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LBA Hospitality Hires Vice President of Operations
September 09, 2015

DOTHAN, AL (Sept. 9, 2015) 

LBA Hospitality, a full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm, today announced Michael Blum as its vice president of operations.

In his new role, Blum will oversee operations, total quality management, sales, associate development, financial controls and guest satisfaction for LBA’s more than 60 properties across the Southeast.

“Michael is well-versed in all things sales, operations and financials, and he also possesses the in-depth experience with the Hilton and Marriott brands - an asset that sets the LBA team apart from its competitors,” said President Beau Benton.

Blum looks to build upon LBA’s culture of commitment to quality. Under his guidance, a four-part approach to the quality assurance process will be implemented, utilizing focus-directed effort, passion for continued improvement, the utilization of accurate data and total team involvement.

“I’m excited to be a champion of LBA’s longstanding dedication to elevating our associates by training and developing them to provide an exceptional guest experience,” Blum said. “Acting on this philosophy distinguishes LBA and compels our guests to become repeat customers.”

Blum, who has more than 20 years of expertise in the hospitality industry, most recently served as vice president of operations for SREE Hotels. He has received numerous awards from the Marriott and Hilton bands for associate development, guest satisfaction and financial performance.

About LBA Hospitality
Founded in 1973, LBA Hospitality is a full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm.
With more than 60 properties in 10 states, LBA Hospitality is the premier hotel developer for the
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