London Reservations Agent

Sales and Reservations

Employment
Permanent - Full Time
Salary
£22,568 - £24,000 + Benefits
Hours
40
Closing Date
Sunday, 10 July 2022
Location
London

Role Description

London Hotel Reservations Agent 

London Imperial Hotels Group in Bloomsbury 

40 hours a week. Fully Flexible hours within 8.00am to 8.00pm 

Upto £24,000 + Fantastic Benefits 

In joining our team, you’ll be immediately welcomed into the Imperial London Hotels (ILH) family where we have a rich history of 175 years of hospitality experience creating unique guest experiences.

As a Hotel 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.

Our seven hotels are all located in the heart of Bloomsbury, Central London. From our charming 34-bedroom boutique Morton Hotel & IHG property The Holiday inn Bloomsbury to our largest and lively Royal National hotel with a huge 1630-bedrooms. 

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about delivering a world class customer service, finding solutions to meet our guests needs, ensuring that they continue to return to Imperial London Hotels.

What you’ll 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.
  • Manages bookings via various systems such as Booking.com, Expedia, and many more travel agencies, wholesalers and OTA.
  • 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.
  • Responds positively to all sales enquiries and is able to convert enquiries into future bookings.

What we’d like from you

  • Previous experience gained in a Reservations or Call Centre environment
  • 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’ll get in return

  • Holidays 28 (inc. of bank holidays) increasing with length of service up to 33 days
  • Reward and recognition schemes including discounts across a number of high street brands
  • 30% discount to friends and family at our hotels (excluding Morton Hotel)
  • Discounted room rate across our hotels (excluding Morton Hotel) and Friend and Family discounted room rates (Check)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan (after probation)
  • Training and development through our ILH Group Academy to support your career development and growth.
  • Employee recognition awards, Christmas Party and other social events.
  • Free Meals on Duty
  • Local discounts at Gym, Dry Cleaners, Restaurant outlets
  • Extra Benefits within IHG Property

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