Kristin Gravina has officially completed her General Manager training and has accepted the role of General Manager at the Hampton Inn & Suites Burlington! Kristin came to us in July of 2022. Before working as the Front Office Manager for Earl, Kristin has worked at various positions with the Navy Lodge hotels at Whidbey Island and Yokosuka, Japan. We are excited for Kristin’s continued growth in her new role!

Carmelo Lopez has been promoted to take the General Manager role at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sumner, WA! Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Carmelo started his career in hotels and hospitality as a dish washer in San Juan at The Hilton. Since then, he has spent 18 years in the industry in various roles from bellman, housekeeper, front desk, AGM, and GM, moving across several states in the U.S., finally settling in Washington in 2016. Carmelo’s work experience consists of a variety of brands and corporations, including Hilton, Marriott, and InterContinental Hotels Group. Carmelo began working at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sumner in the spring of 2020, where he has appreciated meeting new people every day, growing and learning, and experiencing innovation in technology. He strives to create a healthy workplace environment thru trust and cooperation. Outside of work, Carmelo enjoys attending movie premiers, trying new foods, reading diverse literature, knitting, and spending time with his family & two-year-old puppy Coco.

Kristin, and Carmelo, congratulations on your new roles at your hotels. We are confident that you will do great things at each hotel!