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Director of Events and Catering - Hilton Des Moines Downtown

posted January 18, 2019

Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Des Moines, IA
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About This Job

Description

The Hilton Des
Moines Downtown is a bright and modern hotel in step with the tech-centric
area. Part of the Des Moines Skywalk system, the hotel is connected to the Iowa
Events Center – perfect for convention attendees – and offers quick access to offices,
local dining and Des Moines attractions. Guests are offered plenty of
conveniences for their stay, including a signature restaurant, indoor pool,
fitness center, and 14,000 sq. ft. of stylish event space.


This property
boasts 330 guest rooms, including suites and executive suites.


What will I be doing?


As the Director of Events & Catering, you would be responsible for the strategic leadership of Group and Local Catering Sales and Event Management in the hotel's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Direct Catering and Event Management teams in the execution of negotiated group sales agreements and affiliate business solicitation
  • Manage high profile and/or overflow group business, as appropriate
  • Direct and administer all Group and Local Catering Sales and Event Management operations including, but not limited to, revenue maximization initiatives, market development, solicitation plans, meeting space and room block management, negotiation of supplier services, budgeting and forecasting, systems management, department management and meeting participation and facilitation
  • Serve as primary liaison with Group Sales team and Events to ensure quality of booking criteria and contract integrity
  • Foster relationships and communication between Event Managers and clients
  • Direct daily department operations, guest conflict resolution, interaction with National Sales, Sales Technology Support and generation of corporate and hotel-level reports
  • Lead, monitor and develop team member performance to include, but not limited to, providing professional development, providing supervision, conducting counseling and performance evaluations, providing professional development and delivering recognition and reward
  • Recruit, interview and train team members
  • Perform duties of Event Manager, as needed

Requirements

What are we looking for?

Since being founded in 1919, Hilton has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for demonstration of these Values:

  • Hospitality - We're passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.
  • Integrity - We do the right thing, all the time.
  • Leadership - We're leaders in our industry and in our communities.
  • Teamwork - We're team players in everything we do.
  • Ownership - We're the owners of our actions and decisions.
  • Now - We operate with a sense of urgency and discipline

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:

  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Dependability
  • Customer Focus
  • Adaptability
What will it be like to work for Hilton?


Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!






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About This Employer

Hilton Des Moines Downtown

435 Park Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

(515) 241-1456

330 Room Hotel

www3.hilton.com

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Welcome to Hilton Des Moines Downtown, a bright and modern hotel in step with the tech-centric area. Part of the Des Moines Skywalk system, the hotel is connected to the Iowa Events Center – perfect for convention attendees – and offers quick access to offices, local dining and Des Moines attractions. We have plenty of conveniences for your stay, including a signature restaurant, indoor pool, fitness center, and 14,000 sq. ft. of stylish event space.

  • Connected to Iowa Events Center and Des Moines Skywalk
  • Blocks from I-235 and just 5 miles from DSM Airport
  • 330 guest rooms, including suites and executive suites
  • Restaurant and bar, room service, and 24-hour snack shop
  • Heated indoor pool and complimentary fitness center
  • Event space for 400 guests, including a 10,000 sq. ft. ballroom