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Join the Sales Professionals at Our AAA Four-Diamond Hotel! Signing Bonus and Retention Bonus Programs Join Us and Stay!

About This Job

The property is operated by Hostmark Hospitality Group, one of the county’s premier hospitality management companies. Hostmark Hospitality Group’s success is based on a unique integration of vision and talent nurtured over 50 years. Every asset we’ve developed every property we’ve operated and every associate in whom we have invested has been the result of harnessing the infinite possibilities behind our Mission, our Promises and our Passion.

The Merrill Hotel is looking for  Sales Manager who shares a passion for excellence and infuses enthusiasm into everything they do.

We hire motivated people who we train to perform superbly while we create an environment where they can flourish. Ultimately, our culture breeds success and rewards it in many different ways. We encourage and expect all of our Artists (employees) to behave consistently in a manner that demonstrates:

Commitment to supportive teamwork and open communication

Responsibility for ongoing enhancement of their skills and performance

Recognition of personal accountability for their own actions and the outcomes of those actions

An understanding of the effect of their behavior on our guests, their fellow Artists and the reputation of the Company


The Sales Manager position includes but is not limited to the following duties. Other duties may be assigned: 

  • Strong track record of achieving or exceeding sales goals, with one to three years experience selling for hotels
  • Promote and sell to group / SMERF market in the defined geographic region
  • Maintain and expand current group relationships and generate new leads for the business
  • Generate hotel and destination awareness through direct phone sales, direct sales calls, entertaining, tradeshows, and networking groups
  • Work closely with Director of Sales and Marketing, sales, and marketing team to solicit, sell and confirm group business required to meet budgeted sales goals
  • Possess the ability to solicit and secure group / SMERF travel
  • Display a high degree of independent judgment and discretion in decision-making and managing confidential information
  • Perform and follow up on all extra tasks, actions, and responsibilities assigned by the Director of Sales and Director of Marketing
  • Possess the ability to be a Public Ambassador for The Merrill Hotel
  • Work well within a team structure


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

A College degree preferably specializing in hotel/event management or equivalent experience is preferred.

Excellent reading, writing, and oral proficiency in the English language

One to three years previous hotel experience, preferably in the banquet or event management area OR similar experience in the event planning industry

Strong selling and interpersonal skills

Ability to handle multiple tasks and make decisions in a fast-paced, client-driven environment

Responsive to constructive feedback from hotel leadership


This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all of the job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.  Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position.  Artists with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.  Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, Artists may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.  In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required.

Join us and Enjoy…

An opportunity to build a life-long career with global potential and a real sense of pride in work well done

Best-in-industry training

Discounted stays at Marriott International properties (based on availability) with discounted meals

Competitive salaries

Discounted Drycleaning

Employee service awards

Annual employee party / social events

compensation: Competitive Salary


About this Employer

The Merrill Hotel, Muscatine, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

119 West Mississippi Drive
Muscatine, IA 52761

(563) 263-2600

122 Room Hotel

Our Hotel

As rare as a pearl found in a Mississippi River clam, The Merrill Hotel, Muscatine, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, is a 4 Diamond, boutique hotel in downtown Muscatine, Iowa, right on the Mississippi River. The Merrill Hotel is a proud member of the International Association of Conference Centers - one of only two IACC certified hotel in the state of Iowa.

A member of the Marriott family of brands, we were recently recognized as providing the highest guest satisfaction of all Tribute hotels in North America in 2019. At the same time, US News & World Report named our hotel "The Best Hotel in Iowa" for the second straight year!

The Merrill boasts 122 luxury guest rooms and suites and an all-day restaurant and Lounge. Named after one of our city's historical figures, Maxwell's on the River also serves adjacent outdoor greenspace in our nice weather. Naturally, we offer a first-class fitness center connected to our heated indoor saltwater pool.

Our picturesque meeting venue is spectacularly located on the top floor of The Merrill. We offer over 12,700 square feet of flexible and intimate event space. Our balcony fronts the entire building and overlooks the Mighty Mississippi, making it uniquely suitable for both business and social gatherings.

Of Course, we provide such benefits as ongoing training, an employee meal plan, free parking, referral bonuses, monthly and annual employee recognition programs. Additional benefit options include health insurance, 401k, sick and vacation days. On top of all this, as a Marriott brand, the world's largest hotel company, hotel rooms are available around the world at discounted rates for the emplyees, their family and friends.