Gary Obligacion

Gary Obligacion


Director of Development at Alinea


The core of hospitality is taking care of others. This is true in lesser and greater degrees in all industries, but in hospitality this is explicit. Pure. Personally, I can't imagine a more fulfilling way to spend the day.


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When interacting with a guest, give them your undivided attention. It's the most important conversation that you're having at that moment.
Everyone in the company deserves respect, regardless of position or title. Responsibilities are different, not less/more important.
The integrity of your business is how you operate when you know that no one is paying attention.
Personally, I'd prefer to be known as a great leader than a good manager. I know which one I would rather follow.

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