Steve Farzam

Chief Operating Officer in Santa Monica, California

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Steve Farzam is a seasoned professional in numerous sectors, including hospitality, emergency medicine and law, and disaster preparedness and relief. He is COO of Shore Hotel, a highly rated hotel in one of the top ten beach cities in the world. The hotel is well-known for its initiatives in being environmentally friendly. Steve has experience at every level of hotel management, from conception and design through day-to-day operations. At Shore Hotel, he is able to instill his passion for service to provide unforgettable experiences to guests and to ensure that every detail at the hotel goes off flawlessly. A strong advocate for sustainability, Steve Farzam actively works to decrease the Shore Hotel’s environmental impact and to consistently introduce new eco-friendly practices.

"Being a LEED Gold hotel, we put sustainability at our forefront." -Mr. Farzam

Prior to entering the family business, Steve Farzam spent much of his early career in public service, particularly emergency medicine.In 2008, while off-duty, Steve saved the life of an unconscious person trapped inside a burning car. In return for this act of heroism, one in which he considers to be his crowning achievement, Steve received the Medal of Valor from the Burn Institute and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.He remains highly committed to the public to this day, whether he is volunteering at local hospitals or maintaining his memberships in organizations such as the International Association of EMT’s and Paramedics.

In his free time Steve enjoys hobbies such as cooking, camping, entertaining friends and family, flying fixed wing aircraft and more. Steve Farzam also supports a number of philanthropic initiatives, like the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Los Angeles, the American Red Cross, Scripps Hospital, and others. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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