Bay Area Job Opportunities, January 20, 2021

Service Now - Global Travel Manager

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2356409064


TripActions - Customer Success Strategy and Operations Manager

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2366596707


Rubrik Inc - Strategic Events Manager

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2374038684


National Corp Housing - Relocation Specialist

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2287001467


Stanford University Athletics - Event Coordinator

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2386098896


Renesas - Event Specialist

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2224717098


Front Desk Clerk – Entry Level

Hotel Drisco, San Francisco

https://tinyurl.com/y3as4t2o


General Manager

Major Hospitality Group, San Francisco

https://tinyurl.com/y6xq35tv


Front Office Manager

Wyndham Garden San Jose Airport, San Jose

https://tinyurl.com/y5us95j4


General Manager

Homewood Suites, San Jose

https://tinyurl.com/y65rsxx2


Assistant General Manager

Extended Stay America, San Jose

https://tinyurl.com/y2rl65pe


Manager Guest Services

Crowne Plaza by Hilton, Milpitas

https://tinyurl.com/yykjpdyl


Assistant General Manager

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Sunnyvale

https://tinyurl.com/y44cxpf8


Guest Experience Specialist

Marriott, Milpitas

https://tinyurl.com/yxtms5ks


General Manager

Extended Stay America, San Jose

https://tinyurl.com/y4kn55bw



Life in the fast lane” (that song keeps playing in my head)… came to a screeching halt when COVID-19 hit hard at the end of March 2019, and we didn’t see it even coming.

A little over a month later, the sales department furloughed the sales coordinators and the sales manager and now I am on my own in sales for two hotels… and this keeps me busy!

We shut down floors along with power, heating/air, at both hotels. Weekends have always been a challenge in our area (lower occupancy) and finding that our occupancy rates are higher now on weekends versus weekdays. Shoulder days are typically Thursdays and Saturdays now. With rates so low, we have “interesting” guests.

Because of business demand levels, we have had to let go of 90% of our overall workforce within each hotel, as many of our neighboring hotels did. Housekeepers don’t go into rooms on a daily basis, but once a week to change out linen and empty trash because of COVID-19 rules. These housekeepers are our heroes – they are working harder than ever.

I went from going over 100 miles per hour down to 5, but this isn't good for my type A personality. Looking for new and different business has been a challenge. Rates have plummeted to minimal amounts. All of our local corporate partners are remote and aren’t planning to travel anywhere in the near future, so I’ve had to find “different” business. I can’t share any of my tactics; they are top secret!

I’ve always loved being the “hostess with the most-est” that’s probably why I chose this career. I have a travel agent background, ten years of retail experience and a degree in Hospitality Management.

What are our defining moments? Just do my best, our best. “None of us is good as all of us,” my favorite Evolution Hospitality guiding principle. We are in this together…


Tina Walters is SVBTA's Professional Development Co-Director (2019-2021). Tina grew up in the Hospitality Industry, bringing an appetite for service and passion for people, food, wine, and travel.

She is s highly experienced in opening new properties in the Silicon Valley such as the AC Hotel by Marriott San Jose Santa Clara and Sunnyvale as well as a wife and mom to a family that shares her interests in food and travel.

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