Immersion in the sales and marketing department at Prince de Galles Paris
Welcome to the heart of the Golden Triangle in Paris, Avenue George V, a stone's throw from the Champs-Elysées and the luxury shops of Avenue Montaigne. Inaugurated in 1929, the Prince of Wales, a Luxury Collection hotel is perhaps not the most famous of the Parisian 5-star hotels but certainly not the least prestigious, moreover ranked in the top 5 in Paris by Travel and Leisure magazine in front of most Palaces.
Victoria Thébault, who is doing her internship at the end of her 3rd year Bachelor's degree at the Luxury Hotelschool, tells us a little more: “It is an emblematic hotel of the Art Deco years, with a great history and a very particular charm. A member of Marriott's The Luxury Collection brand, it opens the doors of the largest hotel chain in the world and allows you to discover talents from all walks of life. It is also fortunate to have the very first Akira Back restaurant in Europe, from Michelin-starred chef Akira Back, with an eclectic cuisine that mixes Japanese techniques with Korean and international flavors.”
Within the Prince of Wales, Victoria works in support of sales representatives and the marketing manager. “I have assignments in the sales department on the various segments (Corporate, MICE, leisure and groups) with phoning, prospecting, reminders, competitive monitoring, as well as a support role for the administration and updating of databases and the various commercial events organized.”
“In marketing, I participate in the management of the hotel's social networks, in maintaining optimal visibility of the hotel and its outlets in the digital sector (SEO optimization, website updates, copywriting essays...) as well as on various events such as the Summer Patio. On this project, I am in close collaboration with our illustrator for the graphic identity, but also with the F&B teams for photo shoots and media updates, as well as our Marriott digital marketing managers to coordinate the uploads of the content. It's exciting!”
On a daily basis, Victoria particularly appreciates “the atmosphere of the team, available and very pleasant, which very quickly integrated me. In the Prince of Wales in general, a very good atmosphere reigns, you feel good from day one. In addition, the variety of my actions gives me a lot of energy, this internship allows me to learn a lot in the two departments in which I work (sales and marketing). It's a great opportunity.” “This internship comes to the end of my 3rd year of university bachelor's degree in my hotel school, the Luxury Hotelschool. We learned the fundamentals of hospitality and management to be prepared as well as possible and evolve favorably during our internships, which complement the training very well. These internships in luxury hotels challenge us on our training achievements by confronting them with reality.”