For Jon Lazarus, the interest in hotels came at an early age. But unlike most kids, who made a bee-line for the hotel pool, Jon was fascinated by sitting in the lobby and watching the interactions with the front desk team. His first hotel job came at age 15 and he still thinks back to the first-ever day he was recognized by the general manager for a job well done.
Hospitality has since become a lifetime career. After his roles in front office and revenue management at hotels in California, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, Lazarus made his way to Colorado in 2005 to join Destination Hotels. Over the next 12 years, he worked his way up to assistant vice president of revenue services. Lazarus assisted with the merger and acquisition of new properties at Destination Hotels and Two Roads as assistant vice president of distribution. At CoralTree, Lazarus has been instrumental in overseeing the successful transition of hotels into the company’s portfolio and managing relationships with online travel partners.
Two recognitions have been the highlights of his career so far: being named Intercontinental Hotels Group Revenue Manager of the Year and Destination Hotels Associate of the Quarter. He considers these high honors, as he was nominated by fellow colleagues and senior leadership.
Lazarus enjoys playing travel agent for his family, who has a tradition of getting together year after year to catch a St. Louis Cardinals game wherever they might be playing.