Cookies with Claus at Cabot a Success

Through a partnership with the Junior League of Jackson, the Cabot Lodge Jackson North recently held their Cookies with Claus at Cabot promotion.  Participants in the Rudolph Run held on Saturday, November 8th during Mistletoe Marketplace were given a chance to participant in this promotion via Facebook.  The winner of the Cookies with Claus at Cabot promotion and 25 guests enjoyed a private party at the Cabot Lodge Jackson North on Sunday, December 14th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with milk, cookies and of course, Santa!

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MMI Hotel Group Designed to Assist Hotel Ownerships with Wide-Ranging Hotel Management Services

With a near 60 year history, MMI Hotel Group is broadening its portfolio by delivering comprehensive development and third party management services to owners and partners. Having great success in franchisor relationships and industry leading independent branding and operational strategies, MMI Hotel Group is ready to assist any ownership structure with achieving strong financial results and top of the line asset care. The company’s roots and successes are centered on the relationships and culture it creates within its people, hotels and industry partnerships.

If you are ready to discuss your hotel’s potential and how we can improve performance and create a higher return on your asset, contact us today.


For more information on MMI please contact:

Jack Warner, Director of Strategic Partnerships

MMI Hotel Group

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Vue Hotel & Restaurant Selects SkyTouch Technology’s Cloud-Based Hotel PMS Solution

The Vue Hotel & Restaurant in Natchez, MS is pleased to announce a partnership with SkyTouch Technology, provider of the most widely used cloud-based property management system (PMS) platform for hotels Designed by and for hospitality professionals, the fully-integrated property, rate, and distribution management system provides the operational capabilities, guest-service features, staff management options, and information report choices that hoteliers need to help them operate a more successful and profitable hotel.

The shift toward cloud computing in hospitality
Cloud computing technology is transforming the hotel property management function in a myriad of beneficial ways. By migrating their PMS to the cloud, hotels such as The Vue can help reduce costs, streamline processes, and improve efficiencies. Hoteliers eliminate the need for expensive and outdated hardware and instead use the Internet to access key data with speed and flexibility. Unlike physical servers, which are housed on-site and can be vulnerable to security threats, cloud providers oversee the physical security of servers from an offsite location, handling vulnerability management, penetration testing, automatic backup capabilities, and 24/7/365 data and systems monitoring. With cloud-based platforms, hotels can be run from anywhere, on virtually any mobile device. Users gain easy and secure access to hotel information from smart phones and tablets, allowing them to stay on top of business functions in real time, manage more efficiently and maximize profitability.


MMI Veteran Returns

MMI is so pleased to welcome back Tod Pauley to our Team!  Tod will step in as General Manager for The Cabot Lodge in Lake City, Florida as John Parker retires later this month.  Tod actually worked for MMI previously.  He performed various roles first in Lake City, FL, before moving to Tallahassee, FL, and finally ending up in Baton Rouge, LA.  Tod left MMI in 1993, and we are very excited to have him back on board!


During his time away from MMI, Tod gained management experience in the trucking industry as well as the car rental industry.  His diverse background will definitely serve him well in this new role.  Please join us in welcoming Tod back to MMI!


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A Season of Change – Promotions & Retirements

With the Fall season upon us, change is ever-present.  MMI recently announced some big changes as they relate to our hotel portfolio leadership.  We recently announced the retirements of John Parker and Ronnie Roe, both of whom have 30+ years of tenure each with our organization.  Both gentlemen have contributed enormously to the culture, growth, and sustainability of our business. They helped make MMI what it is today.

We also recently announced the promotion of James McLeod to the General Manager position of the Cabot Lodge Millsaps.  James is a great example of the growth opportunities within MMI.  James has worn multiple hats during his time at MMI, including Front Desk Agent, Business Development Manager, and most recently Director of Sales.  By working through these different areas of hotel management, James is well-positioned to take on this new role.

We would like to extend congratulations to all these gentlemen.  We wish both John and Ronnie the very best in their retirement.  They have most definitely earned the opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy their families!  We also congratulate James on his new role, and we are excited to work with him to continue on our MMI and Cabot brand traditions.

