Tampa Hotel Recruits Guest Services Manager from Vegas to Join Executive Team
The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa Appoints Daniel Barber as Director of Rooms
TAMPA BAY, FLA (August 27th, 2020) – The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa names Daniel Barber as new Director of Rooms for the waterfront resort. Barber has extensive experience in the hospitality industry serving 15 years at various resorts including the Mandalay Bay Resort as Senior Hotel Manager, Delano Hotel as the Director of Front Services, and the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas in the Food & Beverage management team.
The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa’s resort-style property is nestled among the lush tropical grounds at the edge of Tampa Bay and is conveniently located in close proximity to Tampa International Airport, the Westshore office market, and downtown Tampa. The 276-room hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi, an expansive space to relax and celebrate special occasions, and is home to WTR Pool & Grill, a 20,000 square foot indoor & outdoor bayside/poolside multi-use venue.
Daniel Barber joins the Godfrey Hotel team amidst the current pandemic with anticipated plans to elevate the guest experience and deliver exceptional service from booking suites to front desk management. When Barber isn’t on the clock, he can be found dedicating time to his charitable organizations, “Get On the Bus” and I-15 which focus on children and families, or spending time with family and friends.
Why did you choose The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa?
I chose The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa for the professional opportunity to grow my career within the hospitality segment. The location and atmosphere of a waterfront property definitely helped in making the decision, as well.
What is the most challenging aspect of the job?
Instead of challenges, I like to think of them as opportunities. As Director of Rooms, I get to assist in multiple areas which brings to light new opportunities to communicate and prioritize better.
What is your favorite work memory thus far?
My favorite work memory would have to be meeting all of my new team members.
Name your favorite spot on the property.
I would definitely say any spot that looks out over the water, especially at sunset. The view is amazing.
What is your favorite part of your position as Director of Rooms?
My favorite part of my job would be working as a team to deliver memorable experiences to our guests.
Name a fun fact about yourself.
I am a founding partner for the nonprofit organization called “Get On The Bus”, a free after school soccer program. https://gotbsoccer.org
GODFREY HOTEL & CABANAS: The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa’s resort-style property is nestled among the lush tropical grounds at the edge of Tampa Bay and is conveniently located in close proximity to Tampa International Airport, the Westshore office market, and downtown Tampa. The expansive property boasts a heated outdoor pool, 3200 sq. ft. pier with stunning sunset views and private event space, fitness center, and 7,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. The 276-room hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi, 42’’ flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, mini-refrigerators and an expansive space to relax. Every guest room also comes with a private balcony offering sweeping views of Tampa’s skyline and breathtaking sunset views. http://www.godfreyhoteltampa.com/
WTR POOL & GRILL: Offering Tampa Bay’s utmost majestic waterfront views, WTR Pool & Grill is a 20,000 square foot indoor & outdoor bayside/poolside multi-use venue; a new, contemporary and casual setting serving the freshest local seafood and classic American dishes. The restaurant, WTR Grill, serves breakfast, lunch, sunset dinners and late-night bites.
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