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Group Sales Manager

posted September 26, 2019

Fairmont Washington DC, Georgetown
Washington, DC
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Group Sales Manager
Selling a memorable experience in an authentic location is the essence of a Sales Managers role at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Your professionalism and knowledge of the Hotel will reflect positively in how you present the property. Building strong relationships will create a bond, ensuring your clients will always stay with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.

Hotel Overview:  Located in Washington’s fashionable West End and adjacent to historic Georgetown, the Fairmont Washington, D.C. welcomes guests in capital style. With a sunlit urban courtyard that soothes the spirit, the Fairmont is the perfect hotel for business or leisure travel.  

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director, Group Sales, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service
  • Ensure prompt and courteous service is extended to both internal and external customers
  • Ensure the achievement of sales objectives on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis
  • Solicit group business through action plan preparation and execution
  • Establish parameters, quotes and negotiate prices, confirming by written contracts 
  • Participate in tradeshows, conventions and promotional events within the hotel and trade related organizations
  • Maintain accounts, contact, activity and business details within the appropriate software applications
  • Work closely with Conference Services to ensure all details of the contract were delivered and guests depart satisfied
  • Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs
  • Follow departmental policies and procedures 
  • Follow all safety  policies
  • Other duties as assigned
 Qualifications:
  • Previous Sales experience preferred but not required 
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications and or relevant computer applications required  
  • University/College degree in a related discipline preferred but not required
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal required
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
  • Highly responsible & reliable
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times


 

Benefits

  • Annual Vacation & Paid Holidays
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Life & AD/D Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Life Insurance for dependents
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401k Retirement Plan through MassMutual
  • 50% Food & Beverage Discount
  • Annual Parties, i.e. Summer BBQ, Winter Gala, Children’s Party
  • Colleague Cafeteria
  • Community Involvement with Charities, Schools, Environment, etc.
  • Destinations Travel Program
  • Gym Memberships to one of the best gym’s in DC, Balance Gym
  • Educational Assistance
  • SmartBenefits through Washington Metro Transit
  • Discount on Shoes for Crews

Visa Requirements: Must be legally eligible to work in U.S.

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS 

At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

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About This Employer

Fairmont Washington DC, Georgetown

2401 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

(202) 429-2400

415 Room Hotel

www.fairmont.com

Located in Washington’s fashionable West End and adjacent to historic Georgetown, the newly renovated Fairmont Washington, D.C. welcomes guests in capital style. With a sunlit urban courtyard that soothes the spirit, the Fairmont is the perfect hotel for business or leisure travel. Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is known for its engaging service and stylish surroundings. A relaxing visit to our hotel's fitness center, indoor pool and serene courtyard also provide guests with an array of rejuvenating experiences. The finest meeting space, accommodations, and personal service will draw you back to our four-diamond, luxury Washington, D.C. hotel's accommodations time and again.

Reintroducing a D.C. Icon

Welcome to a city that’s perpetually changing, yet timeless in its grandeur and elegance. And nowhere in the nation’s capital reflects this duality quite like Fairmont Washington, D.C.,  Georgetown.  While you’re visiting, we invite you to experience our outstanding hospitality—and to enjoy our recent renovation, which has added a dazzling new ballroom and revitalized our lobby, bar and courtyard to embody the beauty of the region, from blossoming cherry trees to the striking grid pattern upon which D.C. is built. 

At the heart of our transformation is our new 2,990-square-foot (280-square-meter) Kennedy Ballroom, destined to become one of D.C.’s most sought-after venues for weddings, conferences and everything in between. Adjacent to our Grand Ballroom and bedecked in the latest audiovisual technology and elegant decor, the Kennedy Ballroom will turn any gathering of up to 300 guests into a night they’ll never forget. With over 30,000 square feet (2,800 square meters) of meeting and event space, we have the perfect setting for any function. For cocktail receptions and more casual events, our completely remodeled lobby and courtyard are perfect for mingling, networking or just unwinding after a successful event.