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Cluster Reservations Trainee

The Hague Marriott Hotel


At YTL Hotels, we are committed to creating unique and differentiated experiences for guests staying at each of our properties. Our brand promise of Treasured Places, Treasured Moments means YTL Hotels holds itself to the highest standard, with 5-star service and operational excellence as our key drivers.


The position will be part of the YTL Reservations Cluster supporting a set of five 5-star properties in the UK as well as The Hague Marriott in The Netherlands. The portfolio includes a diverse set of properties with exposure to Marriott’s Brands (Threadneedles Hotel London, Glasshouse Hotel Edinburgh, The Hague Marriott) and Small Luxury Hotels (The Academy London, Monkey Island Estate, The Gainsborough Bath Spa).

The position will be based at The Hague Marriott but will give exposure to the whole portfolio in Europe/UK.

Tasks include:

  • Answer guest queries about property facilities/services and room accommodations in a timely and professional manner via phone and email.

  • Complete and audit the accurate input of reservations (both manual input and reservation checks of direct bookings)

  • Complete arrival checks to ensure guest preferences have been applied, upsell opportunities have been exploited and reservation information is accurate.

  • Keep effective communication with each respective property’s operations team and ensure all relevant information is passed on correctly

  • Follow sales techniques to maximize revenue and fully understand the needs of the customer and strive to meet or exceed those expectations at all times

  • Adopt a sales attitude: Identify sales leads for the on-property sales teams, confidently convert reservations requests with an eagerness to close the deal and identify upsell opportunities across all channels.

  • Prevent and if necessary resolve guest complaints in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Work simultaneously with different Property Management Systems (PMS) being Opera PMS and MARSHA (Marriott Reservations System)


General duties:

  • Ensure all customer queries are handled efficiently, effectively and successfully in order to maximize customer satisfaction

  • Maintain effective communication systems within the department to serve guests and other departments

  • Attend any meetings, training sessions, courses and workshops as requested.

  • Travel to the respective properties for product knowledge when required

  • Maintain a neat and tidy working environment.

  • Adhere to Company policies and procedures.

  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and regulations.

  • Be available to work outside normal office hours as and when required.

  • Undertake reasonable duties and responsibilities, commensurate with the level of the post, as requested by management 

  • Perform other assignments as requested.

What we offer you:

  • Working together with a young and dynamic team always striving for more.

  • Traineeship Allowance.

  • Opportunity to incorporate research project / thesis to further develop the Cluster Reservations Department. 

  • Opportunity to get to know various brands and a variety of hotels, all in one internship.

  • Special Associate Discount Rate in all Marriott Hotels and SLH Hotels worldwide.

  • The opportunity to follow online courses to enhance your knowledge.



We are looking for a person who meets the following profile:

  • A student of a hospitality or business management related study who is available for at least 6 months.

  • Excellent communication skills in English. Additional language is a plus.

  • Previous work experience in the hotel industry.

  • Experience within Property Management Systems and Reservations System is a plus (Opera).

  • Hands-on mentality, ability to multitask and work independently.

  • Organized and possess an eye for detail.

  • A person who easily connects with others and can live up to our mission statement: treasured places, treasured moment.



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