Highgate is an industry-leading investor and manager of hospitality assets. With over 25 years of experience and corporate offices in New York, Chicago, London, Dallas and Seattle, Highgate is the dominant hotel player in key gateway markets, such as New York, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Key West and Waikiki, and an expanding presence in key European markets. We operate 100+ hotels and approximately 30,000 rooms around the world, with a diverse portfolio representing everything from legacy brands to bespoke lifestyle and independent hotels.
Highgate Hotels Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate's portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry's most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle. Location The Gates is a new lifestyle hotel in Key West offering an intimate setting that invites guests to celebrate the island's colorful history and creative spirit. Mixing contemporary design and retro Floridian flair, The Gates Hotel features guestrooms with modern amenities that uniquely combine upscale sophistication and polished service with the island's casual laidback vibe. Employment StatusFull-Time Overview The Reservations Sales Agent is responsible for handling reservations, inquiries and cancellations in an attentive, courteous and efficient manner, and quoting available rates to maximize room revenue according to Highgate Hotel standards. He/she is also responsible for participating in the monthly Rooms Merchandising meeting. Responsibilities Answer all incoming calls promptly, in an attentive, courteous and efficient manner. Answer guest inquiries about hotel services, facilities and hours of operation. Book room reservations while focusing on maximizing room revenue and average rate using standard rate quoting scenario at all times. Up sell rooms when possible. Enter reservations into the computer according to standard operating procedures. Communicate and work closely with the Sales Department concerning group bookings. Maintain availability calendar and communicate all relevant information to the operations staff. Maintain accurate files and reports. Handle all special reservations, to include V.I.P. reservations, packages and discounts. Book and block rooms using hotel standards for Group Rooming Lists and Booking Agreements. Attend and give input on trends and opportunities to maximize revenue. Complete forecasts as required by management. Monitor daily sales activity and alert Guest Services Manager of sold out nights, group status and possible problem situations. Post no-show revenue daily, if required at property. Process travel agent checks, if required at property. Be able to perform all duties of Guest Services Agent and assist at front desk as needed. Communicate availability to wholesalers. Call for occupancy at area hotels. File reservations and group contracts. Review Reservations logbook and Guest Request log on a daily basis. Send confirmations. Process advance deposit/balance sheet. Process brochure requests. Forecast packages according to hotel standards. Research travel agent commissions. Qualifications High School diploma or equivalent required. Experience in a hotel or a related field preferred. College course work in related field helpful. SDL2017