Ryan Graham

Regional Director of Operations

About Ryan

Ryan joined the Dora Hospitality team as Regional Director of Operations in June of 2021 bringing 18 years of hospitality experience.  He began his hospitality career in Chicago with Starwood as a Guest Service Representative after graduating from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. 

Ryan gained experience in various Marriott select service branded properties which included downtown, airport and suburban locations.  Throughout each step of his career Ryan has been committed to involving himself in the day-to-day aspects of hotel operations, from driving airport shuttles as a GSR to landscaping hotel grounds with maintenance personnel as a General Manager.  By doing this, it has allowed him the opportunity to develop and maintain rapport with his teams and continue to understand their needs and the needs of each of his properties.  Maintaining this focus led to being recognized with multiple Inspiring Followership Awards and receiving ongoing Travelers Choice and Certificates of Excellence awards from TripAdvisor.

Prior to joining Dora Hospitality, Ryan served as General Manager for seven years with White Lodging.  One of his true passions in his career has been balancing the financial responsibilities of each hotel while providing the resources his teams needed to be able to deliver a quality experience to guests.  He looks forward to sharing this passion with the next generation of hoteliers.

What is your favorite thing to do on a free day when you are not overseeing properties?

In my downtime I enjoy taking time out with my wife and daughter to spend quality family time together. Usually this involves cooking a good meal, taking hikes whenever possible and at the end of the day sitting down to watch a good movie, preferably one that makes us all laugh.