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 was retained to manage all operations and sales services for Chawla Hotel’s three properties in Clarksdale, MS. The portfolio of hotels includes Hilton and Choice brands with the Hampton Inn already being recognized with a Lighthouse Award as one of the top 5% of Hampton hotels in 2015 – recognized for high rankings in accommodations, service and quality.
“We are delighted to further our operations and marketing support for the Chawla family. There is no greater growth than with partners who value your work and desire to give you more opportunities to prove yourself,” said Micajah Sturdivant, President of MMI Hotel Group.
All three properties will continue to be owned by Chawla Hotels, the MS Delta’s largest developer and owner of quality, select service hotels.
MMI and The King and Prince Resort were honored to be highlighted in the July / August issue of Mississippi Magazine.
The heart of the Sturdivant and Jones families and MMI has proven to go hand in hand with the warmth and kindness that The King and Prince has always embodied through the years. “We strive to pride real-deal, authentic, to-the-core Southern hospitality,” says Micajah. “That’s what we pride ourselves in – offering unrivaled Southern hospitality.” The visionaries behind MMI – Earle and Mike – can surely rest easy knowing their mission of showcasing true hospitality, Mississippi-style is carrying on from generation to generation.