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 guests 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