M&E Sales Executive

Contract Type - Permanent
39 hours per week

Employment Type - Full Time

The Kingsley by Thistle is a classic Edwardian hotel, near Covent Garden, Holborn and Oxford Street. The Kingsley has been awarded 4-star status and has 129 bedrooms and seven meeting rooms. The team is relatively small and close-knit in keeping with the property's combination of modern comforts and historic charm.

The Role

We are currently looking for a Meeting & Events Sales Executive to join our successful Meeting & Events Office. The main responsibilities of the Meeting & Events Sales Executive will include:

  • Maximising conversion of enquiries to achieve monthly targets
  • Enquiry handling & follow up
  • Identifying new sales leads for corporate and private events
  • Developing relationships with exciting and new clients
  • Identifying new sales leads
  • Organise and conduct site visits
  • Developing repeat business for corporate and social markets

What we look for

  • Have previous experience in a similar Meeting & Events role within a four star hotel or venue
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Ability to train others would be an Advantage
  • Have a passion and drive for sales and commercial success
  • Be able to form professional relationships quickly
  • Knowledge of Opera Sales & Catering or similar computer system is essential

What's in it for you?

  • 20 days holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays
  • Discounted rates on hotel rooms, food and drink across the glh group
  • Interest free season ticket loans (conditions apply)
  • Access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Service Awards
  • Pension and Healthcare Schemes
  • Generous recommend a friend scheme
  • Access to discounts and cashback through a huge range of retailers and service providers via our online benefits portal
  • Wonderful Person of the month scheme with cash prizes
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff refreshments on shift