Meet Dacia Taday, Director of Human Resources for the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. Find out what she loves most about working in the hospitality industry below.
Interview With Dacia Taday
Q: Where are you originally from?
I was born in El Paso Texas and lived in Clint Texas until I was 6 years old when my family moved to Albuquerque.
Q: When you’re not working with the Hyatt team, how do you spend your time?
I like shopping and spending time with friends and family.
Q: Tell us about your prior experience in the HR industry (or any other industries).
After getting married we moved to Colorado Springs where I began my career in the hospitality industry at the Broadmoor. The Broadmoor started all front desk applicants in the housekeeping department to learn the different areas of the hotel and room types. If you kept your housekeeping scores up and met all the criteria then you could be front desk agent. After passing all the requirements I became a front desk agent and within 3 months I was the front office trainer.
When I moved back to Albuquerque I started working for the Hilton. During my time there I held many positions in the hotel from PBX operator, Front Desk, Reservations, Human Resources Assistant and Executive Assistant to the General Manager.
I left the Hilton to take on my first management position as the Executive Housekeeper at the Sheraton Old Town, now Hotel Albuquerque.
Since then I have worked with several hotels in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, as Executive Housekeeper, Front Office Manager, Rooms Division Manager and in HR from Assistant to Director.
Q: How long have you been with Hyatt? With Hyatt Regency Albuquerque?
I joined the Hyatt family in January of this year.
Q: What was it about the company and the property that attracted you to this position?
The Hyatt is iconic in Albuquerque and has is known as an outstanding place to work. I was working in Santa Fe with Heritage Hotels & Resorts and when the Human Resources Director position opened I requested a transfer.
Q: What is your favorite thing about the industry or your job in general?
I love the challenges and opportunities we face in the hospitality industry, I’m not just an Human Resources Director, I am part of a family creating experiences, showing people we care.