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Destination Hotels Reviews

Updated August 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Fun place to work, great fellow employees and a healthy work/life balance" (in 6 reviews)

  • "I recently joined Destination Hotels as a sales and marketing executive" (in 3 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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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "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

  3. "Unorganized and Unrealistic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "Downtown Historic Gem with Rich History"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Pays the bills"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Sales & Marketing Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  8. "Fantastic Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Snowmass Village, CO
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Snowmass Village, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Destination Hotels full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Destination Residences Snowmass is a great company to work for. Everyone here is very accommodating and professional. The benefits are amazing and there is lots of opportunities for good talent.

    Cons

    Can't think on any at this time

    Advice to Management

    NA

    Destination Hotels Response

    Mar 27, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you for taking the time to leave an honest review! We greatly appreciate your feedback regarding your experience at Destination Hotels. Our team members like you are what makes Destination... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Some good, mostly bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Destination Hotels full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Your co-workers
    -Never saw an issue for career growth (if you wanted to stay within the industry)
    -If you know how to brown nose then the San Diego location is for you

    Cons

    -Some managers prance around work on their high horse
    -When you see an issue and report it or offer advice (trying to make the work environment a better place and not asking the company to spend money) no one will listen to you
    -They will listen to the brown nosers
    -Was told I need to "get some thick skin quick" during my exit interview
    -Lack of respect
    -Star program like were in the 1st grade again
    -Awards go to those who don't deserve it (an employee was drinking during ODAP and gets awards, when people were working hard behind the scenes do not get recognized. another one 'created' a product, but you can easily find that product trademarked on the actual creators website as a part of their portfolio)
    -If you do get recognized you get a Star (big whoop)
    -Food quality went down while prices went up (making employees who have been there a while lose pride in what they are doing. Frozen bagels?!?! Really?)
    -Overall quality went downhill throughout my employment
    -Because food quality went down a lot of customers left. It leaves servers looking forward to any extra banquet shifts. It feels as if the company wants less people and charge them more instead of having a constant income/revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Actually listen. You have bright young people working for you. We are not whining. We are actually passionate employees, and want the place to do better. If you want employees to treat guest with a 5 star attitude you need to start paying them for 5 star service. Its disheartening seeing small service charges added to guest checks while not seeing a little bump in pay ourselves. I understand its a business, but when food costs are low and food prices high there is definitely room for a little more pay. I was told to get thick skin because I confronted management about possible sexual harassment/advances leading to favoritism and better scheduling. The person was fired, but I don't think they were fired for those reasons as they were still allowed back on property and would often be found at the bar in the evening as their new job was across the street.

    Destination Hotels Response

    Apr 30, 2018 – People Services

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Developing our team members is a key priority, as well as making sure everyone feels heard and valued. We want to ensure all of our team members... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Brutal Regime"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vail, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vail, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place if you like living a lie and being treated poorly while getting paid nothing. I have such fond memories of watching fellow employees happily being subjected to MVL propaganda. You must glorify the supreme leader at all times. Expect to be interrogated if the regime thinks you're disloyal.

    Cons

    Drunk drivers...
    Bizarre place to work

    Advice to Management

    Put up a barb wire fence and man your guard towers to prevent more employees from escaping.

    Destination Hotels Response

    Apr 2, 2018 – People Services

    Thank you for sharing your concerns regarding your property. As a company we want to ensure that all of our team members have a positive and open work environment with high trust. We would appreciate... More


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