MMI Hotel Group, a full-service hospitality management company, has been appointed by Rambakir of America, LLC to oversee all operations and sales services for the 111-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites–Ridgeland. Having recently completed a refresh of the property’s interiors and parking lot, the hotel is positioned well for IHG Reward Club members and highway-bookers alike. The consistency that a traditional Holiday Inn Express guest has come to expect will be found in Ridgeland.
MMI will add Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Ridgeland to an already strong portfolio of independent and franchised select-service hotels across greater Jackson. “Strength comes in numbers when one is looking to ensure a quality of experience across a community,” stated Scott Sledge, VP of Operations for MMI Hotel Group. “Our reputation stands on the security and service provided in our hotels for first time visitors and long-term business relationships alike. We believe the community will recognize the support MMI brings to the existing on-property and are grateful to the hotel’s owners for giving us this opportunity.”
Sidney Ashmore was recently named Restaurant Manager for The Pilot House located at Hotel Vue in Natchez, MS. The announcement was made by Gaines Sturdivant, President of MMI Hospitality Group.
In taking the helm at The Pilot House, Ashmore returns to his home state after exercising his creative and professional training both at restaurants and event venues in greater Chicago. He has over 15 years of experience in food and beverage, from casual to upscale fine dining, and private corporate parties and meetings, as well as weddings and grand receptions.
While in the Midwest, Sidney was recognized in a local article for his Southern flair creating pasta and pizzas. Sidney will be working directly with Executive Chef Brad Seyfarth to further The Pilot House’s experience high on the bluff. Signature cocktails and shareable dishes will come to life as Hotel Vue’s signature restaurant is energized by Sidney’s experience.
“You can expect a comfort experience in 2017 with a new, casual menu and sincere service, “ Ashmore added.
MMI Hotel Group has appointed Bart Johnson as General Manager and Susan Christian as the Director of Sales of Home2 Suites by Hilton St. Simons Island. The 88-suite hotel is currently under construction and is scheduled to open January 13, 2017 as MMI Hospitality Group’s second hotel offerings in the market. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort was purchased by MMI in 1980 and has been reinvested in over the years.
Johnson returns to the MMI family after working as a Task Force Manager for LBA Hospitality and Corporate Director of Operations for Fairbrook Hotels. “Bart has a dedicated and impressive record in hotel management and will be a valuable asset to the property and to the team,” said Scott Sledge, Vice President of Operations for MMI Hotel Group.
As Director of Sales, Christian will responsible for building relationships and assessing the needs of local businesses, working with the general manager to facilitate marketing efforts, and overseeing sales efforts that ensure the success of the hotel.
“Given Susan’s significant experience in sales and the hospitality industry, we believe that her overall strengths and passion for building relationships will be essential to the ongoing success of this hotel,” said Bart Johnson, General Manager, Home2 Suites St. Simons Island.
Christian brings local experience to the position. Prior to joining Home2 Suites St. Simons Island, Susan served in various sales roles on Jekyll Island.