Banquet Manager - W
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,270 properties in some 100 countries and over 180,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences under the renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Tribute Portfolio™, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, Element®, along with an expanded partnership with Design Hotels™. The Company also boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®).
Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road
The St. Regis Dubai
The St. Regis Dubai extends the legacy of the Astor family to Dubai. The hotel’s interiors are accentuated with bespoke attention to detail, evident in elements such as the intricacy of the grand staircase and carefully selected artworks. Further complementing its grandeur is a private helipad. There are 234 guestrooms including 182 rooms and 52 suites, including its flagship Imperial Suite. The legendary St. Regis Butler Service is extended to every guest at The St. Regis Dubai.
Offering complete relaxation, Iridium Spa consists of six treatment rooms, two hammams and separate female and male wet areas with steam rooms and saunas. The St. Regis Dubai provides eight distinctive restaurants and lounges, ranging from a modern French Brasserie to a classic steakhouse, seducing senses with distinctive aromas and enchanting ambiences. The 800-square metre Astor Ballroom and six meeting rooms graciously accommodate gatherings from executive round-table meetings to grand occasions, providing guests every opportunity to curate unforgettable memories.
W Dubai - Sheikh Zayed Road
Turn up the heat at W Dubai - Al Habtoor City, where style visionaries and cultural connoisseurs converge to redefine what’s new on the global stage. Part of the booming metropolis’ largest integrated urban resort, 33 floors of ever-evolving creative energy soar above bustling Sheikh Zayed Road and the new Dubai Water Canal.
Revel in level upon level of sensational elements, whether the 356 guestrooms and suites transforming sweet dreams into reality, epicurean pleasures, or sophisticated socializing. For momentous occasions, more than 1,000 square meters of function space can be configured to project maximum impact. But first, zoom up to the Welcome Desk on the 30th floor, where you’ll check in to panoramic views of shimmering skyline.
With our signature Whatever/Whenever® service and W Insider with the scoop and access on the city’s top spots and hidden gems, W Dubai is the pulse of next generation fashion, music and design.
The Westin Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
As the newest and grandest Westin in the region with 1,004 guest rooms including 142 suites, every detail of The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City – from the peaceful guestrooms with Westin Heavenly® Beds and Westin Heavenly® Baths to the six delicious restaurants with cuisines from around the world – is designed to ensure an enlivening stay. Guests can feel restored in the Heavenly Spa by Westin with 20 treatment rooms or re-energize in the 24 hour WestinWORKOUT facility. For the smallest travelers, the Westin Family Kids Club provides an outlet for discovery and the Westin Club offers an escape for club guests, 39 floors above Sheikh Zayed Road.
Beverage & Food
Effectively monitor the daily operations of the Banquet Department, including providing support and guidance to fellow banquet personnel to ensure a successful and effective operation ending in a positive guest experience.
Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required.
Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with Starwood rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the hotel’s facilities. Employees who violate hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
• Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process.
• Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Must possess basic computational ability.
• Must possess basic computer skills.
• Must have a working knowledge of types of room set-ups, capacities, relation to type of event, etc.
• Must have excellent interpersonal and sales-related skills.
• Must have exceptional organizational, supervisory skills.
• Must be able to prepare and analyze data and figures, and transcriptions prepared on and generated by computer.
• Must have exceptional food and beverage knowledge and pricing.
AVERAGE % OF TIME
15% Review all written communication, i.e., resumes, daily/weekly, Banquet Event Orders to determine appropriate staffing levels, room/station assignments, buffet décor and enhancements as they relate to banquets and meeting room set-ups. Communicate all changes within the Banquet Department and makes adjustments according to the above items. Communicate information to the kitchen and other supportive departments prior to and during events.
15% Responsible for maintaining a strong client relationship and ensuring that all convention specifications are communicated to and executed by all hotel operating departments making for a successful meeting experience for the meeting planner and attendees. Maintain constant communication with the Convention Service/Catering Sales Manager as it applies to the client at hand.
15% Responsible for the appropriate and timely set up of all functions and meetings while maintaining standards of food, beverage and meeting specifications. Communicate all daily activities, in person or by log, to the other banquet personnel to ensure smooth transition and follow-up from one function to another.
15% Responsible for the development and maintenance of all policies, procedures and quality standards within the department, utilizing a continuous improvement approach to ensure a high quality, cost effective and customer focused operation.
High school or equivalent education required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
One to two years of food and beverage service background and prior hospitality experience required.