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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 February 2020...

Social Media: Social Listening Tools

The reach and influence of social media is staggering. Nearly 3 billion people use social media daily, posting a range of messages, selfies, images, and everything in-between. According to HubSpot, almost 4 million posts are uploaded to the major social networks every single minute! That's an astounding amount of content and it is crucial for hotels to skillfully use social media in order to effectively compete. From establishing a suitable brand identity and voice to creating content across all the major networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.), the goal is to actively engage consumers and to eventually convert them to customers. Some hotels are initiating online contests as a way to attract new customers, while others are rewarding customers with discounts who subscribe to the their email lists or follow their social media pages. Another recent strategy is to employ social media listening tools that track what people are posting online about their businesses. These tools allow hotels to monitor - or listen to - what's being said about a brand across the entire social web, and this can prove to be very valuable, unfiltered information. Social listening permits hotels to be aware of people's opinions about their business, industry or competitors, and some of these tools even listen beyond social media platforms. They also monitor publicly available information on blogs, forums, news outlets and websites. Some listening tools are more focused on gathering and analyzing data, while others offer more engagement-oriented features, which allow hotels to interact with people right from the platform. Often the information that is gleaned from these listening tools ends up being the most authentic, unbiased insights a business can get. The February Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to successfully integrate social media strategies into their operations.