IHG Conference Services Manager - The Willard InterContinental Washington in Washington, District Of Columbia
Do you see yourself as a Conference Services Manager ?
What's your passion? Whether you're into chess, shopping or farming, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team. This position will manage and coordinate all conferences, meetings, group functions and group activities booked through the sales department.
An American institution, the Willard InterContinental is located in the heart of the nation's capital on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the White House, the Smithsonian museums and the downtown business and theatre districts. With a rich historic legacy, the Willard is the Washington D.C. hotel of choice for heads of state and leaders of the world's business, cultural, social and political sectors. The hotel's 335 well appointed large guestrooms include 41 elegant suites. Dining options include the Café du Parc, a popular French bistro with seasonal outdoor seating, and the Occidental Grill & Seafood, traditional Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley, the classic Round Robin Bar and 24 hour Private In-Room Dining. There is over 20,000 square feet of Conference and Banquet space and the hotel hosts events ranging from intimate meetings to luxurious weddings. The Willard InterContinental combines heritage, sustainability and luxury with contemporary comfort and the latest technology.
This position manages and coordinates all conferences, meetings, group functions and group activities booked through the sales department. You will negotiate food and beverage prices, function space, and hotel services within approved departmental booking guidelines. This includes confirming in writing to the client and all affected hotel departments all group requirements via sales contract terms, addendums, confirmation of pricing, group resumes, and/or banquet event order. You will work with sales staff to service and solicit new business and monitor and handle inquiry calls and provide client proposals. Other hotel departments will work closely with you to facilitate services agreed upon by the sales office and prospective clients. Assist in the preparation of the departmental budget and implementation of the hotel's catering and conference strategy.
You need some College plus 1-2 years sales or marketing related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of hotel sales and/or catering preferred.
You need the a bility to travel to attend workshops, tradeshows, conventions, etc. You may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays. Alcohol awareness certification and/or food service permit or valid health/food handler card, as required by local or state government agency, is also necessary.
In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.
So what's your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.
IHG is an equal opportunity employer Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans
Job: Hotel General Management
Requisition ID: R148282