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Sales Manager

Posted March 29, 2021

Graduate Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

About This Job

Graduate Hotels®, is seeking a Sales Managerto join Graduate Minneapolisand its wonderful team of hospitality enthusiasts.    

Graduate Hotels creates authentic, playful spaces that connect a community’s travelers, students, and locals. Through thoughtfully curated design, creative F&B and community-focused events, we create hotels worthy of their hometown.  

We are a diverse team of experience makers and storytellers. As a Graduate Hotels team member, you are the local insider shaping guest experiences. Our goal is to make every guest feel like a local even if it's their first time in town. In order to help you deliver on that goal, we encourage our team members to embody the same mindset as our guests through Graduate experiences and encouraged community exploration.   


  • Drive customer loyalty in order to grow share of the account by delivering service excellence throughout each customer experience  

  • Manage business travel accounts to maximize business potential  

  • Negotiate group business, guest room rates, meeting room rental, and hotel services within assigned markets that meets or exceeds hotel revenue goals  

  • Ensure all pertinent aspects of solicitation, closing, and customer communications are complete and documented maintain existing accounts with active trace/follow up system  

  • Ensure accurate and complete use of the sales system per SOP including recording all bookings and lost business  

  • Identifies and solicits new accounts from telemarketing, appointments, site tours, cold calls, and inquiries via email, phone, and in person interactions  

  • Develops, maintains, and prospects a Target List of accounts and communicates updates to DOS  

  • Details BEOs with client for groups with meeting space and distributes with appropriate staff. 

  • Conduct pre- and post-conference meetings when it is agreeable with the client  

  • Attends property specific receptions to generate leads and interact with customers  

  • Organize and execute local area blitzes  

  • Implement special promotions relating to sales segment  

  • Establishes relationships with local businesses and organizations and is an active member in local industry associations  

  • Builds relationships with competitors in like roles to keep apprised of trends in the market and industry, and supply changes  

  • Consistently meet or exceed sales goals including predetermined revenue and sales activity  

  • Other duties as assigned  


  • High School Diploma/GED. Bachelor’s Degree preferred 

  • Prior sales experience preferred 


  • Strong analytical skills relative to impact on hotel revenues  

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing  

  • Strong understanding of revenue management principles  

  • Ability to use reservation and revenue management systems to develop pricing and sales recommendations  

  • Experience with Delphi.fdc preferred 

About Graduate Hotels®

Graduate Hotels is a hand-crafted collection of hotels that reside in dynamic university-anchored towns across the country.  Each hotel pays homage to the heritage of its unique town through cultural nods to the local community.  Launched in 2014, there are currently 28 hotels across the U.S. and an additional seven hotels set to open by the end of 2021. Graduate Hotels is owned by Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners, a vertically integrated real estate developer, owner and operator. For more information on Graduate Hotels, please visit

*Graduate Hotels is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


About this Employer

Graduate Minneapolis

615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

(612) 379-8888

304 Room Hotel

Managed By

Our Hotel

Graduate Minneapolis is more than just a place to lay your head. While you’re with us, tee off in our Topgolf Swing Suite, grab a cocktail at The Beacon, our laid-back restaurant and bar, and get your heart rate up on one of the Peloton bikes in our first floor gym. We’re the perfect spot for Gophers – and their dogs! Pets stay free at Graduate Hotels.

Nestled in the heart of campus just a stone’s throw from Coffman Memorial Union and the Gophers’ stadium, we are home team central for golden get-togethers. Our lush lake house landscape is dotted in forest green, woodland toile, as well as Prince-ly details of custom paisley and a little red Corvette to bring you home. From meetings in town to campus meetups, the lobby is lounge-central for student hang time or some serious air hockey tournaments. Roving food carts serving local flavor (‘sota stuffed burritos, hand crafted hot cocoas and all-star spirits) drift amid the cozy communal tables, dramatic fireplace and woodsy backdrop.

From breakouts to breakfast, boardroom business or ballroom sized soirees, we can help plan your Minnesota meeting or Golden Gopher gathering for groups from 6 to 600. From customized wedding parties, creative catering and all the local charm and technology to make it memorable, we are here to help celebrate.