3 months ago
: that from back of house to the boardroom we are all Hosts. Everyone is encouraged to express their individuality and initiative, and to bring their passion to work. (We may wear uniforms, but we don’t believe in uniformity.)
Everything we do is driven by a desire to exceed our guests’, clients and partners expectations. To surprise and delight. To make the time our guests choose to spend with us genuinely exceptional. So that even the shortest stay with us, will last long in their memory. Everyone who works here does this every day across our portfolio of brands, in highly prestigious locations in London and beyond.
For 40 years Edwardian Hotels London has built upon this ambition, and as a family owned company we’re proud of the freedom our independence gives us to grow our business on a relentless and memorable curve – upwards.
With an enviable collection of luxurious distinctive hotels and restaurants such as The May Fair Hotel, Radisson Blu Edwardian London Hotels, Steak and Lobster, Scoff and Banter, May Fair Kitchen, Annayu and May Fair Bar; in the most desirable locations of the UK's most vibrant cities.
In this role, you will become part of the Edwardian family and work within Meeting & Events Sales in The May Fair
Participates in the development and implementation of business strategies for the hotel which are aligned with Edwardian Hotels London overall mission, vision, values and strategies
Management & leadership of the “Planning Team”
To manage final details of events
Maintain effective and appropriate liaison with clients throughout the planning process, coordinating planning site inspections and menu tastings where appropriate.
Develop and maintain close working relationships with operational departments across all properties and ensure they are provided with accurate and timely event orders, ensuring a thorough handover is administered to appropriate operational personnel for all banqueting business on a timely basis prior to Event.
Works closely with enquiries and conversion team to ensure appropriate allocation and handover of contracted events to the team
To prepare proposals efficiently and effectively.
To Invite all clients on a full show round of the property
To ensure all rebooking of meetings and events is actioned
To ensure all final details of each booking is updated accordingly – (Timings, dietary requirements, bedrooms, menus, drinks, any special requirements, etc)
Send invoices and copy invoices to clients and agents
Understands the strategic positioning of all group hotels & the company within the competitive market
Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office suite and IT applications: Opera, My Hr World
Local area knowledge, including local competition
Excellent command of English language
Be aware of latest products in the market
Confidence and the ability to communicate & establish rapport
Collaborate effectively with other hotel employees and managers to ensure teamwork
Strong negotiation skills
We Believe In Developing and Delighting Our Hosts So You Will Receive:
* Competitive Salary
* Career development opportunities and wide range of Training Programs
* 28 paid holidays per annum including Bank Holidays
* Complimentary hot meals and salad bar, teas, coffees and juices provided each day
* Uniforms provided per role requirement
* Discounts on food and beverage up to 30% in all Edwardian restaurants and bars
* Discounts on Spas and beauty treatments
* Preferential accommodation rates for all Edwardian Hotels for Hosts, friends and family
All Hosts must have valid permission to live and work in the United Kingdom. Verification of documentation will be undertaken as part of the recruitment process.