The iconic Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, TX was John’s foray into the world of hospitality. With its grand presence, his first encounters in the industry were second to none. Made possible through the work-study program at Jefferson Magnet school in Dallas, John clenched the opportunity to shadow management in every department. From his practicum experience at the Fairmount Hotel during the week to busing tables at the Adolphus Hotel on the weekends, John paved a contextually rich experiential platform from which he launched his career in the hospitality industry. “Some people lose patience and want to climb too quickly losing critical footholds. I have learned that to balance assuredly at the top a leader must know each brick beneath which studies the privileged and hard-earned platform of leadership.” Rooting himself in since the age of 14, John possesses a seemingly effortless savoir faire. In reality, John spent years fine-tuning this trait along with his nuanced approach to elevating the guest experience at each touch point. Today, John Yzaguirre packages his decades of knowledge from busboy to VP in a “professional renaissance.” His career rendezvous is currently being sketched out in the role of General Manager at the HIE in Las Vegas for Esperanto Developments a Hospitality Management Company based out of El Paso, TX. He calls his new role at the hotel management company a perfect catharsis and the opportunity to revive the basics, the “source.” At Esperanto, we call it our fortune.