Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, known as the ‘Castle in the City’, with its chateau-style green-clad copper roof and gargoyles is an architectural landmark in the heart of Downton Vancouver that captures the hearts and imaginations of all who visit. A registered heritage property operating since 1939, the hotel symbolizes grandeur and timeless elegance. In spring 2019, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver completed a $75M, five-year multiphase revitalization project. With its prestigious address on Georgia Street, this castle is surrounded by a diverse arts community of galleries and theatres, a thriving shopping district, exhilarating nightlife and world class cuisine. Join our team and welcome our guests to extraordinary experiences at their home away from home.
First impressions are everything! As a Guest Agent, you will curate the guest experience from the moment they arrive through to their next booking by turning moments into memories throughout their stay. Grow your career at this iconic Heritage Property, the Castle in the City at a world-renowned hotel, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Your future awaits.
Our Culture & Benefits:
An inclusive, empowering, and positive company culture where we place people at the heart of everything we do
The opportunity to have fun at work, alongside passionate hospitality professionals who strive to make the world a more welcoming place
A competitive rate starting at $23.29 per hour increasing to $29.11 after 3 months,
Bi-annual increases and the opportunity to learn, grow and develop your talent within Accor
A complimentary meal during your shift through our Colleague Dining Program
One complimentary hotel stay with breakfast for two through our BE OUR GUEST program, including an employee benefit card offering discounted room and food & beverage rates at Accor properties worldwide
The opportunity to work in a luxury hotel environment and a Vancouver heritage building with a historic legacy dating back to 1939
Free learning programs through our Academies and discounted programs and courses through eCornell
Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21 and RiiSE
What you will be doing:
Take initiative to add a personalized experience
Consistently offering friendly, professional, and proactive guest service
Greet, check-in, respond to requests and settle accounts while providing exceptional service
Proudly promote the hotel facilities, looking for opportunities to enhance a guest’s stay through up-selling
Promote our loyalty program and drive revenues by upselling guest experiences
Following departmental policies, procedures, and service standards
Maintaining a safe working environment and following all safety policies and procedures
All other duties as assigned
Your experience and skills include:
Service focused personality is essential and previous experience working in a guest-facing position is required
Luxury hotel experience is an asset
Prior experience working with Opera or a related system
Written, verbal, and comprehensive fluency in English; additional languages are an asset
Accurate and efficient cash handling skills
Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous even in challenging situations
Keen attention to detail, ability to prioritize competing tasks, and strong organizational skills
Ability to work independently as well as cohesively and part of a team
Ability to present and communicate professionally and articulately
Highly responsible and reliable
Ability to work rotating and flexible schedule including early mornings, late nights, overnights, weekends, and holidays
Legally eligible to work in Canada (the Hotel is unable to assist applicants in obtaining Canadian work authorization)
Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):
Constant standing and walking throughout shift
Occasional lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs
Occasional bending, squatting, kneeling
Occasional pushing and pulling
Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps
Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. The hotel is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.
Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.
Why work for Accor?
We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.
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
Do what you love, care for the world, dare to challenge the status quo! #BELIMITLESS
“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.
Do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.”