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6, 2008 - HSMAI Los Angeles’ Inaugural GM of the Year Award goes to Michael
D’Amodio of Residence Inn by Marriott, Beverly Hills. D’Amodio satisfied
the award’s criteria, particularly with his recent accomplishments:
Still with Interstate, Michael’s call to come to California was to come in as the acquisition team at the Warner Center Marriott as F&B Director and then switched divisions to Rooms as the Director of Operations. Next to follow were Ops at Laguna Cliffs and Hotel Manager at the Radisson Culver City. It was then that Interstate realized one property was not good enough, they needed him everywhere. Hawaii, he went there…Oklahoma, yep, there too…East Coast, West Coast, Michael was in demand. He soon settled at the Cal-Neva Resort, Spa and Casino near Lake Tahoe.
So Cal called to Michael once again and he joined Kor Hotels as the acquisition GM of the 4 Points Sheraton. In his 2½ years as GM, Michael worked through the renovation and converted the hotel to the now chic Sheraton Delfina.
Interstate, now called IHR (Interstate Hotels & Resorts) could not stand the fact that Michael wasn’t part of the family. So they welcomed Michael back in their Sunstone Hotels Division as Area General Manager of Residence Inn by Marriott, Beverly Hills (which he saw another renovation through to completion), Residence Inn by Marriott, Manhattan Beach and the Holiday Inn Hollywood. And since, the Holiday Inn Hollywood as been changed to another portfolio. And Michael now enjoys his charge as Area GM for the Embassy Suites North.
Hotel general managers in the greater Los Angeles area were nominated by their hotel staff and judged based on the following criteria: have a minimum of five years of service in a management capacity, an ability to deliver superior customer service quality, strong leadership and sound modern business judgment in achieving the property’s financial objectives. HSMAI’s committee narrowed down the submissions to six finalists.
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|Richard A. Gaines Appointed General Manager for the Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens in Los Angeles / March 2008|