Steve Farzam is a professional whose diverse skill set and education have led him to success and fulfillment in many areas — hospitality and travel, emergency medicine and law, and disaster relief, to name a few. To learn more about each of the cornerstones of Steve’s career and his personal life, check out his hospitality blog or community blog. To get a crash course on his career and personal life overall, keep reading!
Steve was born in Seattle to two immigrant Jewish Iranian parents who fled to America to provide a better life for his three older siblings. The Farzam family eventually entered the hospitality business, inspiring Steve to do the same one day. He spent much of his early career in public service, particularly in emergency medicine. He then shifted his focus to a new role, which has challenged and inspired him ever since: Chief Operating Officer of Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, California. He managed the hotel’s LEED Gold design, construction, grand opening and continued operations.
“Our company is known to specialize in a five-star guest experience no matter where the guest is traveling from.” – Steve Farzam
Steve has committed the entire hotel in reducing its carbon footprint. Under Steve’s leadership, Shore Hotel has won several hundred awards and accolades for its environmental responsibility and green stewardship. The hotel regularly remains #1 on Trip Advisor of 40 hotels in the city. Recently Shore Hotel was rated #4 of the top 50 luxury hotels by the world renowned Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Steve personally launched a strategic partnership with Southern California Edison to help prevent blackouts on neighboring power grids.
In Steve’s free time he enjoys his family and friends, especially being a fun uncle to his 12 nieces and nephews. He loves to cook and entertain and camp outdoors. An avid collector, Steve loves restoring classic vehicles from renowned TV shows. He enjoys comedy shows, listening to live music and always being the fun uncle. In his spare time, he enjoys flying fixed wing aircraft and volunteering at a local hospital with one of his two dogs that are certified in patient therapy. He is son to a retired physician Dr. Siroos and Gina Farzam, and Dad to two adorable dogs. His future plans include expanding the family business and one day his own family.
On this blog Steve will share his insights into his career leadership and his hobbies.