Craig Settimo

Area General Manager

Craig's upbeat management style has taken him to new heights at broughtonHOTELS, as he now oversees properties in the Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Redondo Beach, and Palm Springs markets. His focus on staff training and problem resolution led to a 128 spot jump in Tripadvisor ranking for a hotel he manages. Originally from Virginia, his nearly 20 years of experience have taken him to branded properties like the Hamilton Crowne Plaza to chic, boutique properties such as The Moment Hotel.

Get to know Craig

Who or what inspires you?

My parents. Everything they've achieved in their lives was done through hard work, determination and an incredible work ethic.

Do you have any hidden talents?

Over the years I've written 13 best man speeches.

What is your favorite holiday? and why?

Fourth of July. Nice weather. Hot Dogs. Baseball. Fireworks. It also serves as a great reminder that we are fortunate to live in an incredible country.

Name one thing that not many people know about you.

I've lived in more countries then states.

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?

A vacation to Maldives with my wife would be a great start.

What are your favorite things to do while away from the office?

With a toddler running around and another one on the way, priorities have shifted. When time allows, I love hiking, traveling with my wife and catching up with friends.

If you could go on a road trip with any one person (dead or alive), who would you choose and where would you go?
One of my favorite road trips was driving cross country with my dad when I moved to California. So I would like to do that again and add his father, my grandfather, to the mix. I never met him, but I would love to hear his stories about immigrating and growing up in New York City.

If you could only eat three foods a day, what would they be?
Pizza, Sushi and then pizza sushi which I might have just invented, but sounds incredible.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Once I realized I couldn't hit a curveball, I thought I would be a sports broadcaster.

Who are your favorite bands?
I'm an 80's fan. So generally anything from that decade. The more one hit wonder, the better.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
Vince Vaughn during his Old School era.