Born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island, New York, Michael began his hospitality career at the Pittsburgh Greentree Marriott as the Executive Steward, an entry-level food and beverage management position. Michael was no stranger to hard work and quickly climbed the ranks.
Many different hotels and 11 cities later, Michael is now the Vice President, Operations at Interstate Hotels and oversees a portfolio of properties owned by Seaview Investors. Some of his hotels include the Embassy Suites by Hilton LAX North, Residence Inn by Marriott LAX and the dual-branded Homewood Suites by Hilton LAX/H Hotel, Curio Curio Collection by Hilton (all proud LAX Coastal Chamber members).
“The best part of the hospitality industry is hiring and mentoring my staff,” said D’Amodio. “I love helping my team members grow their careers.” Michael’s real passion has been working as a general manager. “Running a hotel is like being the mayor of a little city,” shared D’Amodio. “People come here to eat, sleep, and be entertained. We sell an experience and our job is to make sure that experience is memorable and our guests want to come back again and again.”
On July 1, 2019, Michael will assume his role as Chairman of the Board of the LAX Coastal Chamber. His energy and enthusiasm, both for hospitality and small business, are infectious. “I have a passion for community, local government, business and giving back. As businesses, we have a role to play in the neighborhoods where we operate. The Chamber is very instrumental to the vitality of our area and I am excited to serve as its incoming leader with the support of the Chamber board and our members.”