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Sales Manager

Houston, TX, 77055
August 04, 2012

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To whom it may concern,

Re: Job vacancy in Sales,Events,Public Relations, Customer

Service in The Entertainment or Travel sector.

Dear Messers,

I’m submitting herewith my resume looking for

a challenging job in the above fields in Events, Sales, Public Relations, Customer Service in the Entertainment or Travel Business.

I have good command of 3 main languages, Arabic,

English & French and I’m pretty active & sociable,

worked for long in the hospitality field in the Gulf Area

in 5* properties. I’m looking for a job in the entertainment or travel sector whereby I can use my expertise and excell in the field I’m most fond & knowledgeable of, helping and contributing in the achievement of the company's goals and targets, expanding their sales & gaining new experience and knowledge from a popular company in the entertainment field.

I would also like to state that I’m currently the president of

The LAU Alumni of my college fm Lebanon, which is the Lebanese American University of Beirut and I am in charge of

Texas State whereby I organize functions and meetings for my committee and organize get togethers and meetings and events

Throughout the year and I help in doing some fundraising for my college back home during these events .

My main strength are public relations, food & beverage, sales & marketing, customer relations, banquet & catering,

event management. I like to be on the go, active, a

team player, lively, an organized administrator, have

upselling skills, like to strive for perfection to exceed

customers expectations, and last but not least reflect and

preserve a five star image to the clientele of the

company I will be joining .

Look forward to your response, hoping to have the

pleasure to join an esteemed company in the same scope of work

and interest stated above.

Thank you for taking the time to go through my resume.

Kind regards,

Dania Soubra Awad



Nationality : Lebanese / Green Card Holder

Married to an American citizen

Date & Place of Birth : September 13th 1957, Beirut / Lebanon

Languages Spoken : English, Arabic, French, little Turkish

Contact Details Mob : 713 – 805 2621

Personal email :

Further Contacts : Mr. Suleiman Awad (Husband)

Mob : 713 – 805 6251

Objective : Seek a challenging position in the entertainment

& travel industry in Public Relations,Sales & Marketing

Events, or Customer Service Departments.


B.A. in Communication Arts / Mass Media

Lebanese American University (L.A.U) – Beirut


Baccalaureate I & II

International College ( I .C.) – Beirut

1976 – 1977

French Brevet

College Protestant de Jeunes Filles – Beirut



October 2007 to May 2008

F&B Manager

Samaya Hotel Deira - Dubai

Working on the pre-opening of the new 5* property Samaya Hotel Deira, handling meetings and events, setting out menus & sales targets, working on purchases for outlets and meeting

Rooms, setting up the office and organizing all administrative paper work, proposals, working closely with the operation manager on budget, working out the manning for each outlet and executing interviews . Setting up sales packages for all 4 meetings rooms of 30 to 130 pax capacity each, working out summer promotions, inviting guests over as a P.R., working on outside catering menus, organising F&B briefings with captains, weekly departmental meetings as well as

communication meetings with all F&B staff. Executing sales calls and setting up a sales call report to follow and execute on regular basis. Set up a standard with customers and create a business relationship as well as a public relation bond with clientele by inviting them over to outlets, sending them thank you letters, sending invitations out, sending out cakes or other F&B products on specific occasions, all in the purpose of increasing our sales throughout the year & to compete with other competitors in the market

December 2005 to October 2007

Banquet & Catering Manager / Acting F&B

Golden Tulip – Bahrain

Managing department & handling sales of events, preparing packages, checking on operations, in charge of all functions in house & outside catering . Worked as Acting F & B Manager, organizing promotions & events in outlets as well, in charge of all F&B team and operations. Selling a ballroom of 500 pax capacity as well as 2 meeting rooms and a Ramadan tent of 400 capacity during the wholly month of Ramadan.

March 2002 to June 2005

Director of Banqueting & Conference

Millennium Hotel – Sharjah – (U.A.E.)

