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Employer Spotlight: White Lodging

Isn the hospitality industry, White Lodging is synonymous with excellence: excellence in leadership, in asset maximization, and in growth. Founded in 1985 by Chairman and CEO Bruce White, the company has grown from just one hotel to over 160, with projected growth reaching over 200 by 2018. Despite their tremendous growth over the years, their vision has remained the same since day one: “To become the most desired and highly valued developer, owner and manager of leading brand full and select service hotels in the United States.”

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Christina Swanson, Talent Acquisition Manager for White Lodging, about the company and the opportunities available to students.

Let’s start with the basics! What is White Lodging?
White Lodging is dedicated to its mission of maximizing the value of every asset as well as its core values of growth, accountability, ethics, impact, reliability and genuine care. This has led White Lodging to become one of the largest and fastest-growing independent hotel ownership, development and management companies in the country, with over 9,000 associates and more than 160 managed hotels across 21 states representing our brands of Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and InterContinental Hotel Group.  In the next 24 months, White Lodging will have more than 20 additional openings as the company moves forward to reaching $2 billion in managed sales and more than 200 premium-branded select and full service hotels by 2018.

What would you say is the best part of working at White Lodging?
The opportunity for growth, the company culture, and the wonderful mentors/colleagues I have been privileged to work with the past 6 years.

What positions are you currently looking to fulfill?
Entry level management positions and summer interns

What experience are you looking for in applicants?
We ideally would like to speak with students who have gained hospitality experience throughout their college career; whether through internships or jobs held. We are looking for students that have involved themselves in school or extracurricular activities, sought leadership opportunities and taken advantage of the resources provided to them from the University.

Describe White Lodging’s ideal candidate.
Someone with a strong work ethic, a competitive nature and a desire to grow long term in the hotel business.

If this describes you, and are searching for a career or internship in the hospitality industry, stop by White Lodging’s table tomorrow at tomorrow’s Career Expo! More information available here.


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