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Meeting & Events Executive - Sofitel London Gatwick

Vacancy Details

Salary: 19200

Hotel Description:

Sofitel London Gatwick is an award-winning airport hotel that combines comfort with a convenient location next to the UK’s second largest airport.

The restaurants and bars showcase fresh international flavours from an all day dining concept, up-scale bars to the 2 AA Rosette English restaurant, La Brasserie.

With 518 guest rooms, 11 meeting rooms, cutting edge technology this luxurious London Gatwick Airport hotel can comfortably host meetings, conferences and events for up to 300 guests.

Connected to North Terminal via a covered walkway and South Terminal is a 2 minute mono-rail journey away.

The Meeting & Event Executive is responsible for all the Meeting and Events requirements within the hotel. You deal with all Meetings and Events enquiries and bookings to enable the operations team to prepare for and deliver all requirements for meetings, conferences, weddings, dinners, parties etc. Everything from details of room preparation and set up, food co-ordination, timings, customer care and client requests are dealt with by this team.

Duties and Responsibilities

Dealing with all enquiries efficiently and effectively
Capitalising on all enquiries to ensure maximum conversion to confirmed bookings
Build relationships with all Event Organisers
Compilation and distribution of function sheets
Keep up to date paper and system based records using Delphi
Maintain awareness of the competitor set
Support the Sales team in obtaining leads and participating in promotional activities
Ensure follow up calls are made and any complaints resolved swiftly

What we are looking for

  • a commitment to delivering high levels of guest service
  • a smart and tidy appearance
  • a positive attitude and good command of the English language due to guest interaction
  • the enthusiasm to be part of a winning team

What benefits will I receive?

• 20 days' paid holidays during each holiday year
• extra holidays for employees with over 5 year service
• £200 for recommending someone into the organisation
• Preferential room rates for yourself and your family
• Free Tea, Coffee and Hot Meals whilst on duty
• Uniform and free laundry service for most positions
• Discounts on local travel
• Discounts with Merlin entertainments
• Range of learning and development programmes
• Opportunities of promotion and transfer across the group
• Free staff social events
• And more...

If you feel you have the skills and experience required to become our Meetings & Events Executive, please click apply now. We’d love to hear from you!

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