Managing the department, handling all banquet requests, a ballroom with a 600 guests capacity, (a ballroom which could be divided into 3 ballrooms, two of which having the capacity of 50 to 100 guests & one with a capacity of 200 guests & a perfection area & A V.I.P. Hall of 25 to 30 guests capacity, also 3 executive board meeting rooms and the outside catering requests. All queries being handled starting from sales to operation,supervising big VIP events & conferences as well as various weddings from all over the world for locals as well as expatriates’ from various nationalities.

Additional 2 pool terraces where also being sold as banquets for various events as fashion shows, seated dinners, engagements, birthday parties …etc.

Prepared also meeting packages for corporate companies & further institutions, catered big events as for the American University of Sharjah for their graduation party at site as well as for the Sharjah University & private homes & others. Catered also various other events as Valentine, Xmas, Cocktail Receptions, Graduation parties, birthdays with entertainments. Organized as well various seminars & governmental events & medical symposiums in-house & as outside.

January 2001 to January 2002

Banquet Manager

Abu Dhabi Grand Hotel – Abu Dhabi /U.A.E. – (Rotana Chain of hotels)

In charge of the banquet department, sales, operation, in house banquet, outside catering, in charge of catering on a private island pertaining to the hotel, hosting beach parties, with various entertainment for kids as well as adults, catering on board of Shuja Yacht owned by to the hotel, executing weddings on board as well as in house in the Ballrooms, other events such as Xmas dinner, thanksgiving, New Years’ functions, did a lot for the American Embassy as catered for instance to the marine section of the Embassy in Abu Dhabi at their location, and hosted many cocktail receptions for & farewell receptions for ambassadors or welcome receptions for the same & other private and Outside Catering events.

December 1998 to December 2000

Public Relations & Sales Manager

Al Homaizi Foodstuff Co. – Kuwait

In charge of Sales & Public Relations, following up on operations, events, activities and Promotions, making deals with the various schools be it local, American of European as well as with banks, and groups from other institutions . Promotions deals executed with selective companies in the restaurants executing together entertainment promoting both the co. and the restaurants, companies such as Marlboro, Pepsi, Universities, Schools … the restaurants pertaining to Al Homaizi Foodstuff Co. being Woolfgang Puck Café,Marche, Applebee’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, made deals with schools & others bringing in groups to the restaurants, promoting birthdays in house as well as outside catering to various locations .

Executed Halloween Event at Applebee’s, Mother’s Day, & further occasions along with a special menu matching the theme of the event, supervising events & passing as a P.R. Manager by the restaurants promoting the co.

October 1997 to November 1998

Banquet Manager

Le Meridien Hotel – Kuwait

In charge of the Banquet Department, sales, operation, in house banquets, outside catering, in charge of 1 banquet ballroom of 1000 pax capacity, 2 other ballrooms of 250 pax capacity each followed by a roof top swimming pool, 1 meeting room of 50 pax capacity & 6 small meeting rooms of 10 to 20 pax capacity, catering to residences, companies & executing catering for shops or banks new openings .

March 1994 to October 1997

Banquet Sales Executive, then promoted to Banquet Administrative Assistant .

Sheraton Hotel – Kuwait

Assisting the banquet manager in the operation and in charge of the banquet department in his absence. Attending to client’s functions, seminars requests and coordinating requirements internally throughout all related departments, conducting banquet sales to existing and potential clients, planning & supervising functions inside & outside the hotel, in charge of administrative work related to the functions, assisting in the public relations side for V.I.P. functions & events .

March 1991 to March 1994

Personal Retail Business

Managing own business in retail fashion, effecting trips to buy goods from Suppliers abroad and establishing and running own showroom handling all operations from trips to purchases to operation inside the boutique & monitoring the price of all goods .

Have also sold the Herbalife Diet Products during my free time attending some meetings whenever the main co. would call us for .

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