Hotel News

MMI Asked to Manage IHG Hotel

MMI Hospitality Group is pleased to share that its hotel management division, MMI Hotel Group, has been asked to oversee all responsibilities of the recently acquired Holiday Inn Express & Suites -Winona, Mississippi.   The subject property is the first IHG asset for the ownership group and, therefore, having MMI as its third-party management company provides all parties with the confidence that the guest experience and franchise relations will earn high marks.

MMI Hotel Group has worked continuously with IHG since our company’s founding in 1956 when MMI opened the thirteenth Holiday Inn in the world.  Through this long-lasting relationship, MMI has not only been awarded for top performing properties across a number of categories, but has held positions of influence and leadership in the IHG Owners Association with three past Chairmen of the Board being MMI executives.

Well Deserved Recognition

More than 350 attended the inaugural Golden Isles Hospitality Celebration last night as a time to recognize individuals, businesses and other organizations for their contributions to Glynn County’s tourism industry.  Eight awards were given including The Behind the Scenes Award which honors an individual who works tirelessly as a champion of tourism with little recognition.  It went to MMI’s own Connie Towns, for her 40 years in housekeeping at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.  (We knew the judges would have been crazy to consider anyone else!)

A native of Glynn County, Connie has worked in The King and Prince Resort’s Housekeeping Department for four decades, and now serves as the department manager. Connie has always known that a big part of the guest experience is the hotel accommodations – their home away from home. Her passion for making that “home” the best it can be has helped bring countless tourists to The King and Prince throughout her years of service. Some say that a smile is the most important part of a hospitality professional’s uniform. Connie’s love for her job and her co workers shines through in the the bright smile and positive attitude with which she greets everyone she encounters. Housekeeping is a difficult job on both body and mind. It takes a high energy individual to succeed in that field, and Connie’s enthusiasm inspires the housekeeping team to take pride in their hard work.

Connie’s reliability and work ethic make up the cornerstone of her success, and set a great example for the entire King and Prince team in their goal to provide excellent service with Southern hospitality.

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New Year. New Projects.

With the beginning of a new year comes new opportunities for MMI to spread the warmth of hospitality to more guests and team members in new markets across the Southeast.  It is exciting to share a bit of information about the various projects in our development pipeline including:

– Hotel Indigo, Hattiesburg, MS (opening summer 2018)

– Hampton Inn & Suites, Saraland, AL (opening winter 2018)

– The Cotton House Hotel, Cleveland, MS (opening spring 2019)

– to-be-named Overton Square hotel, Memphis, TN (opening spring 2020)

These four projects demonstrate the range of capabilities the MMI family is skilled at executing on behalf of the assets’ owners.  Franchised.  Independent.  Select-Service.  Full-Service.  MMI Hotel Group can confidently say that we do it all by building on the legacy of sincere interest in our people and how we all relate to trends in travel patterns, customer preferences, and a keen ear for local intelligence.

Georgia Superintendents Name Moore their Best of the Year

Chuck Moore, Golf Course Superintendent. The King and Prince Golf Course – Home of the Hampton Club, 100 Tabbystone, St. Simons Island, GA. Photographed on 11/01/2017.

Members of the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association have lauded Chuck Moore from The King and Prince Golf Course on St. Simons Island as their Superintendent of the Year. Moore was honored in front of about 200 colleagues and industry representatives during the association’s annual awards banquet at The King and Prince Beach Resort on December 4.

Moore was selected on the basis of his agronomic expertise along with his extensive support for his colleagues and association over many years. Rick Mattox, general manager at The King and Prince Golf Course, describes Moore as “one of the kindest and most innovative people I have ever known.” “He has provided our facility with a quality product day in and day out since he started,” he adds.

Moore has been superintendent at The King and Prince since the summer of 2000 but his relationship with the Joe Lee design began in 1995. He arrived as an intern under former Georgia GCSA director, Berry Collett, CGCS. He stayed on as a crew member after graduating from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and worked his way up to the assistant superintendent’s role. In 1999, he left for his first golf course superintendent position at Francis Lake Golf Club in Lake Park.

Soon after, Collett accepted the role of director of golf course maintenance at Sea Island Golf Club where he hosts the RSM Classic for the PGA Tour. Moore was immediately invited back and has been at The King and Prince ever since. Over that time Moore has hosted the Georgia GCSA golf championship four times and the association’s popular bermudagrass conference 10 times.

“Chuck’s dedication to his golf course, his facility and to the betterment of his colleagues sets the bar for all of us,” says new Georgia GCSA president Scott Griffith, from the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens. “He epitomizes what it takes to earn this award, which is the highest honor we can bestow.” The Superintendent of the Year award is presented in partnership with Corbin Turf and Ornamental Supply.