Discover the Renaissance Blackstone, a downtown Chicago luxury hotel located on Michigan Avenue near Grant Park. This downtown Chicago hotel has been a favorite of movie stars, sports legends, royalty and presidents since 1910. Thoughtfully restored to its original grandeur, this Michigan Avenue hotel features French Beaux-Arts architecture and over 1,400 contemporary works by local artists.
The Renaissance Blackstone boasts stunning guest rooms and suites, while Mercat a la Planxa serves modern Catalan cuisine in a unique Mediterranean setting. Located just steps from Chicago's major attractions including McCormick Place, Grant Park, Soldier Field, Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and Shedd Aquarium.
Meets and exceeds revenue goals by developing new accounts and growing current hotel accounts in a profitable and win-win selling approach. Lead a group sales team and establish and direct the team to meeting and exceeding their revenue goals.
Achieves a minimum of 100% of productivity goals and 100% of activity goals, as established by management. Leads direct reports in a manner that achieves the properties group sales goals and holds them accountable to their essential duties and responsibilities. Direct Sales: Targets results-oriented high revenue potential sales calls to ensure a successful direct sales program, in accordance with goals established by department budget and marketing plan. Must have own reliable transportation and possess a valid state driver’s license in order to make sales calls. Key Account Management: Maximizes current hotel key accounts by identifying and capturing those that offer revenue growth. New Account Development: Captures competitor's accounts through networking, research and reader board surveys in order to target and solicit those most probable to generate new business. Acquires referrals from existing accounts: Follows up on all leads within 24 hours of receipt in an effort to create new business for the hotel, and, when appropriate, sends leads to other Sage hotels. Plans and implements an on-going Targeted Account Development "hit list" in order to create new revenue and acquire valuable hotel contacts, and contracts. Continually targets and prospects for new business through telemarketing, individual creativity and innovation. Yield Management: Utilizes yield management techniques by profitably negotiating room rates and function space commitments in order to enhance the hotel's financial performance. Account Service and Management: Maintains well-documented, accurate, organized and up-to-date file management system in order to serve client and employer in the most expedient, organized and knowledgeable manner. Develops customer profiles and maintains an effective trace system, including trace dates and references, in order to best meet client needs, resulting in superior account service and increased revenues. Time Management: Focuses on revenue-producing activity and maximizes selling time by dedicating a minimum 90% work time on direct sales efforts. Represents themselves, the hotel and Sage Development Resources, Inc. with the highest level of integrity and professionalism, a service-focused approach, and a caring, sincere attitude at all times. Exhibits a positive and involved team attitude to all hotel departments and maintains open communications with all co-workers for the best overall performance of the hotel.
Administration: Achieves activity goals as established by management and completes all reports and assignments in an accurate and timely fashion. Contributes to the hotel's overall sales effort during planning and strategy phases through research and knowledgeable input. Community/Trade Involvement: Actively participates in those community and trade organizations that most benefit the hotel's exposure to the community and the hotel's bottom line. Performs other duties as assigned or deemed necessary by management.
At least five years of selling experience and minimum two years in a Senior Sales role are required.
Selling experience in a hotel setting preferred.
Ability to travel is required.
Requires yield management experience.
Requires highly developed customer service skills.
Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent is required.
One of the focuses of this role is leadership development. Therefore, the candidate must be willing to eventually relocate to another property.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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