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Event Sales & Planning Manager

Posted June 22, 2022

The Shay Hotel
Culver City, CA
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The Shay, in Culver City's Ivy Station. Located at the intersection of creativity and comfort is this six-story, 148- room, boutique hotel where guests can experience a thriving hub of arts, entertainment and technology.

Ivy Station, is a 500,000- square foot mixed-use transit oriented development. In addition to The Shay, Ivy Station is comprised of a 240,000- square foot office building already leased to WarnerMedia, 200 apartments, 50,000 square feet of ground floor retail and restaurant space, 2 acres of publicly accessible outdoor space and 1,500 below-grade parking spaces. The Shay and Ivy Station are located right on the Culver City stop of the Metro E Line, running from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica.

The Shay and Ivy Station bring much desired amenities to the growing and thriving neighborhood. Greatly anticipated features include The Shay's rooftop pool deck and lounge, 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, a neighborhood restaurant, a fireside lounge, and an active game room. For those athletes in the house, our state of the art fitness center features both Peloton and TRX in outdoor and indoor spaces.

We're looking for professionals who can quickly perpetuate a culture that embraces great design and superlative service. We want people who have a passion for exceptional hotel service, and who best express that belief in an atmosphere of spontaneity and authenticity.

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. 

The Event Sales and Planning Manager is responsible for selling events and servicing group sales bookings and events.  Primary sales efforts are in Banquet Food & Beverage and includes menu planning, agenda setting and hotel meeting services.  Solicitation of new meetings and events through relationships, networking industry events, “rolodex,” and sales calls is critical to this role for our newly opened hotel.  Engagement and sustaining existing relationships with the Culver City community and corporate accounts is equally as important as The Shay is Culver City’s Station of Inspiration and Hometown Hangout.  Duties also include contract review and facilitating communication before, during and post event with pertinent hotel staff and AV Team to ensure a high level of service. 

This position acts as the liaison between Meeting & Event Professionals and the hotel staff.  Creative Camaraderie at its finest in this important position.  Planning responsibilities include:  administering the Event Sales Agreement, detailing all Food, Beverage and A/V needs, billing instructions and final review.  Event Planning Managers are the on-site contacts and are responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction while maintaining profitable operations, colleague camaraderie and high service levels.

The Event Sales and Planning Manager will also host hotel tours, maintain strong customer relationships, participate and may lead event meetings and other staff meetings, and work as a Shay Sales Team Member.

Hyatt associates work in an environment that demands exceptional performance yet reaps great rewards.  Whether its career opportunities, job enrichment or a supportive work environment, if you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you.

You're more than welcome.

Requirements

  • A true desire to satisfy the needs of others in a fast paced environment
  • Refined verbal and written communication skills
  • A minimum of 1 – 3 years of hotel event sales / event planning or comparable experience preferred
  • Must be proficient in general computer knowledge
  • Candidates should be extremely detail oriented and organized
  • Prefer two years hotel experience
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including Weekends & Holidays
  • Must have ability to stand for periods of time and walk long distances
  • Prefer selling, negotiating, business writing and presentation skills training
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The Shay Hotel

8801 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

148 Room Hotel

www.destinationhotels.com

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Experience Culver City’s newest destination, Ivy Station, offering thoughtfully curated shops, uniquely exciting dining, as well as a variety of high-end wellness amenities. The Shay, a 148-room boutique hotel at Ivy Station, provides an inviting, social gathering vibe creating community for guests and locals alike. Whether collaborating on work projects in the courtyard or sharing cocktails and apps by the pool or being one of the first to meet, hold an event or say “I do” in the new ballroom, The Shay offers creative, surprising experiences like no other Culver City hotel.