Guest Experience Specialist – Reservations | Kasa Living | Remote (Philippines)

Guest Experience Specialist – Reservations | Kasa Living | Remote (Philippines)

Remote Philippines
Application ends: September 24, 2024
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Job Description

Location: This role is fully remote [PH]; we set a location because some job boards require it.

As a Guest Experience Specialist on our Reservations team, you will build a personal connection with our guests through phone, email, and chat support to address a variety of questions and scenarios of travelers considering booking a Kasa stay.  Your primary focus will be creating a 5-star guest reservation experience through genuine care and efficient reservation support including the assessment of guests’ travel needs and recommendations of suitable Kasa accommodations resulting in the booking of a Kasa stay.

Unleash your career potential at Kasa

We’re building a tech-enabled global hospitality brand that unleashes the potential of liveable space. Hospitality is at the core of who we are, and we are committed to providing our teams the same care we give our guests, neighbors, and partners.

[This role is based in the Philippines and is a contract position.]

Required Qualifications

  • Change Advocate: Thrive in an environment with constant change and easily adapts to new processes, technology, and/or procedures that impact day-to-day responsibilities
  • Resiliency Master: Effectively manage repetitive, in some cases unpleasant, guest interactions with, tenacity, grit, humility, and humor 
  • Hall of Fame Communicator: Communicate verbally and in writing with genuine care and hospitality that avoids jargon and generalizations to deliver a memorable, 5-star guest experience
  • Smooth Operator: Approach problem resolution with confidence, empathy, and creativity to swiftly and successfully resolve guests’ stated and unstated needs 
  • Guest-Centric Mindset: Multiple years of experience in the hospitality or service industry working backward from the guests needs to deliver positive experiences and interactions
  • Process Minded: Effectively execute established processes with precision and surfaces process deficiencies that negatively impact the guest experience
  • Growth Mindset: Operate with the intention to learn, stretch and grow by proactively seeking and providing feedback and humbly sharing best practices to promote the success of the team overall
  • Reliable: Take pride in arriving to work on time and welcomes the opportunity to work nights and weekends

Desired Qualifications

  • Reservation Optimizer: Delivers a compelling value proposition to prospective guests to promote the booking of a Kasa stay
  • Inquisitive: Asks thoughtful questions that will prompt dialogue with guests to elicit information that will lead to booking a Kasa stay
  • Bilingual: Building upon your hall-of-fame communication expertise, you can facilitate conversations with guests in a second language, such as Spanish.

Don’t meet all of the qualifications? We want you to consider all of your skills and experiences – both professional and personal- that would make you successful in this role. Although some qualifications are essential, others can be attained with time. We believe diverse perspectives, upbringings, and knowledge contribute to our strong company culture and we encourage you to apply.

Expected Results:

  • Key Result 1: Use your resources to assist guests with questions and issues.
    • Key Initiative: Use shortcuts and AI to respond to guest messages 50% of the time.
  • Key Result 2: Drive efficiency of the guest experience through the achievement of average response time to a guest inquiry.
    • Key Initiative: Maintain a Speed to answer of 2.5 min for SMS & Chat
    • Key Initiative: Maintain an Average Conversation handle time of 5 minutes.
  • Key Result 3: Drive quality outcomes for guests ensuring problem resolution and guest satisfaction.
    • Key Initiative:  Achieve a Customer Satisfaction Score of 4.25 or higher
  • Key Result 4: Achieve a target conversion rate of prospective guest inquiries to a confirmed Kasa booking.
    • Key Initiative:  Achieve a guest prospect conversion rate of 17% or higher

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  • 🌏 Remote Work: With flexibility as a core value, and over three-quarters of the team working remotely, Kasa employees are able to work from anywhere!
  • Kasa Travel Credit: We love to travel! Kasa employees get an allowance of free stays with us in any of our locations, plus a discount on any night for friends and family.
  • 💰 Competitive Salary: We offer total compensation at or above market rates plus additional earning opportunities based on the position.
  • Other Perks: Qualifying full-time roles are eligible for a wi-fi stipend, home office stipend, and more!