Being prepared for what comes next is a cornerstone of the hospitality industry. When Gabriel Munguia’s opportunity to advance came along, he was ready to reach out and grab it.
“I started out as a front desk agent, then worked as a sales coordinator and an operations supervisor,” says Gabriel. “It’s been amazing to work with management that’s able to identify where I’m most valuable and elevate me accordingly.”
As Assistant General Manager at Homewood Suites Lake Mary, Gabriel splits his time between daily management tasks, developing new skills, and building rapport with his full team. His General Manager, Stephano Anamisis, emphasizes Gabriel’s talent and dedication not only build trust throughout the team but give him peace of mind when he’s off the clock.
“His team members see his drive and career progression,” says Stephano. “His people skills are incredible.”
Complementing real-world experience, a hands-on mentor like Stephano helps fill in any knowledge gaps – giving new hires like Gabriel insight often only found in decades of industry experience.
“This mentorship is really helping me and my team grow to where we want to be.”