Assistant Banquets Manager

  • Full Time
  • Posted 4 months ago

IHG Hotels & Resorts

About the job
Join our extraordinary world!

Distinguished design, superlative style, warm and genuine service make this Luxury & Lifestyle Collection truly unique and special.

With the strategic rapid growth of our luxury brands in Qatar at IHG Hotels and Resorts, we are looking for a seasoned Assistant Banquets Manager with luxury and lifestyle brand hotel experiences to join our team in Doha.

Just a stone’s throw from the many favourite sights of the Qatari capital, the hotel will welcome guests and locals to experience its 283 guest rooms, including suites and serviced apartments, and to enjoy a multitude of unique dining options.

Your role will be included but not limited to:

Plan, organize, and execute conferences, banquets, and events of all sizes, from initial inquiry to post-event evaluation
Collaborate with clients, event planners, and the hotel’s sales team to understand event requirements and ensure successful implementation
Coordinate with various departments within the hotel, such as catering, IT, and housekeeping, to ensure all event details are executed flawlessly
Oversee and lead event staff, including servers and banquet captains, to ensure a high level of service and attention to detail
Manage event budgets and financial aspects, including pricing, billing, and revenue optimization
Maintain accurate event records, contracts, and post-event reports
Provide exceptional service by addressing client needs, troubleshooting issues, and ensuring guest satisfaction
Oversee event setup, decorate, and any special arrangements, ensuring they align with the guest’s vision
Keep up to date with industry trends and innovations to offer guest the latest in event services
Proven experience in event planning, banquet management, or a related field, preferably in a luxury hotel or similar

Ideally, you’ll have some or all the following qualifications and experience we’re looking for:

Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
Knowledge of event management software and Microsoft Office applications

What you can expect from us:

We give our people everything they need to succeed. From a competitive salary that rewards all your hard work to a wide range of benefits designed to help you live your best work life – including a full uniform, impressive room discounts and some of the best training in the business.

Our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams where we celebrate difference and encourage colleagues to bring their whole selves to work. IHG Hotels & Resorts provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. We promote a culture of trust, support, and acceptance. Always welcoming different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

IHG gives every member of the team the room they need to belong, grow and make a difference in a collaborative environment. We know that to work well, we need to feel well – both inside and outside of work – and through our myWellbeing framework, we are committed to supporting wellbeing in your health, lifestyle, and workplace.

So, join us and you’ll become part of our ever-growing global family.

Don’t quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you’d be a great fit for the job? We’ll never know unless you hit the ‘Apply’ button. Start your journey with us today and let’s #GoFurtherTogether.

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