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Hyatt Event Planning Manager in NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana

Description:

The Hyatt Regency New Orleans is seeking an Event Planning Manager to join our exciting and fun Events team. We are conveniently located in the downtown area near Champions Square, Smoothie King Center, and minutes from the historic French Quarter, Arts District, and Mississippi Riverfront. Our property has 1,193 guestrooms and 200,000 square feet of event space and is ready for a motivated and creative new leader to take advantage of a unique opportunity to impress and delight our future groups. Come join our family at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans and you will have the chance to sell a brand new experience to our guests!

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 Planning Manager acts a liaison between the guest and the hotel to provide direction and organization during execution of meeting and banquet events. The EPM will be available to guests throughout the event progression to solve problems and to suggest alternatives to previous arrangements. They will also directly serve on-site group and catering guests in a proactive manner working with the logistics of group room blocks, food and beverage, public meeting space, and billing processes. This position plays an important role in the achievement of re-booking group business for future dates while demonstrating effective up-selling skills to obtain maximum profit by developing and maintaining relationships with meeting planners.

Main perks of working at HyattRegency New Orleans?

Full Benefits offered after 90 days of employment

401k options and match

Discounted and complimentary hotel accommodations anywhere in the world

Discounted on-site dry cleaning services

Fitness Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement

Qualifications:

  • Aminimum of 1-3 years of hotel event sales/event planning, completed EventManagement trainee program or comparable experience preferred

  • Bachelor'sdegree and/or 2 years of hotel and/or food & beverage experience preferred

  • Mustbe experienced in general computer knowledge and programs

  • Atrue desire to satisfy the needs of others in a fast-paced environment

  • Refinedverbal and written communication skills

  • Abilityto communicate effectively, both verbally & in writing, with public andother Team Members

  • Presenta professional appearance and confidence

  • Candidatesshould be extremely detail oriented, organized and be able to handle a fastpaced environment

  • Strongtime management & multi-tasking skills and ability to work well underpressure

  • Understandingof negotiation and interpretation of contracts

  • Havecomprehensive knowledge of all operational departments within the hotel; guestservices, reservations, housekeeping, audio visual, banquets, accounting,restaurants and engineering

  • Demonstratepositive leadership characteristics, which inspire employees to exceedstandards and expectations

  • Knowledgeof meeting room set-ups and capabilities, sleeping room configurations andtypes

  • Respondto requests by Meeting Planners immediately

  • Create,review and revise rooming lists and VIP lists

  • Managemeeting space and adjust in order to ensure maximum potential revenue

  • Maintainprice integrity both in rooms and food and beverage, using revenue management

  • Pre-checkroom setups, prior to arrival of the group

  • Relayaccurate forecast information for rolling forecasts

  • Interactwith outside planners, vendors for event set-up

  • Manageexisting accounts and follow up with client re-solicitation to capture futurebusiness

  • Responsiblefor increasing overall revenue per attendee by upselling techniques, roomsmanagement strategies, value added offerings and other creative methods

  • Experiencecreating and writing menus to fit event’s needs.

Primary Location: US-LA-New Orleans

Organization: Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Pay Basis: Yearly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Catering/Event Planning

Req ID: NEW008827

Hyatt is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.

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