Announcing Rachel Ralson, Director of Sales, Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Marysville

We are excited to welcome Rachel Ralson back to Hotel Services Group on April 15, 2013. Rachel first joined Hotel Services Group in late 2008, but left our realm with the sale of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Everett in October 2012. Later this month, Rachel will be working with the team at Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Marysville to carry forward the success of this award winning hotel. Welcome home, Rachel!

Announcing Karen Mills, Director of Sales & Marketing, Hampton Inn & Suites – Burlington

Karen Mills, formerly the Vice President, Member Services at the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce has joined the Hampton Inn & Suites – Burlington as Director, Sales & Marketing. We are very excited about the array of skills and experience that Karen will bring to Hampton. Karen will be responsible for the overall Sales & Marketing function of the hotel, and she will work closely with the hotel team to ensure that product and service fulfillment exceeds our guest and client expectations.

Announcing Damian Humphreys, General Manager, Hampton Inn & Suites – Burlington

We are excited to announce that Hotel Services Group and the owners of the Hampton Inn & Suites – Burlington have hired a General Manager.

Damian Humphreys will be joining the Hampton Team on Monday, May 20, 2013. Damian brings nearly 30 years of both National and International hospitality industry experience to the position and has earned many awards throughout his career. With his strong and broad-based experience in hotel operations and marketing, combined with his Bachelors Degree in Hotel Operations and Catering, we’re excited to see Hampton’s performance escalate to new levels.

Damian joins the team during a complete lobby renovation, and at the front end of a busy summer season; two tenets of the industry with which he is completely comfortable.

Announcing C. Marshall Smith, General Manager, Best Western PLUS Harbor Plaza & Convention Center – Oak Harbor

Marshall Smith recently accepted the General Manager position at the Oak Harbor Best Western PLUS. HSG is excited to introduce Marshall to the team as he brings a strong history of over 20 years in hospitality sales and operations management. We look forward to seeing his goal-oriented leadership to solidify and grow our spirit of hospitality at the Best Western, and wish him the best of successes.

The Best Western will be undergoing a complete computer system upgrade in the coming weeks, a transition that Marshall is entirely comfortable with. The transition will be facilitated by HSG’s Hotel Performance Support Manager. This is one of many property improvement project that the ownership has committed to in recent months and years.