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IHG Wedding Sales Executive in Kuwait, Kuwait

Wedding Sales Executive

Job Number R160852

Hotel Brand: Holiday Inn

Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - Kuwait - - Kuwait

Description

About us

Holiday Inn Kuwait is conveniently located minutes away from the famous Kuwait Beach Front as well as to a variety of entertainment spots including Cinema Halls, Bowling Courts, and The Scientific Center, Gulf Road, Holiday Inn Kuwait is situated along Kuwait’s premier shopping district, Salem Al Mubarak Street, with Kuwait International Airport a short 20 minutes’ drive away by our free shuttle service.Our 189 modern, spacious guest rooms, and suites offer unobstructed views of The Arabian Gulf. With six specialty restaurants, 22 conference and meeting facilities, two stunning wedding ballrooms, and extensive free parking, Holiday Inn Kuwait is one of the most popular hotels in Kuwait for business and leisure travelers.Leisure guests enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere. And the fact that children aged 12 and under stay and dine free as well as our dedicated kids facilities where they can safely play and enjoy their time at the Rainbow Kids' Club while parents relax in the outdoor swimming pool or workout in our famous 2000 sqm fully equipped health club, EDGE Fitness Center.

Your day to day

 Highly professional and committed to the wedding industry Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages particularly Word, Outlook and Excel Previous experience of running events; in particular private events such as weddings Previous experience in event sales and putting detailed proposals together Good understanding of different wedding cultures Good understanding of catering requirements Availability to work late nights and weekends on a regular basis Excellent telephone and message taking etiquette Focused on delivering a high level of customer/ client service Confident and professional approach when dealing with clients and event suppliers Able to work under pressure and multi task particularly during the peak seasons Appreciate the dynamic nature of the Hotel industry and extend these service attributes to all internal customers Review and update existing standards to ensure competitiveness Convert sales leads Monitor competitor activities Build profile in market place Assist Sales Manager with collateral distribution and direct mail campaigns Develop and maintain contact with business generators, meeting and convention planners, visitors/Convention Bureau travel agents, tour operators, airlines, corporate accounts, Government Departments and other producers closely allied to Hotel Business Work in line with business requirements Demonstrate service attributes in accordance with industry expectations and company standards including:

  • Being attentive to Guests

  • Accurately and promptly fulfilling Guests requests

  • Anticipate Guests needs

  • Maintain a high level of knowledge which affects the Guest experience

  • Demonstrating a ‘service’ attitude

  • Taking appropriate action to resolve guest complaint

What we need from you

  • Be personable and presentable

  • Have a keen eye for details

  • Passion for weddings and events

  • Commitment and Enthusiasm is essential

  • Previous experience in hotels' wedding events is an advantage

  • Maintains professionalism under pressure

What we offer

  • Competitive salary package and benefits

  • Room to Grow

  • Duty Meals

  • Air Ticket

  • Accommodation

  • Transportation

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