Event Manager

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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

The Watergate Hotel Washington, DC

Company
The Watergate Hotel
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
hc.268739
AJE Ref #
576174895
Location
Washington, DC
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

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The Hotel Step inside a legendary revival at The Watergate Hotel, a luxurious urban resort located along the banks of the Potomac River. Here modern design blends with a storied past to redefine luxury. A place where travel and business are occasions worth celebrating, attention to every detail is the standard, and intrigue can be found just beyond every curve. Location The Watergate Hotel is centrally located in Washington, D.C., a city of political power, prestige, and elegance is culturally rich with theaters, museums, architectural splendors and unforgettable national memorials. The Watergate Hotel is situated within walking distance of the best the city has to offer. Strategic Intent To assist in the overall efficient operation of the Events Management Department. Responsible for the efficient and professional coordination of any assigned convention or meeting group. Organizational Structure REPORTS TO: Director of Catering General Duties and Responsibilities Perform administrative duties relevant to account responsibilities in compliance with corporate guidelines. Document and organize detailed requirements of each function. Coordinate activities of various departments to service accounts, such as directing room service in the creation and delivery of VIP amenities. Interview, hire, train, recommend performance evaluations, resolve problems, provide open communication and recommend discipline and/or termination when appropriate. Communicate with sales, front office and reservations in order to coordinate and monitor guest room blocks and special reservation needs. Assign banquet/meeting rooms set up based on needs of clients, e.g., classroom, rounds. Review banquet associates work to ensure accuracy. Monitor in house group activity providing assistance as needed such as organizing exhibit set up. Establish rapport with and entertain meeting planners while promoting hotel facilities and services. Conduct walking site inspections throughout property. Advise sales staff as to ability to accommodate client demands including phone requirements, fit of available space and materials such as booths. Assist sales staff in promoting hotel, developing leads and securing rebookings. Plan and conduct pre and post convention meetings with clients and respective departments. Document tracking of group activity. Access and input data into a computer system to generate account history reports. Communicate both verbally and in writing to provide clear direction to staff. Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis. Perform any other job related duties as assigned.