James West, General Manager
James has always loved the hospitality and service industry. While attending Southern Utah University he earned a degree in Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management. During his time in college, he was also very involved with the sport of paintball and was a professional paintball referee and even owned a paintball tournament circuit. Just before he graduated from SUU, he was hired to open the new Holiday Inn Express in Kanab, Utah as the AGM and quickly jumped into the General Manager role, where he maintained a RevPar index of 150% (or higher) for five straight years. James loved Kanab and served as the Chairman of the Kane County Tourism Tax Advisory Board and VP of the Little League Baseball team.
In 2013, James was recruited as a Quality Consultant with IHG covering seventy-five hotels and four states! This was a great opportunity and one that took his family to SE Idaho. After a couple of years traveling, James decided to accept a General Manager position and loved his time at the Clarion Inn Pocatello. He was instrumental in renovating 15,000 square feet of restaurant, bar, and banquet space.
He is the proud father of four boys, an avid outdoorsman, and served an LDS mission in Brisbane Australia.
“I am very excited to be joining InnTrusted and the family they have built!”