Hyatt Event Planning Manager in NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana
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
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.