LOS ANGELES - Eric Danziger's resume reads like a laundry list of the most high-profile jobs in the hotel industry — most recently working as the head of a hotel company bearing the name of a sitting U.S. president. Now, he wants to build something new.
Speaking with Hotel News Now during the recent Americas Lodging Investment Summit, the former Trump Hotels CEO spoke about his new role as CEO of the Boise, Idaho-based Braintree Group, the rebranding and expansion of that company's hotel management wing into a third-party management platform — called Resolute Road Hospitality — and why he finds growing something new to be more rewarding than overseeing an established company.
It's my most favorite thing," he said.
I'd rather build than run a big company. There are all these adages I didn't invent, like it takes 7 miles to turn a battleship and 500 feet to turn a speedboat. So, I like being able to create something large from something small. And if you look at my history, that's really what I've done. I joined DoubleTree [by Hilton] when it was five hotels."
In all, Braintree has three distinct divisions, all related to commercial real estate.