Dallas, Tex. – July 18, 2017 – Atrium Hospitality has tapped Obed H. Morales to serve as general manager of Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Fort Worth North, a 329-suite hotel in Grapevine, Tex., just two miles from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. He brings to his position 15 years of managerial experience at all-suite hotels – 14 of them with the Embassy Suites brand.
In explaining his decision to join Atrium Hospitality, Morales said “I am impressed by Atrium’s innovative approach to revenue management and sales and marketing, as well as their sophisticated operations and payroll management platform. The company’s vision of its future is something that excites me very much.” He continued, “Atrium is a proponent of promoting from within and I see great potential growth not only for Atrium but for my own career and those of other associates. Of the company’s values – perseverance, respect, service, and teamwork – perseverance is one that strikes me as particularly apt. Atrium is a young company that is steadily moving forward and I believe it will be one of the biggest hotel companies in the U.S. in the next five years.”
Morales joins the Atrium Hospitality team from John Q Hammons Hotels & Resorts, where he was general manager of Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Hotel & Spa for the past three years. For 12 years prior, he managed a succession of hotels in The Dow Hotel Company portfolio, ultimately serving as general manager of Embassy Suites O’Hare Rosemont in Illinois from 2012-14. Also during his tenure with The Dow Hotel Company, he served as general manager of Embassy Suites Anaheim South (Garden Grove, Calif.) and resident manager of Anaheim Marriott Suites, also in Garden Grove. He launched his career with Dow in 2002 at Embassy Suites O’Hare, rising through the ranks from assistant front office manager to rooms division manager. Morales is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, where he earned a degree in communications.