ZJZ Hospitality, Inc., provides turnkey, worry-free hotel management for property owners. The company oversees all operations at participating hotels through a competent and responsible General Manager who is accountable to an operational supervisor. At all levels, company representatives are trained under the highest standards of customer service and professionalism. It is this emphasis on exceeding guest expectations that powers the organization in its mission to grow and retain business. Utilizing a full range of resources and expertise, ZJZ Hospitality ensures that each property operates in an efficient and effective manner while constantly monitoring bottom-line results. Properties rely on ZJZ for the following services, among others
ZJZ Hospitality Inc. is the brainchild of Deven Bhakta. In 1996, the visionary made his first foray into hotel development in Port Aransas, Texas. That initial effort propagated multiple projects yielding more than 10 developed hotels in a 13-year period. ZJZ Hospitality’s current portfolio includes seven owned/managed properties and one managed hotel in South Texas. On the development side, the company has expanded its wingspan and is assessing hotel and resort projects in and out of Texas for potential involvement.
ZJZ Hospitality is the premier South Texas one-stop shop for all hotel development and management needs. ZJZ Hospitality specializes in all business components specific to hotels and works to improve any struggling piece or pieces in order to effectuate overall revenue growth vis-à-vis operational efficiency and account targeting/retention.
ZJZ Hospitality is synonymous with its family-oriented approach to hospitality; i.e., happy team members yield happy guests. ZJZ Hospitality Inc. empirically has shown that by nurturing quality talent with continued training and a focus on unparalleled customer service, a hotel is able to create a positive, attentive and industrious atmosphere for new and existing guests, which leads to account retention and increased revenue.
ZJZ Hospitality, Inc., is propelled by a tenacious sales force tasked with targeting opportunities to grow market share; developing high-value partnerships with qualified accounts; and continually reinforcing existing relationships. The company keeps a thumb on the pulse of the surrounding market, proactively building diversified account lists and exponentially increasing profits year over year at each property.
Our hotels have become premier destinations for travel enthusiasts. Why do they insist on us? Because they know they can count on unmatched service and superb hospitality every time. At the heart of our company are unshakable values. We’re committed to listening to our guests and employees and to contributing to the well-being of the communities in which we do business. We believe that attitude counts as much as skill. As a result, ZJZ Hospitality hires motivated people who we train to perform superbly, while we create an environment where they can flourish, advance, and succeed. Be a part of our diverse and talented team whose passion for our guests comes together in delivering amazing experiences for guests and team members alike For job opportunities please send us a resume and tell us a little about yourself and what you are looking for…Thank You
Fearless, motivated and caring are just some of the words that describe Deven Bhakta, CEO and President of ZJZ Hospitality, Inc. Deven has spent the majority of his life building a highly successful career in the hospitality industry and is one of the most respected hoteliers in South Texas. Joining his father in business after college, Deven opened his first property in Port Aransas, TX. Deven wore all hats ensuring his investment paid off...and it did. It soon catapulted him into building and managing several more hotels in the years to follow. Deven Bhakta continually pushes the envelope when it comes to developing sought after products, but he has an even greater passion for people. Deven plays a very integral part in placing the right people to further his mission of providing the best service and accommodations available. This not only requires an immense amount of business savvy, but an eye for talent and potential and Deven has selected the best of the best. Deven is also a loving and dedicated family man. He and his beautiful wife, Mayuri, are the proud parents of a son and twin daughters. With all the demands of running a thriving company, Deven always makes time for his loved ones, which is truly the cornerstone of his success. With multiple properties operating and several in the pipeline, Deven Bhakta remains as busy as ever. As a matter of fact, the future of ZJZ Hospitality, Inc. is so bright Deven has got to wear shades!
Welcome to ZJZ Hospitality!" is the pleasant and professional greeting you will always receive when you encounter Darlene Gonzalez at the ZJZ offices. Her infectious enthusiasm, is always present with each interaction, whether with corporate partners, vendors or hotel team members. Darlene Gonzalez is the Executive Assistant to the CEO and President of ZJZ Hospitality, Inc, and she is the person who keeps Mr. Bhakta organized and on task each day. Darlene oversees the scheduling of every apointment and meeting, prepares corporate documentation for existing and new business proposals, credit card expense tracking and so much more. Darlene has spent the last 15 years working in one capacity or another of the hospitality world from Front Desk, Hotel Operations to Assistant General Manager. One of her most memorable work experiences was front desk operations at the Venetian Hotel, the second largest all-suite resort in the world, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Darlene joined the ZJZ family in 2012 and immediately made an impact on corporate office operations. Her no nonsense, yet warm, demeanor keeps everyone on their toes. A devoted wife and mother, Darlene's first priority is her husband and two adorable daughters. Working for a family oriented company is key to Darlene, and knowing that ZJZ affords its team members the ability to balance career and home life made coming aboard a very easy decision. For Darlene and many other employees, ZJZ is a home away from home, and after all...home is where the heart is.
If there is a number in it, Janie will find it. Janie Perez is the resident Accounting Administrator for ZJZ Hospitality, Inc., and Accounts Payable is her specialty. Accounting has been Janie's lifeline for more than 30 years and she takes much pride in making sure the numbers are as they should be. Janie has worked in many areas of the accounting field, and for her there is nothing like balancing the books down to the penny. For some people accounting can be very daunting, but for those with an affinity towards numbers and calculations, it's like breathing...and Janie breathes all facets of accounting. Janie segued her accounting career from retail to hospitality in 2003 when she was hired in the accounting department at the Embassy Suites Corpus Christi Hotel. After ZJZ began managing the Embassy in 2011, Janie's talents were soon recognized by Mr. Bhakta and she transferred to ZJZ's corporate office. It was a match made in heaven, as Janie promptly mastered the accounts payable system down to a science. Janie is also one of the most kind and sincere people you will ever meet. She has never turned anyone away who is in need and she truly gives from the heart. Janie is a proud mother, wife and grandmother and she loves to cook for her family and friends. She is affectionately known for her world famous homemade tamales and cocoa flan and she often shares wonderful meals with the staff. Between her accounting skills and cooking skills, Janie is the perfect asset to ZJZ Hospitality, Inc.
Scott Clanton is the Human Resources and Special Projects Coordinator for ZJZ Hospitality, Inc. and he does it all from A to Z. If there's an HR question he is the person you want the answer from; if there is a hotel to build or renovate he is the person you want to oversee it. Scott has always had a love for the hospitality industry; so much so, that he earned his Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Administration. Scott began his hospitality journey by working for Quality Inn and Suites while attending Stephen F. Austin University, and after graduation he was hired by Holiday Inn Express & Suites, a ZJZ managed property. This is where he received much of the hands on training that eventually led to working directly for ZJZ Hospitality, Inc. Scott's first major undertaking came when ZJZ acquired Embassy Suites Corpus Christi. Scott set up personnel files, payroll and benefits for each team member. The next task was renovating Embassy Suites and this was literally a labor of love. He shed blood, sweat and tears for two years overseeing all aspects of this multi-million-dollar renovation. The results were astounding and it's still a topic of conversation among many to this day. Scott is an avid outdoorsman and spends his spare time hunting and fishing at his family's ranch. Scott has never been one to let the grass grow under his feet and there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon.