The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa welcomes Tom Tabler as GM, overseeing the 450-acre property with a knowledge of Southern California’s hospitality industry.
Throughout his career, Tabler has worked in the front-of-the-house of numerous Southern California properties as GM and led sales and marketing teams. Because of his background and knowledge of the area, Tabler holds many responsibilities including chairman of the board for the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau, chairperson of the Marriott Business Council for the Coachella Valley, board member of Marriott’s Convention and Resort Network and board member of the Town Hall Speaker Series. Tabler brings his expertise and leadership to the 800-plus room property, which houses one of the region’s largest full service spas, The Biggest Loser Resort program, championship golf courses, restaurants and more.
Through his first career in events and sports merchandising, Tabler interacted with hotels as a vendor, taking notice of how much people in the hospitality industry loved their jobs. “Everyone seemed so passionate and enthusiastic about their role within a bigger team which was contagious,” Tabler said in a statement. “That’s why, as a manager, I believe in surrounding myself with hard-working people and building and coaching teams to provide our guests best-in-class service. I want to help make this property the top resort in Southern California to stay for business and leisure travel through renovating the rooms and suites, upgrading technology and creating a more social environment for guests to enjoy.”
Most recently, Tabler held the position of GM at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa. In the last few years, the resort has increased group room night production by 40 percent.
Tom began his hospitality career more than 29 years ago in the front office with Marriott, and has held management and leadership positions in operations, revenue management and sales and marketing. This is his fourth general manager assignment with four different brands within Marriott.
Because of his time in the hospitality industry, Tabler is an avid adventurer and loves the outdoors, running, biking, skiing, hiking and more.