Highgate Hotels Complex Group Sales Manager in Key West, Florida
Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate’s portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle.
Located in historic Old Town, Southernmost Beach Resort expands over 6 acres on a serene part of the island with Atlantic Ocean front views, gorgeous Key West architecture, and all the amenities you desire in a beach resort. Just a short walk or bike ride from Key West’s boutique shops, art galleries, eclectic restaurants, and non-stop nightlife, the resort spans over two city blocks and offers guest rooms that are located within easy reach of both the beach and world-famous Duval Street.
The Complex Sales Manager is responsible for effectively soliciting and becoming familiar with all accounts in his/her market segments. He/she is also responsible for prospecting and closing on assigned accounts/territory to positively impact hotel revenues.
Develop a full working knowledge of the operations of both hotels, including Food and Beverage, Guest Services and Reservations.
Develop a complete knowledge of company sales policies and SOP’s, and ensure knowledge of and adherence to those policies by the sales team.
Meet or exceed set goals.
Operate the Sales Department within established sales expense budget.
Participate in required M.O.D. and Saturday office coverage as scheduled if applicable.
Initiate and follow up on leads for both hotels.
Maintain and participate in an active sales solicitation program.
Monitor production of all top accounts and evaluate trends within your market.
Regularly contact existing accounts based on the tracing frequencies of the Account Coverage Program.
Invite clients to the hotel for entertainment, lunches, tours and site inspections.
Assist in implementing special promotions relating to direct sales segments, i.e. parties, sales blitzes, etc.
Assist in the preparation of required reports in a timely manner.
Be familiar with all Highgate Hotel sales policies and selling techniques with an emphasis on maximizing occupancy and Average Daily Rate (ADR).
Conduct a professional, thorough site inspection of both hotels with clients, exhibiting key features and benefits of the property.
Use your property’s computerized sales management system to manage the hotel’s business, including (but not limited to) generating reports, entering business, blocking space and building accounts.
Meet and greet onsite contacts.
Abide by Prime Selling Time (PST).
Develop networking opportunities through active participation in community and professional associations, activities and events.
Review meeting planner evaluations with the Director of Sales to ensure that issues receive follow-up.
Handle inquiries as part of Inquiry Day Program.
Book and contract conference meeting space for both hotels.
Attend daily Highgate Hotel Business Review (HHBR) meeting.
Education & Experience:
At least 4 years of progressive hotel sales experience; or a 4yearcollege degree and at least 2 year of related experience; or a 2year college degree and 3 or more years of related experience.
Must have a valid driver’s license in the applicable state.
Must be skilled in Windows, Company approved spreadsheets and word processing
External Job Posting Title: Complex Group Sales Manager
Job ID: 2016-1971