Executive Meeting Manager

Courtyard/Residence Inn Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center
Kansas City, MO

Courtyard/Residence Inn Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center

1535 Baltimore Avenue

Kansas City, MO 64108

Telephone (816) 221-7400

261 Room Hotel
Managed By Chartwell Hospitality

This position participates on the event gratuity pool.

Exciting opportunity to sell events & meetings on an experienced hotel sales team!

Compensation: 55000

 We are looking for a candidate that wants an opportunity to both sell and service groups.

This position is responsible for direct sales for the hotel through limited outside calls, numerous prospecting calls and closing incoming inquiries. Maintain key catering accounts while finding new business for the hotel.  Targets/prospects small groups and catering only business.

Essential Job Functions:

-   Knows accounts and pending accounts (i.e., volume, trends, rates at other hotels, etc.).

- Make effective sales calls using the brand and company sales processes.

-   Prospects and acquires new business with a heavy focus on catering opportunities

-   Maintains orderly sales files and maintains detailed notes in sales system on all correspondence with clients.

 -   Maintains group information and GRC in sales system.

-  Assist with follow-up on rooming lists, direct bill, and other logistical requirements for previously booked business. Enters rooming lists for groups.

- Services all groups while in-house

- Coordinates catering, conference service activities and client specifications to deliver smooth execution of meetings and events.

 -  Coordinates flow of information with departments for groups through BEOs and Group Resumes.

-   Flexible schedule to assist with meetings and banquet functions

Necessary Skills and Attributes:

Excellent verbal, comprehension, listening and problem solving skills

Interpersonal and time management skills

Direct sales skills

Guest relation skills

Formal Education:

-   BA or BS in Marketing Administration

Certified Hospitality Sales Professional (preferred)

Experience:

A year of Direct Sales experience preferred.  An intimate working knowledge of market qualification, the selling process, file and trace management and time management skills.

Courtyard/Residence Inn Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center

261 Room Hotel

Courtyard Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mciks-courtyard-kansas-city-downtown-convention-center/

Our Kansas City hotel puts you within walking distance of the T-Mobile Center, Kansas City Convention Center, and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. It's the perfect downtown hotel from which to explore the Crossroads Arts District and Power and Light District. The free KC Streetcar stop beside our hotel makes it easy to visit Legoland, Crown Center, and Union Station. We top off our ideal location with sought-after hotel amenities like our large indoor swimming pool. Our fitness center has everything you need to maintain a healthy travel schedule. Stop by the Bistro to buy a healthy breakfast and Starbucks coffee. In the evening, grab a quick bite and drink at the bar before exploring downtown dining and nightlife. With contemporary accommodations, free Wi-Fi, and plush bedding, we make unwinding effortless. Make productivity a priority and reserve a modern meeting room. No matter what inspires your stay, make it a memorable one at the Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center.

Residence Inn Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center

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The Residence Inn Kansas City Downtown / Convention Center offers pet-friendly, apartment-style hotel suites just steps from the Kansas City Convention Center and T-mobile Center. The Kansas City Power & Light District is also just three blocks away, and you can hop right onto the free KC Streetcar to visit Legoland, the Crown Center, and more. After exploring the local Crossroads Arts District, return to the comfort of modern suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city, full-size kitchens, complimentary grocery shopping service, and free Wi-Fi. In the morning, enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast after working out in our fitness center. Take advantage of the indoor pool when you need to recharge, or the kids need to burn off some extra energy. Reimagine your time on the road at the Residence Inn Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center hotel.