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Director of Conference and Events - Mandarin Oriental Downtown, Dubai

Apply now Position: Director of Conference and Events - Mandarin Oriental Downtown, Dubai (Full time #539505)
Property / Office: Mandarin Oriental Downtown, Dubai
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nestled in the city's heart, Mandarin Oriental Downtown, Dubai, offers a stunning fusion of modern design with a touch of oriental flair, redefining hospitality standards.

With unparalleled views of Dubai's skyline, the iconic Burj Khalifa, and the sparkling Arabian Sea, this urban retreat offers 224 luxury Residences and 259 Rooms & Suites.

Going beyond traditional hospitality, Mandarin Oriental Downtown, Dubai, it's not just a hotel but a lifestyle destination, offering relaxation, luxury, and memorable experiences.


The Director of Conference and Events is responsible for the achievement of financial targets related to conference and events, outside catering and group room revenue; responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the conference and events section and maximizing revenue by reviewing and revising revenue strategies and identifying trends.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage event budgets, forecasts, and financial reporting, ensuring profitability and cost control
  • Ensure compliance with all legal, health, and safety regulations related to events and conferences
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with clients, vendors, and industry partners to enhance the Hotel’s reputation and drive business growth.
  • Collaborate with clients to understand their vision, objectives, and requirements, and tailor event experiences to their needs and preferences
  • Oversee all aspects of event planning and execution
  • Lead and inspire the team to deliver flawless execution of events
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and innovations in event management, and incorporate them into Hotel's offerings

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a luxury hotel environment. 
  • Middle East experience and hotel pre-opening experience is an advantage.
  • With degree or higher diploma in hospitality/Hotel/Business Management is an advantage.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English is required. Arabic language and other language proficiency is desirable
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and trust with guests, colleagues, and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines 
  • Flexibility to work a variety of shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as per business needs
  • Strong leadership abilities, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team to achieve excellence.
  • A passion for hospitality and a commitment to deliver high standards of customer service and luxury.

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