|Job Description :
Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile a 419 room full service hotel is located in the heart of Chicago, steps from the shops, charming restaurants on Michigan Ave and the city’s most famous destinations such as the Gold Coast, John Hancock Building, Navy Pier and Lake Michigan. The hotel offers 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with natural sunlight throughout including two ballrooms.
The Senior Event Planning Manager acts as a liason between the customer and hotel sales person to provide direction and supervision during execution of meeting and banquet functions and/or event. Will be available to customers during event process to solve problems and/or suggest alternatives to previous arrangements. They will directly serve on site group and catering customers in a proactive manner working with the logistics of group room blocks, food and beverage, public meeting space, and billing processes. Will play an important role in the achievement of re-booking group business for future dates while demonstrating effective upsell skills to obtain maximum profit.
Bachelor’s degree and/or 3+ years of hotel sales experience
1-year food and beverage experience
Strong understanding of negotiation and interpretation of contracts
Developed business communication skills, both written and verbal
Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft office
Present a professional appearance and confidence
Ability to communicate effectively with public and other Team Members
Strong time management skills, and ability to work under pressure
Experience with major Hospitality Sales CRM systems
Davidson Hospitality Group is an award-winning, full-service hospitality management company overseeing hotels, restaurants, dining and entertainment venues across the US. A trusted partner and preferred operator for Hilton, Hyatt, Kimpton, Marriott, and Margaritaville, Davidson offers a unique entrepreneurial management style and owners’ mentality that provides the individualized personal service of a small company, enhanced by the breadth and depth of skill and experience of a larger company. In keeping with the company’s heritage of delivering value, Davidson is comprised of four highly specialized operating verticals: Davidson Hotels, Pivot, Davidson Resorts and Davidson Restaurant Group.
In keeping with the company’s heritage of delivering value to its owners and team members, Davidson offers a rich benefit program with a variety of benefits designed to enrich the lives and well-being of our team members and their families.
Three Tiers of Medical Coverage
24/7 Healthcare Concierge
24/7 Teledoc service
Free Maintenance Medications
Company Paid Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, and Short Term Disability
Life Insurance Buy Ups
Short Term Disability Buy-Up
Home and Auto insurance
Emergency Travel Assistance
Paid Time Off (vacation, sick, bereavement, and Holidays)
Team Member Service Awards
Working at Davidson is like nowhere else. It’s less of a job, more of a calling. It’s part career, part revolution. Because whatever you do here, you play a part in helping redefine the way quality hospitality is delivered to our guests, our clients, our partners, and each other.
EOE AA- Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
Davidson Hospitality is a drug free workplace. Pre-employment drug test and background check required. We participate in E-Verify.