Danielle Barraza, 38, works in Moorpark, California, as business travel manager at Hyatt Regency Westlake. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Barraza discusses her passion for the events industry.
What I do:
Supporting business travelers and their organizations to ensure they are able to be their best is my forte.
Greatest career accomplishment:
My greatest career accomplishments were being honored with the prestigious awards of Manager of the Year for my local hotel and Elite Performer achieved companywide.
The hotel had an overall growth of the transient business by 13 percent year-over-year.
Specific improvement I’ve made:
When I first arrived to the hotel, the social room block segment was minimal. It was a joy to build the relationships, accounts policies and parameters for this segment. As a result, the production grew more than 100 percent year-over-year. Many of the best practices discovered have become a resource for several of the other hotels looking to improve this segment.
What I am working on:
I am excited to take our service to the next level by being more involved with the philanthropic organizations that impact our local community.
What I do outside of work:
When I am not working, I enjoy traveling the world with my husband and daughter.