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Group, Conference and Events Manager

Employer
Hilton Hotels
Location
London, Greater London
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Sep 2022
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Group, Conference and Events Manager

Located in the heart of Mayfair, London Hilton on Park Lane was the first Hilton to open within the UK and is close to all that London has to offer, whether it be musicals, Royal Parks or world famous landmarks. Find us overlooking Hyde Park, within half a mile of Green Park and Buckingham Palace, and only one tube stop from Big Ben and the London Eye. Soaring high above the city streets, the hotel is famed for its unparalleled five star luxury. With 453 spacious guest rooms, including 56 suites and a Penthouse Suite, there is something for all.

The 28th floor restaurant, Galvin at Windows, offers fine dining and views spanning London. On the same floor, 10 Degrees Sky Bar serves expertly crafted mixology. The ground level is home to Podium Restaurant and bar, where breakfast, lunch, dinner and award winning afternoon tea is served. There is also a Champagne bar - CC Bar, and in the basement, Trader Vic’s - London’s only Polynesian-themed restaurant and bar. The hotel is also home to Wyld by Nature; an eco-friendly nightclub with sustainability at its core.

Furthermore, the first floor has recently been renovated completed April 2022. This includes the iconic Grand Ballroom, Wellington & Harvest Ballroom and the Executive Lounge.

Here at London Hilton on Park Lane, we create heartfelt experiences for all our Guests and meaningful opportunities for all our Team Members. This has led to Hilton being consistently recognised for the “Great Places to Work” awards.

This is not just a job. We offer you an exceptional career alongside a path to self-discovery and growth.

 

  

BENEFITS

    Free meals on duty Travel and food discounts: - Discounted hotel nights plus 50% off F&B (subject to individual outlets) Holiday: 28 days including bank holidays (increasing yearly) Pension scheme Discounted dental and health cover High street discounts: with Perks at Work Grow your career: access to a network of 6500+ hotels across 100+ countries (subject to local right to work rules) Personal Development: programmes designed to support your career
 


What will I be doing?

 

 

As Group, Conference, and Events (GCE) Sales Manager, you will manage the Groups, Conference and Events Sales office and the on-property Reservations Team to actively convert customer enquiries into confirmed sales. The Group, Conference, and Events (GCE) Sales Manager will interact frequently with customers and Guests to learn about their needs and develop relationships from which to earn repeat and expanded business. Specifically, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

    Maximise all Group, Conference, and Event revenue opportunities Review business plans, identify gaps and ensure proactive efforts to fill capacity and meet set targets Contribute to the selling strategy of the hotel, and manage the departments' adherence to achieving that strategy Understand the competitive market place and implement approaches to ensure the hotel stays ahead in the local market Conduct weekly spot checks of five bookings carried out with a minimum of 90% achieved in any departmental and system audits for any Team Member Ensure the Group, Conference, and Events (GCE) Sales Team Members are developed effectively and generate a culture of high quality standards for relationship building, customer service, selling techniques, and billing and processing contracts Manage and develop the Group, Conference, and Events (GCE) Sales Team to ensure career progression and effective succession planning within the hotel and company Organise hotel promotional activities
 

What are we looking for?

 

 

A Group, Conference and Events Sales Manager serving Hilton brands is always working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviours, skills, and values that follow:

    Demonstrated previous managerial or supervisory experience in a Reservations and/or Conference and Events Sales function in the hotel/leisure sector Strong leadership skills to effectively manage and motivate the team to achieve high levels of performance and exceed targets Strong analytical skills to understand key business indicators and competitive trends and develop approaches to these challenges Excellent selling capability and an ability and desire to coach selling techniques to their team Excellent organisational and planning skills Accountable and resilient Ability to work under pressure Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations
It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

    Knowledge of the hotel property management systems Previous experience in the same or similar role
 

 

WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL IS WHO WE ARE, AND WE ARE HILTON!

Hospitality Integrity Leadership Teamwork Ownership Now

The most recognized name in the industry, Hilton remains synonymous with the word “hotel.” From inaugural balls and Hollywood awards galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all.

Find out more about all our brands and hotels - Hilton Brands | Global Hospitality Company

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