Event Services Manager - The Willard InterContinental Washington Job Listing at InterContinental in Washington, DC (Job ID ScrapingHub11518-WAS001048)
Do you see yourself as an **Event Services Manager**?
What's your passion? Whether you're into sports, shopping or karaoke, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.
An American institution, the Willard InterContinental is located in the heart of the nation's capital on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the White House, the Smithsonian museums and the downtown business and theatre districts. With a rich historic legacy, the Willard is the Washington D.C. hotel of choice for heads of state and leaders of the world's business, cultural, social and political sectors. The hotel's 335 well appointed large guestrooms include 41 elegant suites. Dining options include the Café du Parc, a popular French bistro with seasonal outdoor seating, and the Occidental Grill & Seafood, traditional Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley, the classic Round Robin Bar and 24 hour Private In-Room Dining. There is over 20,000 square feet of Conference and Banquet space and the hotel hosts events ranging from intimate meetings to luxurious weddings. The Willard InterContinental combines heritage, sustainability and luxury with contemporary comfort and the latest technology.
This exciting position develops catering business and executes tactical sales plans strategy. You will prospect and qualify new business and negotiate guest room rates, meeting room rental, function space, and/or hotel services within approved booking guidelines, and produce and/or review all sales contracts, rate agreements, and/or banquet/catering event orders. The role works closely with other hotel departments to facilitate services agreed upon by the sales office and prospective clients and produces monthly sales-related reports and sales forecasts for assigned area of responsibility. You will arrange and conduct special events, site inspections, and off-site presentations for potential clients.
Requirements include some college plus 1-2 years events or catering related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of hotel and food & beverage operations is preferred.
You must have the ability to travel to attend workshops, tradeshows, conventions, etc. and may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.
So what's your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.
IHG is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V
*Schedule:* Full Time
*Job:* Sales & Marketing
*Primary Location:* AMER_North Amer-United States-DC-Washington
*Req ID:* WAS001048
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