Director of Sales & MarketingRenaissance Hotel Flushing New YorkQueens, NY
A property of: Meyer Jabara HotelsPosted 3 weeks ago

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Motivated individual needed to participate in the development, implementation and leadership of the total pre-and-post opening sales and marketing efforts for an exciting new-build mixed use: full service lifestyle boutique hotel project in downtown Flushing, NY. Ideal candidate will have NYC and hotel pre-opening experience. Experience with international (Chinese) business, business transient, group and corporate account acquisition and prospecting is extremely important. Responsibilities include: securing and maintaining new accounts, supervising activities of sales personnel and developing and executing a cogent sales & marketing and public relations strategy to maximize the exposure and profitability of the hotel while maintaining superior customer satisfaction. Individual will work closely with Revenue Management to maximize all revenue opportunities. Expertise in working with a recognized hotel franchise brand is preferred. Ideal candidates will have a proven record of successful market share penetration and RevPAR growth above the market.

This exciting luxury Marriott lifestyle brand is part of a 1.2 million square foot mixed use complex including a full service luxury spa, expansive retail, a Regal Cinema and 30 restaurants.

The Director of Sales & Marketing will be an integral part of the management team, leading a sales effort to new levels through team-work, coaching, creativity and leadership.

This is your chance to take your career to the next level.

You will be rewarded with abundant growth opportunities, an excellent compensation package and an opportunity to work with a proven leader in the industry;

Job Requirements

  •   The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a full service, lifestyle property and a proven track record of directing and motivating a sales team to achieve and exceed goals.
  • The Director of Sales & Marketing will be responsible for directing the overall sales efforts of the hotel as well as new business development, account management, preparation and management of a Sales & Marketing Budget and Revenue Management.
  • Conduct a daily Sales and Revenue Strategy meeting focusing on pricing, yield management, market conditions and prospecting.
  • Play a pivotal role in hotel sales efforts, including calling on top ten accounts, meeting clients, hosting luncheons and receptions, and meeting with on-site contacts on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. 
  • Previous Marriott experience and Mandarin language skills are helpful.

This position is also responsible for the marketing initiatives of the hotel, which include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Understanding and implementing online marketing concepts including, but not limited to:
    • SEO Principles and Strategies
    • Social Networking platforms including: FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Flickr
    • Content Management and Cross-Posting strategies
    • Monitoring and responding to online reputation elements including TripAdvisor, Yelp, OTA Accounts and Blog Postings
    • Participating in outbound marketing strategy decisions including print and email marketing campaigns.
    • Developing and maintaining complementary relationships with area attractors and guest satisfiers.
    • Actively looking for opportunities to increase guest-spend and guest-satisfaction with outbound pre-arrival contact efforts.
    • Responding to guest requests via email, phone, twitter, social channels
    • Managing in-hotel events to increase guest satisfaction and provide social content

  • At least 4 years progressive experience in a hotel or a related field; or a 4-year college degree and at least 2 to 4 years of related experience; or a 2-year college degree and 4 years of related experience. 
  • Marriott operating systems is extremely helpful.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner. 
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests. 
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.  
  • Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings. 

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At Renaissance® Hotels & Resorts, you'll find a place where simple
delights become memorable moments. Where distinctive style flirts with
touches of whimsy. And where unparalleled service and unshow more
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Address133-42 37th Avenue, Queens, NY, 11354 View map
Property typeHotel 
room Count101-250 
location TypeUrban 

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William A. MeyerChairmanFollowing his graduation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, The London School of Economics and Georgetown University Law School, Bill Meyer became a member of the New York and Florida Bars and a specialist in real property law with a New York City law firm. He later became a graduate of Harvard Business School. In 1976, he accepted the position of Vice President, Real Estate and Law, for Servico, Inc., then a small publicly traded hotel company. Over the next 12 years Servico grew to become one of the largest independent hotel companies in the United States with 58 hotels in its portfolio. Before selling his interest and resigning in mid-1988, Mr. Meyer served as Servico's President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Meyer is presently Chairman of Meyer Jabara Hotels with offices in Danbury, Connecticut and West Palm Beach, Florida. Its hotel portfolio includes 30 hotels with nearly 5,000 rooms in 12 states. The hotels range in size from 38 rooms to 500 rooms and are operated under licenses from Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Intercontinental, Hyatt and Choice.
Richard JabaraCEORichard Jabara is a second generation hotelier and has been active for 40 years in the development and management of hotels. A graduate of the University of Denver Hotel School, he is experienced in the turnaround of distressed properties and all facets of hotel development, including site location, construction and major renovations. Based in Danbury, CT, Richard is President and CEO of Meyer Jabara Hotels which operates 24 hotels under licenses from Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Sheraton and Holiday Inns. His involvement in the daily management of these hotels includes annual planning, development of senior and on-site management and enhancing operational excellence. Under his leadership Meyer Jabara Hotels has won awards for excellence from five different franchisors. He believes in the principles of non-directive management, leadership and learning. He has embraced and brought to Meyer Jabara Hotels the Journey Management System developed by well known management consultant and author Dr. James Belasco. Richard has been active in industry committees for many years. He has been involved with the Hotel-Motel Association of New York City and was a member of the Ad Hoc Committee which negotiated the union contracts for 250 New York City hotels. He is past Chairman of the Owners' Association of Six Continents Hotels and Resorts, franchisor of Inter-Continental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites hotels. Richard brings his extensive business experience to various other organizations. He is currently the President of the Parish Council at his church and a member of the Board of Directors of Danbury Hospital. He is also one of the founders and supporters of Dream Come True, a regional charity that directs their efforts in helping terminally ill children and their families.
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