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Central Reservations Agents - (Opera PMS Only) - London

Employer
Imperial London Hotels
Location
London, Greater London
Salary
24,552.00+ Benefits
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

Job Details

Hotel Reservations Agent - (Opera Users Only)

Imperial Hotels London Group - based at Royal National Hotel

40 hours a week. Fully Flexible hours between 8.00am to 8.00pm (5 of 7Days)

24,552.00 GBP + Benefits

Imperial London Hotels has been running hotels in Central London for over 180 years, currently operating seven 3 & 4-star hotels in the heart of Bloomsbury. Independent and family-owned, ILH has a unique heritage and culture that remains its foundation as it evolves and modernises. The portfolio includes The Royal National Hotel which remains UK largest hotel with over 1,600 rooms, The Bedford Hotel, The President Hotel, The Tavistock Hotel, The Morton Hotel and our newly acquired IHG Branded Holiday Inn Bloomsbury. Following a major refurbishment, The Imperial Hotel will open as ILH flagship 4* Deluxe Hotel in 2024.

We are currently recruiting for a Hotel Reservations Agent at Imperial London Hotels Group based in the heart of Bloomsbury to join our vibrant and multi-cultural team. We don't want you to work for us, we want you to work with us and be part of our ILH Family.

As Reservations Agent you are the first point of contact that our guests have with Imperial London Hotels, building rapport and trust quickly over the telephone, understanding their individual requirements to enjoy a memorable stay at one of our 7 London hotels.

What you will be doing

Your key duties will be as follows:

  • First point of contact with our guests, travel agents or other third-party partners ensuring that any disputes are resolved in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Responds promptly with reservations for Imperial London Hotel group, updates and amends bookings through Opera, ensuring that all bookings are accurately entered into the system in a timely manner.
  • Responds positively to all sales enquiries and is able to convert enquiries into future bookings.
  • Works closely with Group/ Contacts team ensuring a smooth co-operation with suppliers and maintaining a good working relationship.
  • Receives and monitoring daily reservations request from suppliers, ensuring correct rates are confirmed and bookings comply with contracts.
  • Provides our guests with good knowledge of our hotel facilities, public areas, restaurants and bedroom types.
  • Supports Hotel Reception teams within hotel group ensuring any reservation or payment queries are resolved promptly.
  • Keeps up to date and provides information on new and current offers, packages, price and information about the hotels in the group.
  • Makes considered and throughout booking and allocation decision based on availability and knowledge of prevailing market conditions.
  • Provides full website support to Guests as required.

What we would like from you

  • Previous experience gained in a Reception/Reservations or Call Centre environment.
  • Experience in using the OPERA PMS reservations system
  • You will have a good level of spoken and written English.
  • Has a genuine interest in providing the best service for the customer.
  • Has a confident and engaging telephone manner with ability to build rapport quickly.
  • You will have the ability to effectively problem solve ensuring that any complaints are resolved in a calm and professional manner.
  • Excellent organisational skills and time management skills with the ability to balance different priorities.
  • Flexible and reliable to work allocated shifts.
  • Working knowledge of Opera would be beneficial.

What you will get in return

  • Holidays 28 (inc. of bank holidays) increasing with length of service up to 33 days
  • Free Meals on Duty and Uniforms
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • 300 Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Opportunity to explore other roles within ILH Group after 1 year of service
  • 50% discount to friends and family in our hotels (excluding Morton Hotel)
  • Interest-free season ticket loan (after probation)
  • Training and development through our ILH Group Academy
  • Employee recognition awards, Christmas Party and other social events
  • Local discounts at Gym, Dry Cleaners, and Restaurant outlets
  • Reward and recognition schemes
  • e-points to be used across several high street brands and online retailers
  • Supported by Hospitality Action

Company

Imperial London Hotels opened their doors to guests in Bloomsbury, Central London since 1837. All that time they have been operating as an independent family business, providing a warm welcome to those who stay in one of their Russell Square based Hotels.

Imperial London Hotels currently operates seven 3 & 4-star hotels in the heart of Bloomsbury. Independent and family owned, ILH has a unique heritage and culture that remains its foundation as it evolves and modernises.

The portfolio includes The Royal National Hotel which remains UK largest hotel with over 1,600 rooms. The Bedford Hotel, The City Sleeper, The President Hotel, The Tavistock Hotel, The Morton Hotel and The Holliday Inn, Bloomsbury.

Following a major refurbishment, The Imperial Hotel will open as ILH flagship 4* Deluxe Hotel in 2024.

Company info
Website
Mini-site
Imperial London Hotels
Telephone
02072783922
Location
6 Coram Street
London
London
WC1N 1HA
GB

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