School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Alumni Spotlight

Alumni David Gutierrez

David Gutierrez

General Manager
SunCoast Park Hotel Anaheim

Current Job & Responsibilities:
Oversee all daily operations of Southern California's Tapestry Collection hotel by Hilton. As the General Manager, we have been awarded "New property of the year."

What I Learned From the HRTM Program:
The appreciation of hospitality education; I soon realized after graduation in 2003, that the education I received was truly designed and intended to "set you up for success". I have utilized the education received at NMSU and especially within the HRTM program throughout my career.

What I Most Enjoy About My Career:
The ability to teach others how important hospitality is and what it means to welcome a guest into your establishment.

Memorable Experience:
Earning the #1 ranking on Tripadvisor out of 127 hotels in Anaheim and General Manager of the year in 2019.

Experience:
W Hotels Worldwide, Omni Hotels Los Angeles, and Hilton Hotels Anaheim.