New York hotel looking for a new Front Desk Agent!

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Sleek New York Hotel 4 star Hotel is seeking a fun loving Front Desk Agent! You'll spend time at the Front Desk, Reservations and will also have the chance learn more about this historic city as a Concierge.

Experience all that the "The Queen City" has to offer as you move throughout the Rooms department of this brand new luxury property in the heart of downtown! You'll spend time at the Front Desk, Reservations and will also have the chance learn more about this historic city as a Concierge. This is truly a unique opportunity!

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Placement Remarks

Rate of Pay: $15.50/hour

A uniform will be provided by the property. J1's will need to confirm with HR prior to arrival if any additional clothing is needed.

A complimentary meal per shift is provided, but this is subject to change to an employee meal program in the future.
PTO/Vacation time is available and is accrued based on hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours in a pay period.

The best airport to fly in to is Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The airport is located roughly 10 miles from the property. The employer has agreed to provide complimentary pickup of the J1 upon arrival. The J1 will need to confirm the details and time of pickup with HR.

Public transportation is easily accessible from the property. The Buffalo METRO Rail runs Monday - Friday 5:10 AM - 12:50 AM, Saturday 7:05 AM - 12:50 AM and 8:00 AM - 11:50 PM on Sunday and Holidays Trains run as often as once every 10 minutes at rush hour, and generally once every 15 to 20 minutes otherwise. The hotel is three blocks from the Free Fare Zone of the Buffalo Metro Rail which provide complimentary service to nearby attractions in the area. If traveling outside the Free Fare zone, rates ranges from $5 for a day pass to $75 for a monthly pass.

The property has agreed to provide 14 days of complimentary housing for J1's until they secure more permanent housing. Please confirm with HR prior to arrival the details of your housing arrangements.

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Rate of Pay: $15.50/hour
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*Eligibility criteria for our Career USA programs:

- you are enrolled in a post secondary ministerially recognized academic institution in the hospitality industry


- you have a hospitality degree and at least 1 year of recent relevant work experience in the (ultra) luxury hotel industry (outside of the USA)


- you have 5 years recent relevant work experience in the (ultra) luxury hotel industry (outside the USA)
- you have shown consistent career growth over the last years
- you have shown serious commitment to your most recent employers
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Local info

About the area:
Buffalo is a city rich with culture and history. From the inspired architecture of the "Avenue of the Presidents" to the exciting championship sports teams to famous art collections and exhibits, Buffalo shines. As an "All America City," a gateway to one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, and a center of commercial development and cultural activity, Buffalo inspires.


The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority: or

Housing in Buffalo is moderately priced and it is recommended that you start reviewing housing in the area prior to your arrival. The average one bedroom apartment starts around $1050 per month, unfurnished, not including utilities.

Keep in mind without any credit it the USA you will need to pay first and last month rent as a deposit. It is advised as a J-1 exchange visitor that you look into options of sharing housing with other locals and/or J-1 exchange visitors. By doing so, you can reduce the costs per month to around $750; however the costs can also be reduced if you are willing to live outside the city and take public transportation.

The Belesario:
The Buffalo Lofts:
Ellicott Homes:
Planning Mill:
The Sidway:
The Sinclair:
Westbrook Apartments:
Shoreline Apartments:

Additional Resources:

Climate: Buffalo has a continental-type climate, which is common in the Great Lakes region.
Buffalo has snowy winters, but it is rarely the snowiest city in New York State. Buffalo has the sunniest and driest summers of any major city in the Northeast, but still has enough rain to keep vegetation green and lush. Summers are marked by plentiful sunshine and moderate humidity and temperature.

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The Westin Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
March 7, 2022
RD - Reception - agent
15.50 per hour
Once you click the apply button, one of our wonderful career consultants will be notified of your interest in this position and will get back to you within two business days. When you qualify for the placement, the next step will be an introductory call to see if we can meet your expectations.
Job Rotations
Department Position Duration
Orientation Orientation 1 Months
Reservations Agent 2 Months
Front Desk Agent 5 Months
Guest Services Concierge 4 Months

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