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Temporary Guest Service Agent - Statler Hotel

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Administrative Assistants

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The Statler Hotel:
Located in the heart of a vibrant Ivy League campus, the Statler Hotel is part of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and is the gateway to Cornell University for many visitors. Inspired by curiosity, the humble spirit of Upstate New York, and the scenic beauty of the Finger Lakes region, the Hotel has earned the dual distinction as the area's only AAA Four Diamond Award-winning property and the Ivy League's only "teaching hotel." With 153 rooms, the Statler Hotel is a full service property with a conference center, three restaurants and over 16,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities.

The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University is the premier school for hospitality education in the world. As an integral part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the school is leading the world in teaching and researching the business of hospitality-marketing, finance, real estate, operations, and more, all applied to the world's largest and most exciting industry. Top faculty, industry leaders, alumni, and students work together to generate new knowledge for the hospitality industry and form the premier network that shapes the industry every day.

Our Statler Family:
We are a team of hospitality professionals who proudly lead the premiere collegiate lifestyle hotel, welcoming the world to the cherished gathering place for those who love Cornell University. We challenge thinking, while connecting and cultivating people. Our actions are driven by a collective aspiration to build a culture of collaboration, celebration and excellence. Our mission is to provide uniquely crafted experiences through personalized connections that will inspire future leaders who will change the world of hospitality.

Your role as a Guest Service Agent:

As a member of the Statler Hotel's Front Office Team, you will participate in our mission to provide uniquely crafted experiences through personalized connections that will inspire future leader who will change the world of hospitality.

Among your duties, you will oversee tasks such as:

  • Provide a warm welcome and attentive service to guests and visitors to the Statler Hotel
  • Register and check in guests, assisting them with all requests and ensuring appropriate follow up. Monitor room status, assist guests with directions and area information, and maintain detailed guest profiles.
  • Facilitate the check-out process, checking guests out of the hotel with a level of service that meets or exceeds guest expectations while accurately completing the payment process.
  • Book reservations by phone and email while maintaining accurate guest charges, room statuses and detailed guest profiles while assisting with the implementation of our revenue management strategy.
  • Collaborate with our Sales Department to configure group bookings and to ensure excellent service is provided to the meeting planners and conference participants.
  • Assist us with our hotel's teaching mission by providing training and coaching to our student employees.
  • Communicate accurately and clearly within the front office team and with other departments in the hotel; Assist others when help is needed, record and pass on pertinent information from your shift to the incoming staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and some relative experience working in a hotel, preferably a hotel Front Office
  • Valid Driver's License with clean driving record
  • Superior communication skills (verbal and written) and professional phone etiquette
  • Professional demeanor, dignified composure, pride in personal appearance
  • A passion for executing excellent customer service and creating memorable guest experiences
  • A warm and enthusiastic personality, always committed to giving your best effort and going above and beyond for others while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Possess basic computer skills, familiar with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Physical requirements for the job, include:
    • The ability to job or walk quickly to retrieve guest cars
    • The ability to be on your feet standing for extended periods of time
    • Able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekends and holidays, that is subject to change on short notice

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of hotel management systems/revenue management/OTA's (online travel agencies)
  • Some accounting experience

Cornell Employee Benefits:

This temporary position is not eligible for benefits.

Please include a cover letter and resume when applying.

University Job Title:

Temporary Retail Assistant

Job Family:

Temporary Auxiliary Services


No Grade - Hourly

Pay Rate Type:



Contact Name:

Richard Kuhar

Number of Openings:


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