Hospitality industry leader Lotus Management, Inc. has appointed Karla Azahar to general manager,
overseeing Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Santa Maria, CA.
Azahar has more than 12 years of professional experience in the hospitality industry. She comes to
the Santa Maria hotel from a Pismo Beach hotel where she was the front office manager/revenue
manager. She also has served as general manager of Palace Entertainment in Santa Maria and Fresno.
Her experience makes Azahar a perfect fit for the general manager position at the Santa Maria, CA
“Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Santa Maria has its own unique culture,” Azahar said. “My
favorite part of working in the hospitality industry is taking care of our guests. With this position, that will mean
ensuring the hotel operates within brand guidelines to meet – or, ideally exceed – our guests’
expectations. I am excited to be back in my hometown and working for a Marriott, a hotel brand that
has the highest industry standards of guest satisfaction.”
Azahar is a resident of Santa Maria and is excited to embark on this new venture within her
“My family has lived in Santa Maria for quite some time. The hotel is right down the street from
where I graduated high school and college.” Azahar said. “I have real roots in this area and am
very much looking forward to partnering with the city of Santa Maria and its Chamber of Commerce to
continue earning our hotel a reputation for being home-like accommodations within our local
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Maria boasts 89 well-appointed rooms and suites with
thoughtful amenities. Guests sleep soundly on thick mattresses topped with luxurious bedding and
ample fluffy pillows. Beating the Central Coast heat is easy with a quick dip in the hotel’s indoor
pool, and maintaining a workout routine while on the road is possible with state-of-the-art fitness
center. A business center is available for guests who need to check email, print, fax or copy along
with complimentary Internet in the public areas and rooms. A meeting rooms with 450 square feet of
flexible space is also available for meetings and social affairs. Guests are provided with a
complimentary breakfast buffet served each morning featuring hot entrees, fresh fruits, a waffle
bar and more.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Maria, CA is convenient to shopping, restaurants,
attractions and entertainment. Additional information on the hotel offerings, special packages and
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