Appointed General Manager
At Texican Court in Houston – TX, USA
Texican Court, the highly anticipated 152-room retro-inspired motor court concept by Valencia Group, scheduled to open in fall 2018, announced today the selection of John Thomas as the property’s General Manager. Making for an exceptional travel and hospitality experience, Texican Court is conveniently located across from the Irving Convention Center and thriving Toyota Music Factory, Irving’s newest all-in-one entertainment and dining destination.
The hotel’s design will feature Spanish mission-style architecture with a subtle layer of Texas, making it a unique blend of Mexican and the Lone Star State cultures. Texican Court will have retro-inspired rooms, 3,500 square feet of indoor meeting and event space, three distinct courtyards, a circular-styled pool, large wood-burning fire pits, rocking chairs, live music, the Two Mules Cantina restaurant and more.
As General Manager, Thomas will be responsible for developing processes and systems to successfully open the hotel, and upon opening, will manage all aspects of operations. He began his career in hospitality in 2000 as a banquet setup attendant and has demonstrated his leadership in various management roles. Thomas has been a part of the Valencia Group since 2004, most recently as general manager of Lone Star Court, Austin’s retro-inspired motor court hotel located at The Domain.
Prior to working at Lone Star Court, Thomas worked for other Valencia Group hotels including Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio.
Thomas is a native Texan from San Antonio. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.