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Hotel Driver at Grand Pela Hotel and Suites

Grand Pela Hotels & Suites, Abuja, managed by Premium Swiss Hotels & Resorts Zurich-Switzerland, is a luxury 4Star hotel located in the residential area in Durumi, near American Int’l School, Abuja. The Hotel is 30 minutes drive to/from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and 15mins from the city Centre of Abuja.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Hotel Driver

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

Position Summary

  • As a driver in the hotel, your primary responsibility is to transport the hotel’s guests upon arrival, departure and any other driving-related duties and responsibility
  • Additionally, you should also assist other departments for their transportation requirements eg. driver around the hotel’s sales team to attend sales calls.
  • Also responsible for the up keeping of the vehicle at all times and also provide excellent service to the guests as per the hotel’s standard service procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Able to meet all the comfort requirements of the hotel guests and customer.
  • Able to drive in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Responsible to assist the guests in any travel or destination regarding issues by applying his/ her knowledge of the local area.
  • Able to keep a record of all the incidents while driving, for example, any accidents or tickets.
  • Able to ensure safe and easy travel for the customers/ guests to their destinations or to the hotel.
  • Able to file the record of the timings for which the vehicle was used and the purpose to his/ her superior.
  • Able to comply with all the traffic/ road rules and regulation of the state while also following the policies of the hotel authorities.
  • Responsible to ensure the safety of the guests while travelling.
  • Responsible to ensure the security of guest belonging while travelling.
  • Ensure that the guests are wearing seat belts.
  • Able to welcome the guest with a placard at the airport.
  • Maintain good coordination with the hotel’s airport representative.
  • Able to maintain a positive conversation with the guests.
  • Should follow all designated SOP’s for any vehicle breakdowns and accidents.
  • Assist the guests with the luggage as and when required.
  • Transport guest luggage to and from designated bell desk or lobby area.
  • Provide the complimentary water and cold towels (as per hotels standard operating policy SOP) once the guest is seated comfortably in the car.
  • Maintain proper records of the trip starting and ending kilometres or miles.
  • The guest signature must be taken if the room bill is to be posted on to the folio.
  • If the guest is paying the taxi fare by cash then the exact tender or change must be returned back to the guest.
  • If the guest is paying by credit or debit card then he/she should be able to handle the mobile EDC (Electronic Data capture machine) and swipe the accurate charges on the machine.
  • Follow the standard route and reporting time schedule at all times.
  • Forward or report all guest complaints, problems or incidents to the manager on duty or travel desk manager.
  • Perform any trips and drives with the hotel car/bus as requested.
  • Responsible to park the car at designated parking areas and also follow the parking policy.
  • Obey all traffic and driving regulations like speed limit etc at all times.
  • Keep the vehicle spotless in both exterior and interior appearance.
  • In charge of the maintenance of his vehicles service dues, cleaning, up keeping and running condition.
  • He/she is responsible to report to the superiors regarding all incidents.
  • Assist with hotels administrative departments with transportation requirements like sales calls etc.
  • Always maintain positive customer relations at all times.
  • Have a good knowledge of the hotel’s facilities and services.
  • Able to provide information on hotels amenities, activities, restaurants and any places of interest near the hotel.
  • Able to provide details on hotels room features like wifi, minibar, tea coffee maker and other amenities if asked by the guest.
  • Responsible to maintain either hotel’s vehicle or the vehicle of third party service providers.
  • Keep the assigned car or vehicle clean and ensuring that it is mechanically sound.
  • The vehicle must be spotless in appearance and ready to go for a drive without issue at all times.
  • Inspect vehicle using the car / limousine checklist and rectify any issues found during the checking.
  • Ensure effective handover from the earlier shift and sign on the log book.
  • Preferably non-smoker due to the close proximity with the guest, use mouth freshness to avoid bad odours.
  • Maintain high grooming and personal hygiene standards.
  • Always wear a proper uniform with name tag nicely polished (if required).
  • Practices accident prevention measures.
  • Maintains good personal safety and grooming standards.
  • Maintain the parking spaces and key cabinet and ensure cleanliness is to the maximum.
  • Treat all clients and colleagues in a polite and courteous manner at all times.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the management.

Educational Qualification and Experience

  • High School or similar educational qualification.
  • 2-3 years prior hotel experience required in a similar role.

Prerequisites:

  • Excellent driving skills.
  • Valid driver’s license with the excellent driving record.
  • No black points on license.
  • The ideal candidate will be a well presented, young minded individual with an outgoing and friendly attitude.

Deadline: 16th March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: ivyk2k2@yahoo.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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