Regional Director of Operations
Gabe is one of Innisfree’s Directors of Regional Operations. This young shining star joined Innisfree Hotels in 1999 as a night auditor and front desk clerk at Beachside Resort in Pensacola Beach while he was still working on his BA in Business Management.
Less than three years later, with his degree from the University of Western Florida completed, he was promoted to the position of General Manager at the Days Inn in Orange Beach, Alabama. Since then he has overseen operations at many of our hotels as General Manager, with superb results.
Gabe’s unique talents include his steadfast ability to calm the troops and get the job done. Equally competent in a hard-hat overseeing construction of a hotel project to leading a sales team to outstanding results, his focus and resolve inspire others.
In 2004, he became the General Manager at the Hilton Garden Inn in Orange Beach, Alabama and was tasked with re-opening the hotel after the devastating Hurricane Ivan hit the Gulf Coast. During the first full year of operation the hotel’s gross revenue increased by 41% and the property was awarded the Highest Increase in Customer Loyalty the award.
In the winter of 2010, Gabe became the opening General Manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Orange Beach, Alabama. Under his direction the sales team booked $1.1 million in group sales during construction and achieved an occupancy rate of 99% within sixty days of opening.