MERIDIAN, ID -- (Marketwired) -- 05/21/13 -- If a hotel could create the perfect general manager, they'd not only want someone with hotel and management experience, but someone who knows how the entire operation is run. That's exactly what the Courtyard Boise West/Meridian found in Steve Stoddard, the new general manager at this Boise, Idaho hotel.
Stoddard began his hotel career as an accounting manager at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boise Central, where he continued on to become director of housekeeping. His next few positions took him away from the Marriott brand but brought him experience as a front office manager, operations manager, director of sales and even general manager.
"While I have experience with Hilton, IHG and some independents," Stoddard says, "it feels like home being back at a Marriott."
Stoddard's wide-ranging experience makes him a perfect fit as the new general manager at this hotel near Boise State University, which is managed by Twenty Four Seven Hotels, based out of Newport Beach, CA. While succeeding at work is important to Stoddard, he also lives by wise words of Dale Carnegie, who said, "People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."
When's he's not managing the Courtyard, Stoddard spends time cycling, running and mountain biking. In the last year he did five foot races; three in Idaho, one in Colorado and one in Utah. He was also recently part of an eight-man team that did a 120-mile trail relay within 24 hours. While he's an avid racer, he says, "The most important thing I accomplish each week is the Sunday afternoon hike to the top of Camel's Back Park with my three-year-old daughter."
About the Courtyard Boise West/Meridian
If looking for Boise hotel rooms in close proximity to the best of Boise, look no further than the Courtyard Boise West/Meridian, just adjacent to I-84. Whether in town to meet with clients at Citi Cards, T-Mobile and Hewlett Packard, catch up with college friends at a Boise State University alumni event, tour Idaho wine country, spend family time at Roaring Springs Waterpark or Boondocks Fun Center, or get in touch with nature at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, this Treasure Valley hotel is the perfect place to call home. Guest rooms feature complimentary high-speed Internet access, a large desk with ergonomic chair, pull-out sofa to accommodate families and small appliances including a refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. If making meals doesn't sound like fun, this hotel's Cafe Indigo & Lounge is happy to take over meal duties. Offering outdoor dining, a stylish wine bar and prime-rib specials, this restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. Before getting the day started, spend some time in the fitness center or indoor pool. Guests looking for a Boise meeting venue can choose from this hotel's three rooms, spread across 4,200 square feet. The largest space, the El Dorado Ballroom, can host up to 450 guests. Refreshing event menus and award-winning service can help create the perfect meeting or celebration.
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Courtyard Boise West/Meridian
1789 South Eagle Rd.
Meridian, Idaho 83642
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