16 December 2014 Towne Park is Opening Many New Sites in San Francisco
November was an exciting month in Northern California! In a short 48 hour span last month, a combined team effort between the Hospitality and Commercial divisions opened operations at both the Hotel Zetta and the Prescott Hotel. Towne Park is a perfect fit at both properties because of our growing parking space inventory in downtown San Francisco.
Hotel Zetta is part of the Viceroy Hotels and Resorts family. An ultra-modern boutique, it’s an excellent addition to our portfolio. Setting new standards for style and sophistication in San Francisco, our associates are now providing Valet, Bell and Door operations, while outfitted in uniforms provided by Banana Republic: blue jeans and Kangol caps!
We are excited to welcome Fabian Garcia to the Towne Park team as our Account Manager at Hotel Zetta. Fabian joined us from the outgoing provider, and we’re thrilled to have his knowledge and expertise in helping guide this transition. A big thanks to all who were involved from Hospitality and Commercial divisions!
The Prescott Hotel is another unique hotel. Operated by local hotel operator Kimpton, the Prescott infuses historic charm with a modern twist. Commencing operations less than 48 hours after the successful Zetta opening, this new site opening was another seamless partnership between both Hospitality and Commercial divisions within the city. Binyam Haile and his Commercial division associates will be instrumental to managing this hotel and forging a raving fan at our newest client. Based on early returns, we’re well on our way!
I want to really highlight the success of the Hospitality and Commercial teams coming together to work in tandem to bring success to the company. Our newest partners from Commercial are led by Todd Tucker, Binyam Haile and Bereket Gebremariam. Binyam and Bereket both bring a wealth of knowledge and a can-do attitude. Just five days ago, these gentlemen were issued their corporate laptops, Towne Connect access and their first email addresses. Now they’re already opening new properties! Welcome to Towne Park fellas, we never could’ve pulled off either of these openings without you!
In addition, Brian Francis from the Los Angeles Commercial Division flew up to provide much needed help. On the Hospitality side, I was thrilled to work side-by-side our project manager Greg Jensen, who took the lead on operational plans for both Hotel Zetta and the Prescott Hotel. He kept a pulse on both openings, and made sure each went off without a hitch. Natalie Luciano came down from Lake Tahoe with two of her all-stars, Brian and Chuy, to really get us started on the right foot. Fabian Garcia joining the TP family was the final puzzle piece to pull this all together and make the weekend a great success!
But of course, there are a ton of people behind the scenes who really deserve much respect and thanks: Kelly Sighel who always keeps us on task, Kelly Colter and Anna McKenzie who make sure we’re fully staffed, and Hissel Leon-Cruz who works tirelessly to process orders and push everyone through systems in a timely manner. There are many others, and we thank you all.
The Northern California District looks forward to this new divisional chemistry continuing to pay off, as there are many other deals in the pipeline. This is just the beginning! I’m honored and thrilled to be part of such an exciting period of growth in the Northern California market.
Submitted by Kevin Gordon, Northern California District Manager