The Xara Palace

Conference & Banqueting Manager

  • Basis:  Full-Time
  • Closing Date:  14 Feb, 2022
  • Job Ref:  KMP-67784

Job Description

The stories begin here at Xara Palace Hotel
The Xara Palace Hotel, was built during the late 17th century and is one of Malta’s most significant landmarks.

Forming part of the company, the Xara Lodge is a multi-purpose venue located in the countryside offering breath-taking views, landscaped gardens and pool areas, and enjoying a solid reputation for its style and excellence that has attracted international visitors and notable personalities over the past years.

The impact you will make
You will manage the day-to-day operation of the Conference and Banqueting department and, with the support of senior management; you will provide strategic direction and leadership and ensure that key targets are achieved.

You will ensure to create a positive working environment that supports organisational and core values. You will coach, train and support all conference and banqueting staff to provide consistently high standards.

You will provide regular feedback to management and other managers as appropriate on operational issues, standards and procedures.

You will embrace every opportunity to create extra special moments for our guests and provide a personal experience our guests will want to share.

Types of events you will be in charge of will range from small family gatherings to large weddings, parties or exhibitions.

About You

  • As our ideal candidate, you will have at least 3 years experience in events and banqueting and be able to manage a large team
  • You’ll have effective leadership skills and develop key strategies with the team in identifying key customer needs and work with them to develop initiatives to meet / exceed these needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer relation skills to ensure a seamless and memorable experience, proactively resolving any challenges that may arise.
  • Strong communication skills and a hands-on approach to lead by example and demonstrate best practice.
  • Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to stay calm under pressure.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy – great at managing one’s own time and the time of the team.