OBJECTIVE: To continue working in the hospitality Industry to lead into greater experience, training and opportunities.
Successfully planned and executed corporate meetings, lunches and special events for groups of 40+ Guests.
Coordinated all department functions for team of 35+ employees.
Successfully completed Sexual Harassment training for Supervisors/Managers.
Successfully completed Event Manager Training.
Ensures that events progress seamlessly by following established procedures, collaborating with other employees, and ensuring accuracy.
Greets customer during the event phase and hands-off to the Event Operations team for the execution of details.
Adheres to all standards, policies, and procedures.
Ensures billing accuracy and conducts bill reviews with the clients prior to processing the final bill.
Manages group room blocks and meeting space for average to large-sized assigned groups.
Identifies operational challenges associated with each group and determines how to best work with the property staff and customer to solve these challenges\ and/or develop alternative solutions.
Use my judgment to integrate current trends in event management and event design.
Acts as liaison between field sales person and customer throughout the event process (pre-event, event, post-event).
Participates in customer site inspections and assists with the sales process as necessary.
Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.
Solicits feedback from the property departments to identify areas for improvement to enhance the Event Planner's experience.
Organize, confirm, process, and conduct all guest check-ins/check-outs, room reservations, requests, changes, and cancellations. Secure payment; verify and adjust billing. Activate and file room keys. Process all guest requests and relay messages. Print contingency lists to have a record of all guests in case of emergency. Identify and explain room features to guests; supply guests with directions and information regarding property amenities, services, and hours of operation, and local areas of interest. Ensure that any outstanding requests or problems from the previous day receive priority and are resolved. Run and review daily reports/logs. Complete designated cashier and closing reports in the computer system. Accept and record wake-up call requests and deliver to appropriate department. Count bank at beginning and end of shift; secure bank. Process all payment types, adjustment vouchers, paid-outs, correction vouchers, and miscellaneous charges; provide change. Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards; anticipate and address guests' service needs; assist individuals with disabilities; thank guests with genuine appreciation. Speak with others using clear and professional language; answer telephones using appropriate etiquette. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others; support team to reach common goals. Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards and other duties as assigned.
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