Saskia Gunewardena

Saskia Gunewardena

Communications Coordinator at Rosewood London
Lives in London, United Kingdom
over 6 months ago

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A determined, hardworking and conscientious individual possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills and a real passion for hospitality and London’s restaurant and hotel scene. Knowledgeable in developing awareness of company brand messages and promotions, with strong communications and public relations experience within the restaurant and luxury hotel industry. Currently seeking an exciting marketing opportunity with an established, forward-thinking and expanding company.

Experience

  • Communications Coordinator

    Rosewood London - London, United Kingdom

    Sales & Marketing
    January 2018 - November 2018 · 11 months

    ◾ Copywriting to generate content for the company website, press releases, in-house guest newspaper, marketing campaigns and collateral materials ◾ Coordinating press launch events, marketing campaign events in collaboration with luxury brands, media visits and stays for regional and international press contacts, on-site internal and external photo and filming shoots, media interviews, pop-up installations and exhibitions ◾ Liaising closely with partner agencies to develop and implement the hotel’s global PR strategy and monitor all press coverage ◾ Generating monthly internal communication updates showcasing press achievements for key stakeholders ◾ Managing and following up all incoming public relations and media enquiries ◾ Maintaining and developing strong relationships with journalists and influencers ◾ Governing and updating the media masterlist of key industry contacts ◾ Writing and reviewing award applications for the hotel, outlets and individual associates ◾ Creating monthly promotional F&B email newsletters distributed to an external database ◾ Managing all finances for the Communications department

  • Assistant Concierge

    Rosewood London - London, United Kingdom

    Front Office concierge
    July 2017 - January 2018 · 7 months

    ◾ Coordinating, organising and providing personalised solutions for guest requests covering a diverse range of arrangements and services ◾ Acting as a point of reference for guests requiring assistance and the provision of local information ◾ Promoting sales of both internal and external outlets

  • Marketing Assistant

    D&D London - London, United Kingdom

    Sales & Marketing
    September 2015 - December 2015 · 4 months

    ◾ Organising and promoting company events ◾ Managing and writing for the company website and overseeing social media marketing ◾ Collating and distributing press clippings for all restaurants within the group ◾ Generating regular company data analysis reports ◾ Assisting with PR photography shoots

  • Work Experience

    South Place Hotel - London, United Kingdom

    Front Office reception
    July 2014 - July 2014 · 1 month

    ◾ Gaining experience in various departments including events, housekeeping, front desk and room service

  • Mystery Shopper

    Market Force - London, United Kingdom

    Administration & General
    January 2012 - July 2015 · 3 years and 7 months

    ◾ Inspecting and analysing customer service, quality and cleanliness within various hospitality venues

  • Receptionist

    D&D London - London, United Kingdom

    Administration & General
    September 2011 - December 2011 · 4 months

    ◾ Handling bookings for restaurants and private Christmas party events ◾ Completing administrative tasks such as filing, data entry and managing the company telephone

  • Work Experience

    Conran & Partners - London, United Kingdom

    Back Office
    July 2007 - July 2007 · 1 month

    ◾ Developing an interior design plan for a London café

Education

  • Master of Science (MSc) in International Hotel Management

    Glion Institute of Higher Education - Glion-sur-Montreux, Switzerland

    January 2016 - June 2017

  • German Language

    University of Hamburg - Hamburg, Germany

    October 2013 - June 2014

    Third year of BA degree course

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in German & Linguistics

    University of Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom

    September 2011 - June 2015

    Second-class honours, upper division (2:1)

Languages

  • English
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • German
    Limited working
    40%
  • French
    Notions
    20%

Skills

  • Campaign Monitor
  • Copywriting
  • Data analysis
  • Editing
  • Email marketing
  • Event planning
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • gorkana
  • Marketing
  • Microsoft Office
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Media
  • Teamwork
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