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The Life of a Hotelierfollows the author on his journey through the hospitality industry. His stories are designed to give unique and impactful anecdotes from behind the scenes of the hotel industry. Anyone who has ever worked at a hotel, stayed at a hotel or lived the life of a "Road warrior" can appreciate his true tales of the good, the bad, and the unbelievable. The hotel business is a fast-paced life, where days run into weeks, weeks into months, and months into years. The doors never close, and the guests keep coming. Addresses may change of the players in the game and the employees may change, but most people in the hotel industry would not think of having a career in any other profession.
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About the Author
Al DeBerry is a seasoned hotelier with more than 35 years’ experience in the hotel industry. He started his career as a front desk clerk working overnight shifts while attending college to then becoming General Manager of his first hotel at the young age of 21. He went on to thrive in many different roles in the hotel business including Area Director, Company Vice-President and ultimately owner of a hotel. “The Life of a Hotelier” represents his first ten years in the hotel business from 1985 – 1996 (The GM Years) and the stories that came along during those years. Mr. DeBerry also has a heart for serving and giving back to the industry. He has been on the Board of Directors of multiple hospitality related organizations during his career including: Texas Hotel & Lodging Association, Hotel Association of Tarrant County (Texas), and the Texas Travel Industry Association. In 2015 he created and founded The Hotel Association, a locally based hospitality organization in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The American Hotel & Lodging Association named Mr. DeBerry as their 2010 Leadership Award Winner for The State of Texas.