December 05 2016

Family Portraits: Ana, Adam, Karen, and Nabeel

Los Angeles-Meet Our Staff
In the third installment of our Family Portraits series, meet Ana Marroquin, Adam Dobbs, Karen Kelly, and Nabeel Karimi —members of our fam at The Standard, Hollywood. We're happy to know them, and thankful to work alongside them. So be sure to say "hey" to them the next time you're there. You're part of our fam, too. 
ANA MARROQUIN
The Standard
The Standard
Name: Ana Marroquin
 
Years at The Standard, Hollywood: 15 years and 3 months
 
Position: Housekeeper
 
From: San Vicente, El Salvador
 
Astrological Sign: Leo
People say I’m…
"Very serious."
 
Common misconceptions about you: 
"Once I get to know people, I’m actually outgoing."
 
What quality do you most admire in others? 
"When they help others."
 
Secret talent: 
"Cooking, especially chicken breasts (at least my kids say they love it)."
 
Proudest “life” moment:
"Having my three kids."
 
What do you like to do when you’re not working? 
"Take care of my dogs."
 
Favorite song of all time:
"'Corazón Mágico' by Dyango."
ADAM DOBBS
The Standard
The Standard
Name: Adam Dobbs
 
Years at The Standard, Hollywood: 6
 
Position: Assistant Director of Driveway Services
 
From: Durham, North Carolina
 
Astrological Sign: Virgo
 
People say I’m…
"The Morgan Freeman of my generation."
 
Common misconceptions about you: 
"I use a lot of hair product."
 
What quality do you most admire in others:  
"Integrity."
 
Secret talent: 
"Get me an oboe, a snorkel, and surf wax and you’ll find out."
 
Proudest “life” moment:
"As opposed to proudest “death” moment?"
 
What do you like to do when you’re not working? 
"Write, play guitar, play basketball, hike, travel, think, do calculus, cook, and hang out with my girlfriend."
 
Passion project:
"I’ve got this idea for a film where a debutant and a vagabond fall in love on the Titanic in spite of their differences in class and they remain stedfast to one another as the ship goes down. I don’t know, just a thought."
 
Favorite song of all time:
"'Tuesday’s Gone' by Lynyrd Skynyrd."
KAREN KELLY
The Standard
The Standard
Name: Karen Kelly
 
Years at The Standard, Hollywood: 2½ years
 
Position: Server at Alma
 
From: Ocean Springs, MS
 
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
 
People say I’m…
"Genuine and a southern belle."

Common misconceptions about you: 
"That I’m an only child, but I’m actually a triplet."
 
What quality do you most admire in others? 
"I admire people that are unapologetically themselves, and don’t try to be someone else."
 
What do you like to do when you’re not working? 
"Cook new dishes."
 
Passion project: 
"Health and fitness. Teaching people to be healthy in their own terms."
 
Favorite song of all time:
"'All I Want for Christmas Is You' by Mariah Carey."
NABEEL KARIMI
The Standard
The Standard
Name: Nabeel Karimi 
 
Years at The Standard, Hollywood: 1 year and 5 months
 
Position: Assistant Front Office Manager
 
From: Bay Area, CA 
 
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius 
 
People say I’m…
"...Definitely the best looking Pakistani and Burmese guy employed at The Standard, Hollywood."
 
Common misconceptions about you: 
"People usually assume I’m stern and unapproachable, but in reality I am actually quite friendly and enjoy having fun with friends and coworkers."
 
What quality do you most admire in others?
"Empathy. To be able to understand how a family member, coworker, friend, or even guest feels is a difficult task. As hoteliers, we understand how important empathy is at work and in our day-to-day."
 
Secret talent: 
"Iron Chef Nabeel Karimi. Indisputable."
 
Proudest “life” moment:
"I just successfully completed my first photo shoot. Karl Lagerfeld just hit me up on the cell."
 
What do you like to do when you’re not working? 
"Getting out and away from home captivates me, whether it is the beach, the desert, or the mountains. It's important to experience all of the bustling diversity that surrounds you wherever you live. The way I like to learn about all the cultures in the world is through different food and cuisine."
 
Passion project:
"Best Standard of all Standards. Seriously, we kind of kill it on a daily."
 
Favorite song of all time:
"'It Wasn’t Me' by Shaggy."