Briggs joins The Glenmark with a strong background in luxury lifestyle hotel operations, with more than 24 years' experience working at Los Angeles-based hotels. Most recently, he spent eight years at OLS Hotels and Resorts, as General Manager at The Grafton on Sunset. Prior to that, Briggs held positions at Hotel Palomar in Westwood, C.A. and Le Montrose Suite Hotel in West Hollywood, C.A., where he ran front office operations.
Beyond driving strategic revenue growth for The Glenmark Hotel, Briggs is passionate about promoting Glendale as the premier tourist and business destination and engaging with the local community. Originally from Rochester, NY, Briggs graduated from Monroe Community College with a degree in Business Management. His outside passions include writing and recording music for various television shows and films, as well as playing guitar and piano for his rock band, Molly Gunner. He currently resides in Santa Clarita with his wife and two sons.
Recent Appointments at Azul Hospitality Group
22 October 2020 — With more than 30 years of deep-rooted hospitality experience, Childs is a self-starter who is adept at leading hospitality operations, including training and developmental responsibilities, budget planning and utilizing the latest systems to capture revenue and control costs, all while increasing guest satisfaction.
22 October 2020 — As Director of Sales & Marketing, Washburn played a key role in the hotel's grand opening this summer, by leading the sales and marketing team and overseeing all revenue and distribution management. After obtaining her Masters of Arts in Marketing Communications from Emerson College, Washburn spent 10 years in various sales and marketing roles with industry-leading organizations such as Marriott International, including Sales Manager, Western Mountain Pacific; Sales Executive, Marin County and Emeryville; and Assistant Manager of Room Operations.