Sales Specialist Company Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1000 properties in more than 100 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis(R), The Luxury Collection(R), W(R), Westin(R), Le Méridien(R), Sheraton(R), Four Points(R) by Sheraton, Aloft(R), and ElementSM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com. The Company is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy), age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm Location The Westin Los Angeles Airport is a 740 room hotel with 41 thousand square feet of meeting and banquet space, a full service restaurant, lobby lounge and outdoor pool. Located, just four blocks from Los Angeles International Airport, the Westin Los Angeles Airport offers easy access to major corporations, marvelous shopping, sunny beaches and fine restaurants. Department Sales & Marketing Job Description Solicit group business that enables the hotel to meet and/or exceed revenue goals in rooms and food and beverage. Solicit new and existing accounts to meet/exceed revenue goals through telephone solicitation, outside sales calls, site inspections and written communication. Prepare correspondence to customers, internal booking reports and file maintenance. Participate in daily RevMax meeting, pre-convention meetings, training and other sales-related meetings as required. Work with other departments within the hotel to provide quality service to customers. Attend trade shows, community events and industry meetings. Develop/maintain knowledge of market trends, competition and customers. Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required. Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with. In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the particular requirements of the hotel: Professionally represent the hotel in community and industry organizations and events. Participate as team player with all departments. Assist with reports and/or competition data collection. Requirements The Westin Los Angeles Airport is seeking candidates who are inspired to be their best, individuals who provide an experience for our guests and teammates that are personal, instinctive and renewing The candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, must be organized, be able to work with ease in a fast paced environment. He/she will possess excellent teamwork and leadership skills, and be an innovator.