Regional Director of Operations
Daniel Gomez, Regional Director of Operations, joins the Magnolia Team with a vast leadership background spanning over 20 years of hospitality management experience. Daniel has served in various progressive roles since the beginning of his career, including City Director of Sales in the San Antonio market, International Intern Liaison for an international internship program, and General Manager for several properties and markets in San Antonio, Austin, Grand Junction, Colorado, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Houston, and lastly, South Padre Island’s Rio Grand Valley. Resolutely established as a high performer, Daniel’s career excellence is reflected in his noteworthy awards and accolades – among these are the Residence Inn MVP Award, the first recipient of the Sales Zero Degrees of Separation Award, and President’s Award for three consecutive years during his time with White Lodging.
More recently, Daniel has served as Director of Operations with MKM Lodging Services, where he was responsible for a portfolio comprised of Marriott International, IHG, Choice Hotels, and independently branded properties. His leadership in operations, owner relations, revenue management, sales, marketing, and e-commerce resulted in noticeably positive results and upward trend. He is also responsible for executive leadership selection as well as strategic and capital planning at property and regional level.
In his current role as Regional Director of Operations, Daniel offers core support training and presence to better prepare, equip and coach hotels in the areas of Quality Audit preparedness, team development, talent / team recruitment, and general operational procedures. Daniel currently works with the MHS Executive Teams within the portfolio to ensure maximum results in quality assurance, internal compliance, and overall operational excellence.
In his spare time, Daniel volunteers his time with the Business Careers High School Magnet School at Holmes High School in San Antonio; this focuses on mentorship to students that aspire to join the hospitality industry, while also allowing him the opportunity to give back to his alma mater.