Jeanette Baker

Regional Director of Operations

About Jeanette

Jeanette joins the Dora Hospitality Group as the Regional Director of Operations – bringing 26 years of hotel operations experience in the limited service and extended stay brands including Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Choice and Hyatt Select.

Jeanette began her career in hospitality as a night auditor, moving up to an AGM role and then a GM role within 14 months.  Her continued growth throughout the industry included serving as the GM for five different hotel brands, certified trainer/task force GM for four different management companies, then progressing to a Regional Director of Operations role.  Jeanette served as an RDO and RVP for Arbor Lodging Management representing Marriott, IHG and Choice brands.  Prior to joining the Dora Hospitality team, Jeanette held the position of RDO for Sprague Hotel Developers, overseeing 13 hotels within the Marriott, Hilton, IHG and Choice Brands.   

Jeanette is a passionate hospitality professional that not only focuses on the financial success of the properties but also on team development, engagement and retention.  

Is there a saying or a phrase that you use often?

I think anyone who has spent any length of time with me can attest that a common phrase that you will hear me say is “It Is What It Is”.  Everyone has experienced instances where something has occurred that wasn’t expected.  Whether it be personally or professionally, things happen, that’s life.  I am not the type of person that will dwell on a situation thinking about the should have, would have, could have aspects, because in the end “It Is What It Is”.  I simply look at a situation and ask two things:  Did I learn anything from it and how am I going to move forward?