Albert Yu

Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Aug 2011

Associate/Director of Sales and Marketing

Horwath Hospitality

Oversaw the Sales and Marketing efforts for Pacific Lighthouse Lodge and Suites, Pacific Grove, CA and Hotel Pacific, Monterey, CA.

Assisted with Hotel listings, Receivership Assignments, and new Management contracts

May 2008 - Sep 2009

Sales Manager

Four Seasons Silicon Valley

Responsible for Stanford, 650, LAWSO, Dallas WSO, and Asia Pacific WSO market segments with 10 or more rooms

Consistently maintained Delphi score of 5.0, strong internet business development skills, won company wide-prospecting contest

Jun 2007 - Apr 2008

Senior Sales Manager

Crowne Plaza San Jose

Responsible for SMERFE, Association, Government, Sports and Entertainment market segements

Achieved 212% of 2007 goal

Jan 2005 - May 2007

Sales Manager

The Plaza Suites

Deployed as sales manager for groups and individual travelers for SMERFE, Association, Government, Sports and Entertainment, and Tour and Travel market segments wtih a focus of increasing weekend business

Increased market segment by 230% in 2007 from 2006 rooms revenue

Sep 2003 - Dec 2004

Sales Manager

Starwood Hotels

Deployed as group sales manager to handle all corporate and government accounts that acutalized 10 or more rooms

Responsible for development of new business accounts in state and local public sector

Complete coordination & servicing of conferences and seminars ranging in size from 10 to 700 attendees

Achieved 129% of 2004 sales goal

Sep 2000 - Aug 2003

Account Executive

Arena Exhibits

Consulted companies on their trade show strategies with a focus on their exhibit purchase 

Oct 1999 - Sep 2000

Travel Manager/Sales Coordinator

E-Color (Verisign)

Assisted with OEM sales development in Asia

Developed company initial travel program and reduced travel expenses by 40%

Jun 1998 - Sep 1999

Room Service Assistant Manager

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Supervised staff of 75 order takers, servers, and bussers; responsible for hiring and training of all new staff

Managed 24x7 room service operation responsible for in-room service, private butlers, guest amenities, and private hospitality functions

Leadership

President, Northern California Chapter Cornell Hotel Society

2007-2010

President and Founder, Northern California Chapter of Chinese Hotel Professionals

2008-present

Era Leader,Cornell University Spectumur Agendo Educational Foundation Capital Fundraising Campaign 2007-present

Organization of Chinese Americans - Board Member Silicon Valley Chapter

2006-present

Business Education Statewide Advisory Committee

2010-present

Oak Grove High School Academy of Hospitality and Tourism - Industry Mentor

2010-present

Teaching Experience

Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Hospitality Management Program

2008-present

Instructor 

Introduction to the Hospitality Industry, Hospitality Sales and Marketing, Menu Planning, and Hotel and Restaurant Accounting, Developed and launched Hospitality Sales and Marketing curriculum, Chair of Industry Advisory Board, Distance Learning Committee Member

Professional Culinary Institute - A Branch Campus of The French Culinary Institute, Campbell, CA

Hospitality Management Program

October 2010 - June 2011 

Instructor 

Restaurant Operations Management, Guest Services Management, Casino Operations

Education

Education
Sep 2010 - Mar 2011

Certificate

California State University - Eastbay

I have completed the Online Teaching and Learning Certificate Program.  The four courses of the certificate program also fulfill the initial course requirements of the Cal State East Bay Master of Science in Education with an Option in Online Teaching.

Skills

Skills

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese

I am fluent in speaking Mandarin Chinese.  Reading and Writing limited.  Strong knowledge of Chinese culture and extensive travel throughout Asia.  During the past year I have served as an American liason for the Chairman of the Board and founder of Chongqing Haitian Industrial Co., Ltd. An enterprise group of real estate development, hotel operations, commercial property management, comprehensive supermarkets, convenient stores, offices supplies, rental and construction. It has about 1.1 million square feet of commercial space, with total assets of approximately two billion yuan RMB. There are also two hotels under construction. Wholly owned subsidiaries include the Chongqing Airport Construction Co., Ltd. and the Chongqing Half Moon Bay Industrial Co., Ltd. This has involved traveling with him on business and serving as a door opener and translator in both the U.S. and China. We are currently working on a Senior Living Planned Urban Development in Chong Qing.