Please give a warm southern welcome to Carolinian Beach Resort’s new General Manager, Allen Allen! Allen began his journey with us in April and has made big impacts in such a little time, and he’s only just getting started.
Allen began his career in the hospitality industry with Holiday Inn where he was a task force manager responsible for inspecting other Holiday Inn properties to ensure they were in compliance with brand standards. After ten years, he dabbled in retail for a bit before taking a position at Hotel Blue as Assistant General Manager and Food and Beverage Director. He spent three years here before moving to Philadelphia to be closer to his family. Myrtle Beach was calling to him though and he returned to take a position with Oceana Resorts as General Manager at Carolinian Beach Resort.
“My vision is to help people develop. I’m here to help foster that growth.” Allen truly believes in growing and developing his team and looks for the strengths and good in everyone. He takes the time to get to know each member of the team. “It starts from the inside. You need to show your team that you are a leader and willing to do the tasks they perform.” Transparency is also important. Allen tries to include his team on higher level discussions so they understand that their feedback is important and valuable to all.
Allen is always looking for ways to improve processes and procedures and plans to spend the next several months evaluating everything from housekeeping to his front desk team. He realizes the importance of including everyone in the evaluation process and enjoys getting input from his team. Allen is currently evaluating doing some different things in the Club Level and looks forward to shaking things up a bit and providing some new and exciting things.
“The bottom line is when the team is happy, the guests are happy. I want Carolinian to be a place that people want to come to work!” says Allen.
In his spare time Allen enjoys creative pursuits including audio editing (likely from his past work in radio). He also does voice-over work for many major companies. He refers to this as his “Side Hustle”. Allen also loves going to the beach and admiring all the beauty that Myrtle Beach has to offer. He considers the beach his Zen place.
We would love for you to come meet Allen and check out everything Carolinian Beach Resort has to offer. For more information and current specials, visit the Carolinian Beach Resort website. We look forward to seeing you soon!