Director of Group Sales

Our urban oasis, situated at the corner of Hollywood and Highland, is your perfect base for moving and shaking, tinseltown-style. Loews Hollywood Hotel offers you movie-star magic and modern upscale amenities. Welcome to Style and Stature in the Hollywood Hills.

Purpose

This position is responsible for solicitation and management of an existing account base and new account development for major corporate and/or association group business. The person must have at least 5 years of sales experience in the specified market. The position maintains a booking goal of at least 25% of the hotels group room revenue budget and is one of the two largest revenue producers on the team. Position requires approximately 20% travel time, is creative and reflects the vision/style of Loews Hotels & Co.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Identify sources of group & individual reservation volume opportunities for the hotel and establish solicitation programs to maximize sales capture of identified opportunities
  • Be responsible for and implement a sales action plan to develop designated market segments
  • Develop active communications and close rapport with, Loews National Sales Office, Third parties and other sources of sales information and support
  • Administer outbound sales programs to deliver qualified leads to other Loews Hotels
  • Achieve personal sales goals as designated by the Director of Marketing
  • Execute sales trips and attend trade shows beneficial to designated market segments as specified in the annual marketing plan
  • Participate in key industry events and organizations that bring national and local exposure
  • Provide reports of activities as requested by Director of Marketing
  • Decisiveness
  • Agility in multitasking
  • Ability to make decisions on imperfect information

Supportive Functions and Responsibilities

  • Respect guidelines of confidentiality and code of ethics in all company areas. Represent Loews Hotels in a professional manner at all times.
  • Promotes and applies teamwork skills at all times
  • Notifies appropriate individual promptly and fully of problems and/or unusual matters of significance
  • Is polite, friendly, and helpful to guests, management and fellow employees
  • Executes emergency procedures in accordance with hotel standards
  • Complies with required safety regulations and procedures
  • Attends appropriate hotel meetings and training sessions
  • Maintains cleanliness and excellent condition of equipment and work area
  • Complies with hotel standards, policies and rules
  • Recycles whenever possible
  • Remains current with hotel information and changes
  • Complies with hotel uniform and grooming standards

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills oral and written
  • Excellent networking, negotiation and presentation skills required.
  • Able to work flexible hours to include client entertainment
  • Must be a skilled leader, have strong organizational skills, and have thorough knowledge and understanding of hotel operations.
  • Must be actively involved in key industry organizations and seen as a leader for the hotel
  • New York City experience is preferred but not required.
  • Experience with group and transient markets
  • Experience with business related to diplomatic visits, consulates and royalty from international markets.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, ability to speak multiple languages is preferred.
  • Outstanding presentation skills, both oral and written presentation
  • Highly analytical, creative problem solver and strong leadership skills
  • Experience with basic computer programs such as Microsoft Office. Experience with Delphi and OPERA is a plus.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays

Education:

  • College degree

Experience:

  • Must have 7-10 years sales experience, with at least 5 years of experience in the national market. Experience in Hotel sales is required.

Salary range for this position, based on experience, is $88,000.00 to $110,000.00.

Loews Hollywood Hotel Los Angeles, CA

Full time

Posted July 10, 2024

R0064940