures. Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors. Guest Relations Welcome and acknowledge each and every guest with a smile, eye contact, and a friendly verbal greeting, using the guest's name when possible. Address guests' service needs in a professional, positive, and timely manner. Thank guests with genuine appreciation and provide a fond farewell. Actively listen and respond positively to guest questions, concerns, and requests using brand or property specific process (e.g., LEARN, PLEASED, Guest Response, LEAP) to resolve issues, delight, and build trust. Anticipate guests' service needs, including asking questions of guests to better understand their needs and watching/listening to guest preferences and acting on them whenever possible. Engage guests in conversation regarding their stay, property services, and area attractions/offerings. Provide assistance to individuals with disabilities, including assisting visually, hearing, or physically-impaired individuals within guidelines (e.g., escorting them when requested, using words to explain actions, writing directions on paper, moving objects out of the way, or offering access to Braille or TDD phones). Assist other employees to ensure proper coverage and prompt guest service. Communication Speak to guests and co-workers using clear, appropriate and professional language. Answer telephones using appropriate etiquette including answering the phone within 3 rings, answering with a smile in one's voice, using the callers' name, transferring calls to appropriate person/department, requesting permission before placing the caller on hold, taking and relaying messages, and allowing the caller to end the call. Talk with and listen to other employees to effectively exchange information. Discuss work topics, activities, or problems with coworkers, supervisors, or managers discreetly and quietly, avoiding public areas of the property. Working with Others Support all co-workers and treat them with dignity and respect. Develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships with other employees and departments. Partner with and assist others to promote an environment of teamwork and achieve common goals. Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards. Physical Tasks Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time or for an entire work shift. Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 10 pounds without assistance. General Food and Beverage Services Monitor dining rooms for seating availability, service, safety, and well being of guests. Maintain cleanliness of work areas throughout the day, practicing clean-as-you-go procedures. Notify management of maintenance repairs issues. Report any employee, guest, and/or vendor incidents and accidents to management and Loss Prevention at the time of the incident and/or accident. Assist your and other departments when needed to ensure optimum service to guests. Assists Management Communicate with guests, other employees, or departments to ensure guest needs are met. Opening Check menus to ensure they are current, clean, plentiful, and wrinkle-free. Greeting and Seating Thank every guest upon departure, invite them to return, and wish them a fond farewell. Seat guests by finding a clean, available table; pulling out chairs; placing clean/current menu in front of guest, etc. Guide guests through the dining rooms and provide any needed assistance. Move and arrange tables, chairs, and settings and organize seating for groups with special needs with minimal amount of disturbance to other guests. Greet guests and determine the number in their party. Ensure place settings are appropriate and each guest has a napkin, clean silverware, and any other item that is part of the standard place setting. CRITICAL COMPETENCIES Interpersonal Skills Customer Service Orientation Team Work Diversity Relations Interpersonal Skills Communications Communication Listening Telephone Etiquette Skills English Language Proficiency Personal Attributes Presentation Positive Demeanor Integrity Dependability Safety Orientation Adaptability/Flexibility PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Education High school diploma/G.E.D. equivalent Related Work Experience No related work experience is required Supervisory Experience No supervisory experience is required Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.