Director of Sales

Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/RiverPlace

2115 SW River Parkway

Portland, OR 97201

Telephone (503) 552-9500

Director of Sales

Posted September 19, 2019


Join Interstate Hotels & Resorts as we continue to grow.We are seeking a Director of Sales for our extended stay, Residence Inn by Marriott - Portland Riverplace.

Those to be considered and that apply will have the following proven track record & experience;

  • Local Market (metropolis/urban markets)
  • Marriott / Extended Stay previously as Director of Sales
  • Knowledge & Relationship with Corporate BT, Airline Crew, Entertainment Production & Corporate Group Segments/Business
  • Ability to lead & mentor Sales Team of more than 3
  • Renovation exposure to sustain & ramp up pre/ post renovation

In addition to the above, as Director of Sales, you will

  • Manage all aspects of the sales and marketing division. Provide the strategic vision for maximum hotel sales generation and optimal revenue growth.
  • Lead a talented sales team that makes the vision reality. You create an environment energized by the art of the possible, where talented, win-driven professionals are excited to join, learn, exceed their best, and advance. You lead by modeling the way, by empowering, and coaching throughout the employment lifecycle.
  • Effectively channel your knowledge of the competitive landscape. Assess the effectiveness of company programs to determine optimum revenues using Interstate system reports and market data, in order to innovate.
  • Forge relationships and build rapport. Cultivate, enhance and leverage external and internal relationships to elevate hotel and market share awareness and drive business.
  • Collaborate with Finance to ensure the division’s sales plan is on budget to meet or exceed revenue expectations and profit goals.


  • A four-year degree or equivalent experience or education is required. Five years experience within hotels sales, with two years minimum as department head (such as Director, Group Sales) is required, also. Highly developed written and verbal English communication skills to effectively negotiate, persuade, influence, and sell are critical. Expect local travel, weekly. And, national or international travel is possible four to five times per year.

Interstate Hotels & Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please call (703) 387-3888 or email with the nature of your accommodation request and include the Hotel location and title of the job opening. Please allow one (1) business day for a reply.

Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/RiverPlace

258 Room Extended Stay

Our Hotel

Our hotel in Downtown Portland, OR is located near Tom McCall Waterfront Park and within walking distance to Portland’s city center. Enjoy local fare, beer and wines at PressPDX located on site and offering room delivery daily from 5 – 10 pm. Guests can take the Portland Streetcar to visit many downtown Portland attractions, restaurants and shopping or view the city via the Portland Aerial Tram less than 1 mile from the hotel. They can then take a walk along the Willamette River or across the Tilikum Crossing Bridge, both within walking distance of our Portland hotel. The Residence Inn Portland Downtown is an extended stay hotel providing spacious suites with free wireless internet and fully-equipped kitchens. Located in South Waterfront near downtown Portland, our extended stay hotel is minutes from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and the Oregon Convention Center. Guests can start their day with a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. The Residence Inn Portland Downtown RiverPlace will makes everyone feel at home.