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Mr. Beazley

John Beazley

Managing Director of Hospitality, Trigild

A Certified Hotel Administrator since 1988, John B. Beazley has more than 30 years of hospitality and restaurant management experience. As Trigild’s managing director of hospitality, he oversees the operations of hotels, restaurants and other types of enterprise businesses, working closely with the corporate office personnel and all on-site managers – overseeing operations, franchising, new development, sales and marketing, construction, human resources and concept analysis and acquisitions. In this capacity, he also leads Trigild’s field based operations team, strategically based throughout the United States. Prior to joining Trigild, Mr. Beazley was executive vice president of Pacifica Hotel Company -- a position he held for 16 years – successfully leading the repositioning and management of their 30-hotel and restaurant portfolio, building value and solid investor returns. During his tenure with the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based company, he also directed a series of multi-million dollar hotel renovations, as well as helped significantly expand the company. When Mr. Beazley joined Pacifica, the company had five hotels, and it had expanded to 23 properties, ranging from 35 to 460 rooms, by the time he left. Mr. Beazley is familiar with Trigild and its approach, having worked for the full service real estate services company for six years in the late 80s and early 90s as vice president of operations. Additionally, he gained a solid, hands-on knowledge of successful hotel and restaurant operations as a hotel general manager, and worked for eight years with Stouffer Hotel Corporation in positions including director of food and beverage, restaurant manager and hotel general manager for properties across the country. Over the years, he has worked with brands that include Best Western, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn, Radisson and Choice Hotels. Mr. Beazley received his Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Wisconsin.

Mr. Beazley can be contacted at 858-242-1222 or john.beazley@trigild.com

Coming up in April 2018...

Guest Service: Empowering People

Excellent customer service is vitally important in all businesses but it is especially important for hotels where customer service is the lifeblood of the business. Outstanding customer service is essential in creating new customers, retaining existing customers, and cultivating referrals for future customers. Employees who meet and exceed guest expectations are critical to a hotel's success, and it begins with the hiring process. It is imperative for HR personnel to screen for and hire people who inherently possess customer-friendly traits - empathy, warmth and conscientiousness - which allow them to serve guests naturally and authentically. Trait-based hiring means considering more than just a candidate's technical skills and background; it means looking for and selecting employees who naturally desire to take care of people, who derive satisfaction and pleasure from fulfilling guests' needs, and who don't consider customer service to be a chore. Without the presence of these specific traits and attributes, it is difficult for an employee to provide genuine hospitality. Once that kind of employee has been hired, it is necessary to empower them. Some forward-thinking hotels empower their employees to proactively fix customer problems without having to wait for management approval. This employee empowerment—the permission to be creative, and even having the authority to spend money on a customer's behalf - is a resourceful way to resolve guest problems quickly and efficiently. When management places their faith in an employee's good judgment, it inspires a sense of trust and provides a sense of higher purpose beyond a simple paycheck. The April issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some leading hotels are doing to cultivate and manage guest satisfaction in their operations.