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Fairmont Austin, Austin, United States

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REF17337C

Event Services Manager

Region

Luxury & Lifestyle


Company Description

Why work for Accor?
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By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit https://careers.accor.com/
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Job Description

 

Event Services Manager

Are you an experienced event planner who wants to take their skills to new heights? Join the Fairmont Austin and showcase your passion for world-class customer service on our Events Team!

What is in it for you:

  • Paid time off 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401K 

  • Complimentary shift meal 

  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide 

  • Learning programs through our Academies and Educational Assistance for further development 

  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world! 

  • Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21


What you will be doing:

  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service.
  • Organize convention booking files from date of departure, and maintain accurate activities within files consistently.
  • Obtain/confirm all event-related information (to include, but not limited to  meeting specifications, audio visual, rooming lists, technical needs, exhibit needs, food and beverage requirements, etc) with client, organize/distribute group resumes, conference agendas, event orders, floorplans, etc to all operating partners accurately, and in a timely manner.
  • Drive function space optimization/maximization, to ensure best utilization of space for guest experience and financial performance of department.
  • Yield sleeping room block and function space, ensuring optimization of financial return/performance.
  • Forecast banquet food & beverage by group with target of 3% accuracy.
  • Initiate/follow up on billing procedures, ensuring deposits and/or credit applications are received within acceptable timeframes.
  • Conduct pre-conference/event meetings with clients and pertinent departments to confirm all relevant details are communicated.
  • Ensure guest/group experience while onsite, through personal interaction and attendance at functions throughout the stay. 
  • Must be flexible to accommodate irregular and/or extended hours and work on weekends
  • Conduct any/all site inspections as required.  Able to handle inquiries.
  • Attend necessary meetings within hotel that affect/are affected by the Catering, Conference Services &/or Events department.
  • Establish and maintain rapport with clients, prior to, during and post conference, exceeding their expectations and encouraging repeat business.
  • Play active role in local community through associations, memberships and involvement.  Be an ambassador of the hotel within the local community.
  • Additional responsibilities, as outlined by Director or Assistant Director.

Qualifications

Your experience and skills include:

  • 3+ years of hotel event planning experience preferred.

  • Hospitality Business degree preferred. 

  • Able to work in high-pressure environment.

  • Creative and passionate about events and customer service

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; a team player


Additional Information

Austin's largest luxury property, Fairmont Austin offers 1,048 guestrooms and suites, along with over 140,000 square feet of meeting and event space. This is your opportunity to be part of the most innovative and passionate hotel teams in one of the fastest growing markets in the United States.
Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent. Fairmont Austin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

La diversité et l’inclusion pour Accor, c’est accueillir chacun et chacune dans le respect de ses différences en donnant la priorité aux seules qualités et compétences. Notre ambition est de développer l’emploi, mieux accueillir, offrir d’excellentes conditions de travail et  favoriser l’évolution de l’ensemble des collaborateurs et notamment des personnes en situation de handicap. N’hésitez pas à nous faire part de vos éventuels besoins spécifiques afin que nous puissions les prendre en considération lors de votre processus de recrutement.

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