itsjrd1964 wrote:. . .
JRD, hey a random bird told me Thompson Hotel at 1401 Elm has a pretty extensive pre-opening job listing, for well, not even being opened/finished yet. Might be a different brand, but, hey. Passing it along.
Wow, thanks for thinking of me. I am amazingly still employed, and my hotel remains open. We still have a few long-term stays, a few remaining October tornado displacements, a few recent Hurricane Laura evacuees, several families getting kids settled into SMU for the semester, as well as the occasional move-in to the DFW area. I'm sure we could have used the bump from the State Fair/Texas-OU, but maybe next year? Our occupancy % has hovered from the 30s to the low 50s. They've hired a houseman back next door, while our property has gotten 2 housekeepers back and is working to get the lady back that worked my 2 days off pre-virus. The owners are still using what would have been our renovation funds to capitalize us during this time, so it is uncertain when we'll get our next renovation. At least we're not like the SpringHill down the service road, they're still closed--no word on when they'll open back up.
I figured the Thompson, the Pittman, and others *might* have openings, but I'd hate to jump from a sure thing to a new property when most analysts and travel industry folks are thinking it will be 2023-2025 before traffic and revenues resemble those pre-virus.