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. Prior to opening Cambria Hotel Sonoma, Childs held General Manager roles at Hotel La Rose in Santa Rosa, CA, and Hampton Inn Petaluma, where he opened an 1892 Silk Mill into a full-service, 75-room Hampton Inn. His longest-running role was at Courtyard by Marriott Santa Rosa where he was promoted from Director of Sales to General Manager. There, he led his team through an ownership change and a multimillion-dollar full property renovation.
Beyond driving strategic growth for Cambria Hotel Sonoma, Childs describes himself as a fun-loving family man. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Childs graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor's degree in Hotel Management. He now resides in Santa Rosa, CA with his wife and twin daughters.
Recent Appointments at Azul Hospitality Group
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.
29 July 2020 — 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.