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Director of Events

Posted July 24, 2020

Park Hyatt Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

About This Job


At Hyatt, we believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive associates who are focused on providing efficient service and meaningful experiences.  As a member of the properties Executive Committee, the Director of Events is a highly visible role with exposure to Senior and Corporate leadership.  This position reports to the hotel General Manager.
The Director of Events manages overall Event Sales and Event Planning standards including supervision of Event Managers and administrative staff.  Areas of emphasis include on-going training of staff and other administrative duties.  Achieve individual booking goals and has overall responsibility for achieving property Event goals.  The Director should be proficient in all aspects of the Event Manager position.
Duties include:
  • Responsible for short and long term planning and the management of Event Sales and Event Planning
  • Develop and recommend the budget, marketing plans and objectives and manages within those approved plans
  • Maintain or exceed budgeted sales and profits in all event areas
  • Develop and implement effective marketing plans for generating catering revenues
  • Experience evaluating each piece of event business to ensure business can be properly serviced
  • Monitor sales performance of Event Sales Managers
  • Ability to put together creative and innovative menus based on skills of the kitchen
  • Work closely with Chef on pricing specialty menus
  • Train, supervise and work with event staff, in order to solicit and book banquet and event functions, as well as the planning, merchandising and execution of the functions
  • Work closely with Banquet Manager and their team to create and ensure quality levels are being met on a daily basis as well as enhancing overall banquet set-ups
  • Leads event team to build long-term, value-based customer relationships that enable achievement of hotel Event sales objectives
  • Administer all phases of the event department, including but not limited to sales, planning, marketing, servicing and administrative procedures
  • Coach and counsel employees to reflect Hyatt service standards and procedures
Hyatt associates work in an environment that demands exceptional performance yet reaps great rewards.  Whether it's career opportunities, job enrichment or a supportive work environment, if you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you.
This is not your typical career opportunity.  This is the Hyatt Touch.


  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds
  • 6 years or more of progressive hotel Event Sales and Planning experience (typically with Hyatt)
  • With opening hotels, previous hotel pre-opening experience preferred
  • Service oriented style with professional presentations skills
  • At least 3 years experience in a senior role in Event Sales/Planning environment
  • Hotel/Hospitality degree an asset
  • Must possess the following strengths: high energy, entrepreneurial spirit, motivational leader, effective communicator, effective in providing exceptional customer service and ability to improve the bottom line
  • Clear concise written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and administrative skills
  • Maintain communications with Corporate Staff

About this Employer

Park Hyatt Toronto

4 Avenue Road
Toronto, ON M5R 2E8

(416) 925-1234

336 Room Hotel

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Immerse yourself in one of the world's most multicultural cities as a distinguished guest at Park Hyatt Toronto. Perfectly situated in the heart of the fashionable Yorkville area, our hotel in Toronto, Canada represents an elite level of luxury marked by subtle contemporary influence. Encircled by high-end retail stores and five-star restaurants, our hotel is within walking distance to some of downtown’s most renowned sites, including the Royal Ontario Museum.

Enjoy a host of services at our Yorkville hotel - including complimentary car service and high-speed Internet access. Escape with a rejuvenating treatment at our full-service Stillwater Spa and salon. Explore the neighborhood with our bicycle valet program. Dining is a fine art at our Toronto hotel. Savor bistro-style cuisine in Annona and experience our food philosophy: Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served. Enjoy stunning views and premium beverages at The Roof Lounge.

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