Destination Hotels Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
40 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at Destination Hotels full-time

    Pros

    Value employees and good benefits

    Cons

    Tendency to understaff accounting office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shorten 401k participation threshold for executive committee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No direction but consequences for your actions....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Destination Hotels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you love customer service and solving issues for guests then this is for you!
    Co-workers are awesome! You will need them.

    Cons

    1. There is no training or structure. You are not set-up for success from the beginning.
    2. They go through Front Office Management quickly which is partly why there is no leadership or direction for front desk agents.
    3. You are to complete loads of work. They expect you to work your tail off for $11.
    4. No chance for promotion. They do not promote within the "family".
    5. When guests are mad or upset and you follow the direction that you were given by management and they then ask for a manager, management will never back you up. They will always give the guest whatever they want even if it's completely far-fetched. ($100 comp because they had to get their key re-keyed ONCE) Ridiculous!
    6. Management is not honest. They are indirect, nor do they answer your concerns about anything.
    7. There is no management basically.
    8. Last thing, when you request days off 2 weeks in advance or more. You will not find out if its been approved or denied unless you keep asking & asking or until you see the schedule and your off the days or on the days you requested.

    I was there when it was Red Lion & its now Motif. It truly isn't a pleasant place to work. Upper Mismanagement is the reason I left. I was appreciated and asked to stay after my 2 weeks. A little too late:)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice for management is to provide leadership to your staff & to give them clear & concise direction & structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome! Fun people to work with!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination Hotels

    Pros

    Most employees are friendly and work together well.

    Cons

    Low hourly wages for entry level management.

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  5.  

    Excellence driven

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Destination Hotels full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great co workers - there are some conflict between the company stated values and upper management actions - there is a get on board or leave attitude - great ideas and ideal but the follow up isn't there

    Cons

    there are some conflict between the company stated values and upper management actions - there is a get on board or leave attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your value and apply them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to Be a Part Of!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Sales & Marketing  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Sales & Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at Destination Hotels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong Culture that promotes innovation, collaboration, and growth. Between all managers and associates people have a passion for what we do each and every day. A strong culture has been created and it is a joy to be a part of.

    Cons

    Between upward mobility and stimuating work environment, I do not find many cons specific to this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing-listening to your people! You continue to make Destination a great place to work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing collection of hotels & resorts with even a better culture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Sales & Marketing  in  Del Mar, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Sales & Marketing in Del Mar, CA

    I have been working at Destination Hotels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    At Destination Hotels they foster a community of individuals that value the benefit of clear communication, honesty, and balance of life. They look for talent from within the organiziation when opportunities present themselves. The culture also encourages an entrepreneurial spirit and creativity.

    Cons

    There are no cons at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing as the company expands. Don't lose the personal touch with the indivudal hotel teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Respected and Liberated

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Sales & Marketing  in  Sunriver, OR
    Current Employee - Director of Sales & Marketing in Sunriver, OR

    I have been working at Destination Hotels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    DH&R gives leaders a culture of entrepreneurial responsibility where one is limited solely by what you are able to creatively envision.

    Cons

    Lack of top down structure isn't for everyone. You must have tools in your toolbox, typically from years of experience in order to achieve success in an independent environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ability to remain a resource to the hotels as we grow will be critical to our culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Off to a great start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DOSM  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - DOSM in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Destination Hotels full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've worked for a number of the big hotel chains including Starwood & Disney, and the past year with DH&R has been a breath of fresh air. While my previous roles have given me a wealth of knowledge and disciplines, I now have the opportunity to try new initiatives and tactics that I know can produce great results, but without the constraints that other companies place on individuals. We also place emphasis on hiring not only talented candidates, but those that can build off of great teams and networking. The corporate team at DH&R is filled with talented folks that truly care about their employees and are always available to assist with any needs. Our diverse independent portfolio also allows individuals to advance in various career paths and take on skills that can apply to any hotel chains if you so chose to leave at a later date.

    Cons

    If you're looking a company that allows networking with thousands of peers that you're also competing for the same jobs, then this company is not for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Have worked for Destination of over 10 years, it has been a great 10 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination Hotels full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    the opportunity to make an impact on the company and individuals. great culture.. it is what they say it is.

    Cons

    the team has very high goals and expectations, need to contribute to the success

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to build on the sucess and culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Destination Hotels is Solid!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Destination Hotels full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I recently joined Destination Hotels as a sales and marketing executive. After more than 20 years of experience, mostly with major chains, I have to say that the quality of senior leadership and the emphasis on aethics and culture make this company make this a great place to work!

    Cons

    Destination Hotels, the largest management company of independent hotels in the world, is still reletively unknown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire the very best and do not lose the culture as you grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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