Appointed General Manager
At Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Carson - CA, USA
Apodaca was previously Director of Operations at The Westin Los Angeles Airport. He led the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Integration process into Marriott, owners of the Starwood and Westin brands. He provided operational leadership excellence to seamlessly integrate into Marriott culture and ecosystems, and drove positive results in key areas including profitability, associate engagement and guest intent to recommend.
Prior to The Westin, Apodaca was General Manager at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Long Beach, Calif.; where he developed the vision, mission statement and strategic plan for the hotel.
His hospitality positions have taken him from General Manager at the Courtyard by Marriott in El Segundo, Calif., to Director of Services at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott.
He studied at the University of Sou thern California from 1989-1993 and attended the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy at Loyola Marymount University in 2013. Apodaca has completed professional development courses in the Leadership Excellence Program, Emerging Leaders Program and Foundations of Leadership, among others.