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Destination Hotels Reviews

Updated October 3, 2018
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Pros
  • "Fun place to work, great fellow employees and a healthy work/life balance" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Great company with excellent growth opportunities" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management is fickle in their presence, often too busy behind the scenes" (in 3 reviews)

  • "No one has ever mentioned a professional development plan" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Director, Sales & Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Destination Hotels full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed coming aboard just before company growth. Felt an integral part of my property's direction and growth. Loved culture...first company to actuate culture and not just talk about it.

    Cons

    Wish company wide growth after merger was taking place in mid Atlantic area (wdc) sad to see so many good people leave with no relocatable hotels in the same market. Sorry to see the urban growth promise for wdc disappear.

    Advice to Management

    More hotels in DC metro area. Keep the base company culture alive, it's the one thing that sets you apart.

    Destination Hotels Response

    Jul 30, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your work experience with us! We’re dedicated to implementing our cultural values into every interaction with each other and our guests. We... More


  2. "Awesome Culture"

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    Former Employee - Guest Services in Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Park City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Destination Hotels (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee room rates
    Co workers
    Corporate support

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Destination Hotels Response

    Oct 9, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you so much for taking the time to express your awesome work experience with us! We’re focused on maintaining a team member experience where support and growth is paramount to the success of... More

  3. "Completely unprofessional."

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Destination Hotels full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful property with lots of potential and great employee benefits.

    Cons

    Inexperienced front office management. Inept and out of touch with their team. Their turn around is out of this world for good reason. They hang on to people who don't deserve to be there and get rid of anyone who highlights their shortcomings. Avoid this place like the plague!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees who are concerned and are striving to make things better, instead of the people who make excuses for the way things are. You might be able to hang on to capable and experienced professionals, should you decide to do so.

    Destination Hotels Response

    Nov 5, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    We really appreciate you taking the time to voice your concerns regarding your experience with us. We are always committed to creating inclusive work environments with top talent to provide our... More


  4. "Typical Resort feel, great during summer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Destination Hotels full-time

    Pros

    If you work on boardwalk, lots of babes and friendly people, plus great atmostphere. If not on boardwalk, it is not so special, it would almost seem like a giant neighborhood with all the houses.

    Cons

    The beach was eroding away when I was there, but I think it is being fixed.

    Destination Hotels Response

    Aug 7, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for sharing your experience with Destination Resorts with us! We are glad to hear that you had a great summer while with us. We would appreciate any additional feedback or ideas that may... More


  5. "Unorganized and Unrealistic"

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    Former Employee - Middle Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Destination Hotels full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None I can think of

    Cons

    Small company, not much opportunity for advancement, poor benefits package.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and be more realistic about expectation and performance.

    Destination Hotels Response

    Aug 24, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    We appreciate you taking the time out to share your feedback from your time with Destination Hotels. We do hold high standards for our performance in order to ensure that we are creating the... More


  6. "Downtown Historic Gem with Rich History"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Destination Hotels full-time

    Pros

    The Hotel DeAnza is a small boutique hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley and San Jose just steps away from the SAP / Shark Tank Arena and San Pedro Square. It is a small historic property with a staff that caters to guests with service that is reminiscent of the days of when 5 star service was the norm. A warm friendly environment with a Jazz bar with awesome appetizers and cocktails that periodically hosts local musicians and artists. A great pit stop for a break from the crowded hustle and bustle of other locations.

    Cons

    The hotel only has very limited parking, but valet services are provided.

    Advice to Management

    The Hotel has recently undergone a complete change in management and I have seen lots of positive changes with the new leadership that is friendly, supportive, committed, and works together as a team to improve the hotel environment provide recognition to the employees and create a warm friendly environment.

    Destination Hotels Response

    Jul 30, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for sharing your kind words regarding your experiences with the Hotel De Anza! It is team members like yourself that provide the environment that allows for life long memories to be... More


  7. "Pays the bills"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have other properties to visit

    Cons

    Management isn’t consistent between properties. This property in Seattle doesn’t ever seem to get ahead or build employees for that next step. I wish I could have seen more people get training to be promoted but they are having a hard time just getting people in.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to promote a healthy work-life balance. It doesn’t count to simply say it is a core value.

    Destination Hotels Response

    Aug 7, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    We very much appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Each one of our properties is unique and the Development of our team members is a key initiative for our company. We want to ensure all... More

  8. "Poor management seems to get ahead"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Destination Hotels full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discounts at other hotels are available

    Cons

    Manage by fear and intimidation, our leadership thought they could just scare anyone into doing a great job. Most people just left because they were unreasonable. There has been tremendous turnover on a regular basis but corporate thought they should just recognize and promote the top leaders of the hotel, go figure?!
    Sales is stuck in an old fashioned rut and they won't deviate from their process. It's their way or the highway.

    Advice to Management

    Let's get with the times, learn to listen to alternate ideas, quit thinking that you know everything.

    Destination Hotels Response

    Sep 18, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your experience with Destination Hotels. It is incredibly important to us that every one of our team members feel that they are supported by... More


  9. "One of the worst job experiences I’ve ever had."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Destination Hotels part-time

    Pros

    Paychecks were always issued on time.

    Cons

    Abusive and hostile coworkers. Discrimination and sexual harassment is acceptable and management will retaliate if you report anything.

    Advice to Management

    Take people’s civil rights seriously.

    Destination Hotels Response

    Aug 3, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for sharing your concerns regarding your property. As a company we take all reporting of abuse and harassment very seriously. We are dedicated to making sure that we provide a safe and... More


  10. "Sales & Marketing Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Destination Hotels full-time

    Pros

    It's a good stepping stone for your career. Lots of different opportunities to pursue that'll help you with career building in the long run

    Cons

    There's not much onboarding or training. You'll have to know how to roll with the punches so you come out on top more often than not.

    Destination Hotels Response

    Jul 30, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback from your time with Destination Hotels. We are committed to setting up our team members for success in the onboarding process and their... More