Use Hospitality and Hotel English to Make a Reservation
Edited by Hotelier, Crystal, Eng
Hello, and thank you for watching VisiHow. This tutorial is on hospitality English for making a reservation. This tutorial is geared toward a reservations agent or a front desk receptionist in a hotel.
- 1There are a few questions that we can ask to obtain stay details from a guest. These will include:Before we make our offer to the guest and book the room, we need to obtain a set of details from the guest that will help us better meet their needs and make the appropriate offer that might work for them.Advertisement
- 3If we're using software such as OPERA or Fidelio Property Management System, when we enter in the arrival date and the number of nights, the departure date should automatically update. If we're not using software, then we will need to figure it out on our own. Always make sure to confirm that it's correct with the guest.When we know the guests arrival date we can then ask them, "How many nights will you stay?" After we have learned how many nights they will stay, we'll confirm their departure date with them.
- 4This depends on the layout of the hotel, the room types that we offer, and the occupancies of each of the room types.After we know the guests arrival and departure date, we can ask "How many guests are in your party?" They may say one or two, but if they have more than two guests (even if they have two guests), they may need multiple rooms.
- 5We can't make assumptions, and there are several personal questions that we are not able to ask the guest. Usually how we get around asking an uncomfortable question would be to simply ask "Would you like a room with one or two beds" and then from those four questions, we can better offer the two room types that may make this guests needs, to make their choice.Finally, we need to ask "Would you like a room with one or two beds?".
- 8This can also help us if we're using a property management system such as OPERA or Fidelio to avoid having 15 profiles for one guest. It's set up so that we can attach a previously entered profile to a current reservation, and then we can keep track of the guests stays.Another question we can ask is "Have you stayed with us before?" If this is a person that has stayed with us before and we're using some software, then we likely would already have a profile for this guest on record and then we need to make sure that we are counting the number of times that this guest stays with us, because there may be additional benefits that they can receive for being a repeat or frequent guest.
- 9If the guest is coming on a leisure trip with their family, we might have some package offering with some interesting things for families such as a trip to the museum that we can offer to the guest as one of our rate options.Finally, "Are you coming on a business or leisure trip?" This may help us determine what kind of extra services or any package offers that we may be able to help the guest with.
- 10This is part 1 of 2 on obtaining guest information. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.This concludes the tutorial on hospitality English to make a reservation.
Video: Use Hospitality and Hotel English to Make a Reservation Obtaining Details
Hello, and thank you for watching VisiHow. This tutorial is on hospitality English for making a reservation. This tutorial is geared toward a reservations agent or a front desk receptionist in a hotel. This is part 2 of 2, covering the confirmation of a reservation. After we have obtained the stay details, asked our qualifying questions, made our offer, received the buying signal and entered the guests information, we need to confirm all of the details with the guest. For this tutorial, I have included a small outline of what the confirmation script may be like. If we're using software such as OPERA or Fidelio, we may have a pop-up reservation confirmation script that appears after we have booked a reservation. That will contain the script that we need to read with all of the details we've just reserved with. If not, here is a sample script that we can use just for confirming the stay details and for this script, any details that are underlined may be changed.
- 6Each of those things may change depending on the reservation and the details booked, as well as the hotel policies.We have underlined the guests name, number of nights, arrival date, departure date, the room type, the number of guests, the special requests are bracketed because we may or may not have them, and finally, we underlined the cancellation policy and the confirmation number.
- 7This concludes the tutorial on hospitality English for making a reservation. This is part 2 of 2 dealing with confirming the reservation details. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.After we have finished this, we need to begin closing our call.Advertisement
Video: Use Hospitality and Hotel English to Make a Reservation Confirming Details
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Categories : Hospitality Industry
Recent edits by: Crystal, Hotelier