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Meeting & Events Sales Executive

Horeca / Tourism
Amsterdam
Hey you! Are you a real conversation starter? Can you add that spark to a guest’s day? Now we’re talking! Join us at Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam as our Meeting & Events Sales Executive!

Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam

Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam opened its doors for the public in April 2019. The 4**** superior hotel is located directly at the metro station Overamstel. With 18 storeys, the hotel has 490 rooms with a fresh, innovative design and high-quality equipment. For events our 11 meeting rooms, including ballroom, are available on over 1200 sqm. Restaurant “Vitruv” takes care of your well-being with exquisite dishes. Our harmonious colour, music, light and fragrance concept makes staying at a Leonardo Royal Hotel an experience for all the senses. But all of this would be nothing without our team of conversation starters. With your excellent eye for guests, it is your personality and service that will make our guests say “Now we’re talking!”.

Meeting & Events Sales Executive

At Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam, it is all about building relationships with our organizers and make them say “Now we are talking events”. As the Meeting & Events Sales Executive you will be responsible for handling new enquiries and actively convert event enquiries into confirmed bookings.

Your Responsibilities:
  • Handling new enquiries and negotiating group room rates, meeting room rental, food and beverage prices and hotel services in line with the hotel’s sales strategies and financial goals;
  • Ensure accurate sales proposals and contracts for all group residential and non-residential business are produced in line with hotel standards;
  • Actively convert event enquiries into confirmed business and to develop future and repeat business from all accounts;
  • Maximize meetings revenues by applying all selling and rate strategies, negotiation practices, concession rules and revenue management best practices;
  • Achieve budgeted revenue targets /incremental revenues and team sales goals, to maximize the profitability of the hotel while maintaining customer satisfaction;
  • Develop and maintain contact with key decision makers, key influencers, meeting planners, professional conference and event organizers, associations and other producers closely aligned to each business unit;
  • Ensure client feedback received are actioned efficiently and follow up on opportunities & resolution;
  • Support sales initiatives with site inspections, client entertainment, familiarizations, and other events that form part of the sales and marketing plan;
  • Maintains flexible hours to accommodate the customers' needs and may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.

Requirements:

Your profile:
  • Bachelor’s degree in hotel management or equivalent degree in hospitality or event management; Minimum experience of 1 year in a similar position;
  • Comprehension of hotel systems;
  • Proactive approach to developing and maintaining strong relations with clients and stakeholders;
  • Strong presentation, commercial and communication skills;
  • Mature with positive thinking and guest oriented;
  • Well-versed in both written and spoken English and Dutch is preferred;
  • Flexible work approach;
  • Identification with our core values: naturalness, individuality and personal commitment.
Our offer:
  • Personal development with the growth of our company and many career opportunities;
  • Network all over Europe –connected via our internal social media platform LEAPP;
  • Internal training and development programs;
  • Employee and family & friends discounts for accommodation and F&B in all 190 hotels of Fattal Group;
  • Employee meals in our canteen;
  • Travel cost compensation;
  • Respectful and open-minded company philosophy;
  • And of course, fun in your team because we have the #bestteamsever!
Your career at Leonardo Hotels
Leonardo Hotels is the European division of Fattal Hotel Group, founded by David Fattal in Israel. The chain is present in Israel and Europe with over 190 hotels in more than 100 destinations. All these hotels have their own regional character, local flair and their own design identity, addressing all individual needs. All according to the company’s credo of “feeling good” and providing 100% guest satisfaction.
With the recent acquisition of Apollo Hotels, the Fattal Hotel Group portfolio in The Netherlands has grown to 15 hotels, 3 brands and over 1.500 hotel rooms in Amsterdam alone.

We are growing and we invite you to grow with us!

Do you have any questions left? Please contact our HR-officer Janita via 020-2070320.
Work Hours:

Full time hours per week

About the company:
Our roots are in Israel but our commitment is to the hearts of our employees, our love for creativity is reflected in the design of our hotels. We invite you to grow with us! The Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam welcomes you as of autumn 2018. The 4**** superior hotel is located directly at the metro station “Overamstel”. The 18-storey hotel has 490 rooms with a fresh design and high-quality equipment. Our restaurant “Vitruv” takes care of your well-being with exquisite dishes. For conferences, busi-ness meetings and other events 8 meeting rooms and our ballroom are available on over 1800 sq. m. You love Pre-Opening? Come and join us. Careers at Leonardo Hotels never stop. Maybe you want to move on in our Leonardo Academy after joining the Leonardo Family – more than 120 hotels in Europe are waiting for you.