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42 CORPORATE PARK,
SUITE #200, IRVINE, CA 92606
office: 714.427.4320
fax: 949.337.4466 
info@dknhotels.com

For investment opportunities, contact Jared Jones
For hotel development or management services, contact Ana Almada
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Ana Almada VP of Operations
Ana Almada VP of Operations

With more than 20 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry, I currently lead the Operations Team at DKN. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management and Tourism and an MBA with an emphasis in Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego.
I have a passion to develop team members, provide excellent customer service, and make every hotel financially successful. I’m a part of a team that sets goals and strategies for the hotels and has a true passion to bring the strengths of each person alive and with my role of leading the Support Center Leadership Team (which includes Operations, Sales & Marketing, Revenue Management, IT, HR, and Third Party Management) I am able to do what I love every day! My passion for hospitality and people have helped DKN Hotels gain recognition as a company that lives its culture and values and makes a positive difference in people’s lives.

Brian Seeley Regional Director of Operations
Brian Seeley Regional Director of Operations

With 35 years in the hospitality industry, doing everything from washing dishes to owning a hotel, I now work as the Director of Operations, where I get to lead and mentor our General Manager team. I get to add value by teaching the leaders of our business units to think and act like owners, within the framework of DKN’s unique culture. I’ve worked for a lot of companies in my life-long hospitality career, but never one that actually lived the values that it professed. In all of my interactions with with my team in the field and at the Support Center, these principles are our guiding force. I think one thing that’s interesting is how the focus on “Culture” does not mean an acceptance of poor performance or lack of hard work. The values are in place to guide hard work but not to mitigate it, and I constatly see examples of our key people actually being committed to this organization in ways that can’t be just for show.

Ana Almada VP of Operations
Ana Almada VP of Operations

With more than 20 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry, I currently lead the Operations Team at DKN. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management and Tourism and an MBA with an emphasis in Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego.
I have a passion to develop team members, provide excellent customer service, and make every hotel financially successful. I’m a part of a team that sets goals and strategies for the hotels and has a true passion to bring the strengths of each person alive and with my role of leading the Support Center Leadership Team (which includes Operations, Sales & Marketing, Revenue Management, IT, HR, and Third Party Management) I am able to do what I love every day! My passion for hospitality and people have helped DKN Hotels gain recognition as a company that lives its culture and values and makes a positive difference in people’s lives.

Brian Seeley Regional Director of Operations
Brian Seeley Regional Director of Operations

With 35 years in the hospitality industry, doing everything from washing dishes to owning a hotel, I now work as the Director of Operations, where I get to lead and mentor our General Manager team. I get to add value by teaching the leaders of our business units to think and act like owners, within the framework of DKN’s unique culture. I’ve worked for a lot of companies in my life-long hospitality career, but never one that actually lived the values that it professed. In all of my interactions with with my team in the field and at the Support Center, these principles are our guiding force. I think one thing that’s interesting is how the focus on “Culture” does not mean an acceptance of poor performance or lack of hard work. The values are in place to guide hard work but not to mitigate it, and I constatly see examples of our key people actually being committed to this organization in ways that can’t be just for show.

Charlie Taft Operations Support
Charlie Taft Operations Support

I do whatever is needed at DKN. My official job title? Operations Support Manager, which means I support the hotel with whatever operational support they may need. I lead trainings and workshops for DKN including DKN University, GM Summits, Support Center Open Houses and The Ladder. I love what I do because it’s dynamic — it’s constantly changing depending on the needs of DKN and it’s team members. I got into the hospitality industry about 15 years ago working for the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point as a Guest Service Agent wearing a full wool suite and standing (no sitting unless you were on lunch) for 10 hours a day. I met my mentor there, Brenda Stoner, who brought me to DKN where she had been a GM and 11 years later, here I am — tie, but no wool suit.