Director of Sales **New Opening** The Westin London City Hotel & Residences

  • Job Reference: RBH6657
  • Date Posted: 2 November 2020
  • Recruiter: RBH Hospitality Management
  • Location: The Westin London City Hotel & Residences, London (Central)
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive Salary
  • Sector: Hotels, Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

At RBH we are looking for exceptional people to provide outstanding service to our guests and who put our people at the heart of everything we do.

The Exciting Opportunity

We have commenced our search for an experienced Director of Sales to support the opening of The Westin London City Hotel & Residences. Due to open in Summer 2021 and reporting to the General Manager, you will be an experienced, strategic sales leader with a strong track-record of leading a sales function in the branded hotel environment. 

As Director of Sales you will be responsible for driving the hotel's sales and marketing function and will deliver on a strong and unique sales strategy to drive additional sports and corporate business.  You will have a key focus on establishing and managing local and national commercial accounts.

You will be an ambassador for the guest journey and you will epitomise brand values and service behaviours to ensure they are delivered consistently in a professional and friendly environment, ensuring achievement of key performance indicators of profit, people and RGI.

To be considered for this role, you will need:

  • demonstrable experience within a senior hotel sales role;
  • a branded hotel background including experience in the 4-5 star London deluxe/luxury market (Marriott experience desirable but not essential);
  • proven success in driving new business.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate creativity to support the hotel's ambitious revenue growth, is innovative and enjoys the challenge of paving the way for new business.

N.B. we are expecting high volumes of applications for this role and additional screening questions have been included in the initial application process. We will not be accepting applications made by direct email, messages on LinkedIn or unsolicited CV's via recruiters/agency.

Where Will You Be Working?

The Westin London City Hotel & Residences will be a key part of the redevelopment of the former Queensbridge House site, as well as an independently operated destination restaurant. The site stretches from Queenhithe Dock – the oldest in London – and runs north to south, bridging across Upper Thames Street and giving it a prominent position over one of the primary arterial routes through the City of London. Highly visible from the South Bank, the hotel will also benefit from panoramic views over the River Thames and will complete the northern riverbank walkway between the Tower of London and Millennium Bridge.

The hotel will be the first under Marriott’s Westin brand in the UK. The hotel’s 220 guest rooms, including 29 suites and Presidential Suite, are designed to offer guests a nature-inspired respite in the centre of a bustling city, expertly balancing a calming palette of natural colours with contrasting tones, textures and materials. The development also includes a fitness and leisure suite, conference facilities, plus a restaurant and wine bar with spectacular views over the River Thames.

The hotel will feature an indoor swimming pool, idyllic 375m² spa and WestinWORKOUT® fitness studio with state-of-the-art TRX® exercise equipment. In addition, 830m² of ultra-modern meeting and event space will be available, including a Junior Ballroom and four meeting rooms, as well as a 24-hour business centre.

What's In It For You?

People love to work with RBH because…

  • We focus on health, wellbeing and our communities
  • Our people are truly engaged at work
  • There's open, clear communication from the top
  • We've got great career development opportunities
  • There's a culture of transformation and innovation

 
We will give you a competitive salary and opportunities to learn new skills and grow your career. You will receive a benefits package that includes; 

  • Everyday discounts from high street retailers
  • Opportunities to be involved in charity and community events
  • Career opportunities, training and help with course fees
  • Discounted hotel room rates for you AND your friends and family that will make you really popular!
  • Incentive programmes
  • Flexible working arrangements because we know your life comes first
  • Healthcare plans and Insurance plans (just in case)


The Bigger Picture

With a real focus on performance, people, quality, profit and communities at RBH we transform hotels.

RHB is an independent hotel management company, working in partnership with six of the most prestigious hotel brands including IHG, Hilton, Starwood, Accor, Marriott and Wyndham. At RBH we stand out from our peers, transforming hotels to perform exceptionally.

So if you have the ambition to continuously improve, deliver results with excellence, show that you care and act with integrity then come and join us, this is just the job for you!