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MMI Hotel Group to assume management of Natchez hotel

MMI Hotel Group will assume management of the Vue Hotel and Restaurant located in Natchez, MS effective September 29th. The hotel was recently acquired by Riverview Hotel Management, a limited liability company formed by local investors and businessmen.

Beyond the daily operations, the hotel management company will be assisting the ownership with re-branding the property as well as any upgrade and renovation efforts associated with the acquisition.

MMI Hotel Group is the hotel management company division of MMI Hospitality headquartered in Flowood, MS.

“It will be the company’s first managed property in Natchez.” Micajah Sturdivant, President of MMI Hotel Group, says. “The company is excited to be entering the Natchez market and partnering with local, successful leadership.”

The company currently owns, operates or manages select and full service hotels across the Southeastern United States and over 50 locations where it manages the food & beverage operations of non-hotel properties through MMI Dining Services.

“The company is currently pursuing more management opportunities across the Southeast,” said Jack Warner, Director of Strategic Partnerships. “This partnership in Natchez further demonstrates the future of our management company. We are partnering with local ownership that are taking a distressed asset and wanting to make it something the community is proud of. We are actively looking for hotel ownership that needs assistance in turning around or developing a property and creating a larger return on investment.”

About MMI Hotel Group

MMI was founded in 1956 with the operation of its first property – a Holiday Inn in Meridian, Mississippi (among this national chain’s first Inns). MMI is comprised of two distinct, yet fully interdependent and complementing divisions: MMI Hotel Group, a hotel management company and MMI Dining Systems, a food and beverage operator. Together, the two divisions own, manage or serve over 100 locations in the southeast U.S., bringing the MMI commitment to excellence to tens of thousands of guests each day. MMI Hotel Group has operated over 50 hotel properties through ownership and management contracts throughout the Southeast. The size and sophistication of hotels within this portfolio covers the full spectrum of offerings from a limited service branded hotel to a historic, luxury beach and golf resort. Today, MMI Hotel Group is partnered with some of the nation’s most admired hospitality brands, including Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels Group, and Preferred Hotels. And over the years, these franchised properties have been the recipients of numerous industry awards that reflect the hotel management company’s commitment to excellence.

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King & Prince Selected as Part of The Southern Living Hotel Collection


The historic King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is proud to be the newest member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection, a carefully selected series of the most delightful hotel experiences the South has to offer. Capturing a charming experience that’s both distinctly different and completely Southern, The King and Prince embodies a commitment to excellence as defined within the four pillars of Southern Living: Food, Travel, Home and Garden. The Resort represents the core values and culture upon which Southern Living was created.

The only member of Southern Living Hotel Collection on the Georgia coast, The King and Prince exemplifies the magazine’s philosophy of providing what travelers expect at a southern hotel. The Collection carefully selects four and five star level independent resorts, hotels and inns that offer the best in authentic southern travel, hospitality and experience.

Hoteliers Ten Commandments

As we all go through our daily routine and walk by the same people we see each day, its hard not to fall into the same old, same old. One of the great aspects of the hospitality industry is the fact that you can meet a new personality daily. But even that newness wears off at times. I read the below article about a hoteliers ten commandments and it help to bring to mind that we do need a reminder, sometimes daily, to break out of routine and move forward. I challenge you to do just that…

Happy Reading…


Boutique Hotels and Market Development

In this weeks article posting, I am sharing a development take on boutique hotels. As the author describes, boutique hotels are providing ownership opportunities in second tier markets. The developments are showcasing better than industry average results in terms of ADR and RevPAR. As a management company, we are actively looking for partnership opportunities in independent boutique styled hotels, in all markets. Enjoy the read this week and if you know a hotel that could use our services, contact us!


Boutique Hotels – Development Goes Off the Beaten Path

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Guest service more important than ever

The linked article below continues to demonstrate the need to invest in guest service. As hotel brands continue to drive a mobile application for check-in and check-out (Hilton/Marriott), the moments we actually get to serve a guest are that much more critical. A key note from the article is that communication will be the new key for owners and operators.