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POST DATE 9/19/2016
END DATE 10/19/2016

Sheraton Iowa City/ hotelVetro Iowa City, IA

Company
Sheraton Iowa City/ hotelVetro
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
hc.6F023CB3383BAD3F
AJE Ref #
576216340
Location
Iowa City, IA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Associates Degree

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Company Info Delivering Hospitality, Creating Value, Every Customer, Every Time Davidson Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest and most successful independent hotel management companies in the industry. The combined experience of our team represents a breadth and depth of expertise that is unmatched, and we believe our people are the cornerstone of our success. We are committed to making Davidson a great place to work and provide the foundation for building successful careers. If you share our passion for delivering hospitality where details matter, apply today to join our team! Established in 1974, Davidson Hotels & Resorts is a leader in the hospitality industry and a rapidly growing hotel company. We offer full service hospitality management, development, acquisition, accounting, and consulting expertise for the lodging industry. Our portfolio of hotels is focused on 3 and 4 star properties such as Hilton, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Renaissance, Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt Regency, and impressive Independent and Select Service Hotels.; Property Info In the heart of Iowa City, the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel has a unique position within this cosmopolitan community. Just steps outside of the hotel you will find the University of Iowa, as well as numerous sidewalk cafes, unique attractions, boutique shops, gourmet dining and lively performing arts. Perfect for relaxing after the game or touring the city, with 234 guest rooms and 12,000 square feet of event space. The room features the brand standard: Sheraton Sweet Sleeper II Beds along with an upgraded white bedding package, complimentary basic Wi-Fi and hard-wired internet, paid high speed Wi-Fi and hard-wired high-speed internet access, 37-inch HD flat panel televisions, Shine for Sheraton bath amenities, Starbucks One Cup coffee to get your morning started, Fitness Center, and Club Lounge.; Position Info Davidson Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest and most successful independent hotel management companies in the industry. The combined experience of our team represents a breadth and depth of expertise that is unmatched, and we believe our people are the cornerstone of our success. We are committed to making Davidson a great place to work and provide the foundation for building successful careers. If you share our passion for delivering hospitality where details matter, apply today to join our team! The Sales Manager helps the hotel generate revenue and room nights and manage accounts to achieve guest satisfaction and to solicit past and new business to ensure all revenue goals are achieved or exceeded. Develop a full working knowledge of the operations of the hotel, including food & beverage, guest services and reservations; maintain and participate in an active sales solicitation program; develop a proficiency of our sales policies and selling techniques with emphasis on maximizing occupancy and average daily rate (ADR); develop networking opportunities through active participation in community and professional associations, activities and events. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. 2 years sales experience, 1 year minimum hotel sales experience preferred. Strong understanding of negotiation and interpretation of contracts. Present a professional and confident appearance. Proactive sales approach, assertive and fast paced, driven to succeed. Ability to communicate effectively with public and other Team Members. Understanding/knowledge of computers and Microsoft office. Strong time management skills. Understanding of market segment, competitors strengths, weaknesses, economic trends, supply and demand. EOE AA- Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation Davidson Hotels & Resorts is a drug free workplace. Pre-employment drug test, background check, and job assessment r