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Careers

Find below an overview of all job opportunities at Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba

Lead Front Desk & Concierge Agent 

The ideal candidate is an experienced hospitality professional with knowledge in front desk operations and possesses a passion for Aruba and is service-oriented.

This regards a full time position (40hrs per week)

Front desk lead - lead a team of 3 front desk agents (8hrs of the 40hrs per week)

  • Continually monitor front desk team’s compliance of all existing and new policies and procedures. Develop and/or update policies and procedures when and if necessary
  • Organize brief weekly trainings & information sessions (real life and digital) for the front desk team on guest communication, concierge information, hotel news, new or adjusted operating procedures, hotel specials, etc)
  • Regularly evaluate team members (together with the assistant hotel manager) performance
  • Approve front desk team’s schedule & overtime pay. Control overtime and schedule staff according to hotel occupancy, holidays & special events
  • Analyze daily shift handover, glitch reports & survey results & implement improvements where possible
  • Evaluate front desk team’s email communication with guests, seek out opportunities to elevate the guest experience and set up email templates to guarantee a consistent extra-ordinary service.
  • Serve as the liaison between front desk and other departments (marketing, reservations, F&B, accounting, operations) to guarantee smooth communication between departments
  • Manager on duty 1 week per month
  • Verify inventory & approve invoices of lobby shop items
  • Set up concierge information program, Boardwalk curated selection of concierge tours & activities. Train the team on Boardwalk’s recommended island venues/ activities/dining options.
  • Collect and manage concierge commissions
  • Recruit & train front desk intern

Front Desk & Concierge Agent (32 hrs of the 40 hrs per week)

Front Desk Agent; including responsibilities such as 

  • Prepare for arriving guests and take special care of VIP’s, guest requests & guest preferences
  • Welcome guests at our interactive lobby and make them feel at home while performing check-in and check-out tasks 
  • Inform guests about payment methods and verify their credit card data 
  • Manage online and phone reservations, maintain updated records of bookings and payments 
  • Communicate and coordinate with Housekeeping, Maintenance to ensure all casitas are clean, tidy and fully-functioning to meet and exceed guest expectations.  
  • Communicate and coordinate with F&B team to ensure all F&B related bookings and requests are known, processed and or delivered to guests in timely manner
  • Prepare VIP, repeat and special guest amenities and welcome notes
  • Report & Respond to guest complaints and find & implement/follow up on the appropriate solution 
  • Review if all guests requests and complaints are resolved and or handled by shift end
  • Daily communication with F&B partner on pre-booked F&B items and other F&B related requests
  • Manages bills & invoices of guests and 3rd parties
  • Review & approve on all daily posting journals by shift end

Concierge Services, including responsibilities such as 

  • Meet and exceed guests’ expectations by anticipating the services they might require at the hotel or on island
  • Pro-actively seek out a guest’s interest and provide suggestions on the islands best venues, activities and points of interest
  • Make reservations or appointments for guests who want to avail themselves of local activities, entertainment or services 
  • Act as the point of reference for guests who need assistance or information and attend to their wishes and requirements 
  • Be knowledgeable about Boardwalk’s curated selection of restaurants & activities, local hangouts and locations & match them to the needs of specific guest’s desires and wishes
  • Leverage Boardwalk’s concierge tool to elevate the guest’s experience, build customized guest itineraries and gain a better understanding of a guest’s interest and experiences.
  • Use Boardwalk’s technology stack to communicate and follow up with all departments, communicate with guests, process guest requests and reservations, etc.
  • Report & Respond to complaints and find & implement/follow up on the appropriate solution 

What skills and characteristics are we looking for? 

  • Natural affinity with hospitality, drive to care of our guests
  • Min 3 years experience in a similar position with Hotel operations
  • Our boutique hotel requires the talents and skills of an experienced, fun, sociable Front Desk Lead
  • Degree in Hotel/Hospitality Management or relevant field
  • Creator of guests’ experiences from the 1st contact moment at the hotel till far beyond tour guests departure (via phone, email, regular mail, etc) 
  • In love with Aruba and its unique spots to sell and recommend. Constantly on the look out for the best experiences Aruba has to offer 
  • Polite, friendly, homey and excellent written & oral communication skills 
  • Multi lingual; English in writing and speaking is a must. Dutch, Spanish and Papiamento are welcome 
  • Ability in multitasking, prioritizing and time-management 
  • Technology Savy. Boardwalk team works with the latest hospitality technology stack

 

Vaccination in this guest-facing role is highly recommended and considered a plus. Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba is a smoke- & drug-free work environment. Application letter and resume can be sent to jobs@boardwalkaruba.com

Vacancy Lead front desk & concierge agent

About us

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba is a family-run and locally owned hotel, founded in 1989. Our small team of dynamic and dedicated professionals deliver memorable vacation experiences at a truly unique boutique hotel in Aruba, while having tons of fun at the same time. Are you interested in a career in hospitality, are you a local expert and do you want to become part of the Boardwalk family? 

Prevention procedures

Health & Safety

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel’s new standard operating procedures focus on the health & safety of our guests and team members, it is our top priority.

We want to share an overview of the main steps we have taken to guarantee a safe stay with us.