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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 January 2020...

Mobile Technology: Meeting Tech Expectations

What once seemed futuristic is now the norm, owing to the escalating developments in mobile technology, and hotels must continue to innovate in order to meet guest expectations. In a recent study from Mower, 65 percent of guests said they would gladly pay more for a hotel that provides the mobile technology they deem essential. The same study shows that 44 percent of travelers are more likely to book a smart hotel, and nearly 7 in 10 want to use smart devices provided by the hotel. And how do guests wish to use all this technology? A majority expressed a desire for mobile check-in and check-out, and mobile payment options. They also want to be able to stream content from their phone to the TV; to make service requests of the hotel staff; to control in-room lighting, temperature and sound; to order food and beverages; and to request a wake-up call - all from their mobile device. Guests also expressed preferences for robust wi-fi and convenient device charging ports throughout the hotel. They also appreciate the use of hotel branded apps which allow a guest to book a room, access loyalty programs, receive discounts and rewards, and even use the app to choose the room, floor and view they prefer. Some hotel apps also allow a customer to track their charges throughout their stay, rather than waiting to receive a bill at the end. Finally, mobile tech lounges are popping up more frequently in some hotels. These lounges offer guests the opportunity to perform tasks like airline check-ins or access to local info guides, but they also provide a place where guests can comfortably get some work done outside their room. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to meet their customers' expectations in the mobile technology space.