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Meet Steve Farzam of Shore Hotel in Santa Monica

Today we’d like to introduce you to Steve Farzam.

Steve, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I grew up in Southern California and completed my undergraduate work in Santa Barbara. In my 20’s I mainly focused on a career in public service particularly in emergency medicine, I worked as a paramedic on a helicopter where I learned the art of delegation in stressful situations and hectic environments.

In 2009, I turned in my flight helmet for a construction helmet, to oversee the building of the Shore Hotel. I quickly launched the operations on my own and took on a new journey in hotel management. I always try to surround myself amongst highly intelligent people and allow the experts to do their job.

We continuously strive to be the best hotel on the coastal plain. As a hotel, we continually evolve and in my personal life, I always strive to improve. As an example, I’m in my last year of law school with the intention of using my Juris doctorate degree to better suit the hotel operations needs as we continue to grow.

Has it been a smooth road?
Since I used to work on an aircraft, I typically use Flight terms. Our flight path has been relatively smooth with occasional turbulence. Bringing a solid team of executive together has required fine-tuning over the years to really improve the culture amongst our hotels. I have learned over the years that people work for money but they die for admiration and respect. Therefore, the latter two are always at my forefront.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Our company is known to specialize in a five-star guest experience no matter where the guest is traveling from. Sustainability remains at our forefront. My family grew up in this community and we strive to keep an environmentally safe and friendly neighborhood on a daily basis hoping that our grandchildren will enjoy our stewardship.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Growing up as a child I was a challenge for any parent. Just because somebody would say something was right I would never take it at face value. I wanted to see it and experience it for myself. This plays directly into the daily operations of the hotel. I personally stay at the hotel on occasion and fill in some of the management positions to see what the organization is like firsthand from the guest experience all the way down to the hourly employee vantage point. These ingredients have lead for a recipe for continued success, mindfulness, and humility.

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  1. Jamshid

    February 17, 2017 at 23:53

    Sounds like a real life hero!

  2. Mario Buenas

    May 11, 2017 at 07:49

    I’ve met Mr Farzam before and he was helpful, kind and best of all humble. He has been helpful to my parents. He is a true savior.

  3. Ashton

    September 2, 2017 at 23:46

    COO Steve Farzam is a good man.

  4. Juan Cervan

    November 19, 2017 at 21:53

    God blass Mister Farzam…he is good to my family,

  5. Scott

    January 27, 2018 at 16:19

    Steve Farzam is a Great Chief Operating Officer of Shore Hotel in Santa Monica California

  6. Paul

    February 5, 2018 at 08:26

    Steve was a great Chairman of our TMD board. Stellar man!

  7. Tristan Italia

    February 7, 2018 at 05:32

    This is insane! I used to work with him in Yuma. From Flight Paramedic to hotel executive! Bravo Mr. Farzam

  8. David Wagner, DDS

    February 17, 2018 at 00:55

    Steve Farzam is certainly an interesting man. Brave person and brilliant professional.

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