For the past three-and-a-half years, Zach Burns has served as the General Manager at the Courtyard by Marriott near the airport in Austin, Texas. He recently moved into the same position at Courtyard by Marriott near the University of Texas campus in Austin.
"I look forward to continue growing the company by recruiting, hiring and training great talent," Burns said of his recent appointment. While at the airport location, Burns received the 2010 Select Service Above and Beyond Award, which was presented at the General Manager's Conference recently held at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis.
Burns first position in the industry was in Maui, Hawaii where he was the Housekeeping Manager at the Napali Shores Resort. He joined the White Lodging team in 2001, and he has been with the company since. "Zach has been very successful in three different brands for us, and I know he will be successful in this, his biggest role yet," said Kevin Grandin the Regional Vice President.
When Burns came to White Lodging, his was initially the Operations Manager at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Louisville, Colorado. He then was named the Director of Services at the Denver Marriott South located in Littleton, Colorado.
Moving to the Residence Inn by Marriott Austin North, Burns was the Sales Manager. In this position, he received the White Lodging Sales Manager of the Year Award in 2004 and was recognized by Marriott International as the Third Quarter Sales Star the same year. Promoted to General Manager of the property, Burns was charged with managing all facets of the 88-room extended stay property.
Burns is a graduate of Texas Tech with a degree in Restaurant, Hotel & Institutional Management.
White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development, and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels across the country. Their current portfolio consists of over 154 hotels in 17 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.
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