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Reservations Manager

Abu Dhabi (AE)

Full job details

Recruiter
Kempinski - Emirates Palace
Posted
29/11/2016
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Location
Abu Dhabi (AE)
Job Type
Sales & Marketing, Sales Manager
Sector
Hotel
Job Level
Management
 

Job Description

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages rooms inventory to achieve optimum results in Occupancy, Average rate and Revenue, reviewing daily reservations accuracy, rates compliance from segment and source, system close-out when necessary and GDS rates sale-ability.
  • Leads a motivated and aggressive team skillful at up-selling and/or conversion as required by the business demand.  Participates in staff recruitment, organizes on-the-job and monthly training for all staff, supervises and managers performance in order to ensure clients’ satisfaction and adherence to Kempinski service standards.
  • Maintains good working relations with other departments, particularly Front Office and keeps close contact with regular guests, ensuring their needs are identified, and relayed to concerned departments for service delivery.
  • Controls rates for group business, low yield (Under AED 800) rooms’ allocations, complimentary rooms and upgrading, group space blockage and timely wash, especially during the peak season and/or high demand days when expected occupancy is above 85%.
  • Works closely with Corporate Office, Trust with updated hotel information and facilitate rooms’ sale on a regular basis. Reviews Trust and GDS rates and availability keeping sufficient inventory for high yield segments.
  • Ensures all sellable contracted rates are loaded in the GDS and Fidelio system for ease of reservations by companies worldwide.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned to him/her by management.
  • Any other duties, which may be assigned to you from time to time as directed by your Supervisor or Manager.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Preferably German Speaker
  • College degree preferred or equivalent experience.
  • One (1) to Three (3) years supervisory or management experience required.
  • Reservations experience required.​
  • Ability to delegate and organize work flow.Ability to meet deadlines consistently.
  • Fluent English, German + other foreign languages
  • FIDELIO Systems Knowledge
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office skills