Management Services - Hotels

Culture and Customer Service

August 10th, 2019
Over sixty-two years ago, MMI's co-founders recognized that creating a certain environment based on defined values AND living them out honestly and openly would attract others who believed in their vision.  Today's thousands of MMI-ers can take pride in the hospitality they share because of the confidence MMI provides in allowing them to thrive.

Culture counts!  We might be a bit biased in stating we understand this, but WHEN YOU'VE GOT IT, YOU'VE GOT IT GOOD!  Our leaders are committed to carrying forward the culture MMI's co-founders allowed to be fostered over 60 years ago.

Certain values are timelines!

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MMI Names VP of Operations

July 18th, 2019
MMI Hotel Group’s sixty-three years of hospitality has known only three individuals to serve in the role of Vice President of Operations.  That is, until the recent hire of the fourth talented bearer of the title, Dominic Buompastore. 

After building a respected reputation in Hyatt’s operational organization, Dominic was successful in repositioning a large Alabama, full-service hotel and joined the above-property team at Hotel Equities where he most recently served as Vice President of Operations, Full Service and Resort Division.  Beyond his industry knowledge, Dominic’s sense of hospitality and appreciation for people appealed to the executive team at MMI.  Micajah Sturdivant, President of MMI Hotel Group shared, “The relationship between VP of Ops and President at MMI Hotel Group must be rooted in trust, caring, and honesty.  It starts with character and communication – two traits which I believe Dominic routinely demonstrates.”

Dominic shared, “I am excited to be joining MMI to be part of an organization that will allow me to utilize my experience in the industry to drive results.  I want to make a positive impact and represent MMI and myself by making a difference in the lives of those that I serve.”
 

Cotton House, a Tribute Portfolio property Blooms

July 24th, 2019
Cotton House Hotel, Cleveland, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, is thrilled to open its doors on July 23, 2019. A proud member of the Marriott Tribute Portfolio Hotel and a part of the Southern Living Hotel Collection, Cotton House is situated in downtown Cleveland, MS on Cotton Row. Cotton House features 95-rooms and 6 suites along with more than 3,200 square feet of private event space. Additionally, Cotton House boasts two premier dining destinations both helmed by Cleveland, Mississippi’s own James Beard Award semifinalist, Chef Cole Ellis. On-site dining options include Delta Meat Market, serving up southern fare with locally sourced ingredients, and Bar Fontaine, a rooftop lookout serving European-inspired small plates and cocktails. Located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, Cotton House is steps away from iconic destinations such as The GRAMMY Museum Mississippi® , Dockery Farms, Belmont Plantation, Delta State University, and more. Cotton House evokes the celebratory spirit and the tight-knit community of the area’s hardworking, hard-playing people and blends elements of the old and new South to create a one-of-a-kind destination.

Dave Hamilton Returns to MMI Hotel Group

June 3rd, 2019
MMI Hotel Group is pleased to welcome Dave Hamilton to its corporate team as Director of Business Development.  Focusing on partnerships with hotel owners who value the returns that engaged management can create, MMI appreciates the legacy and engagement Dave created during his career at Signature Worldwide, the leader in hospitality sales and service training. 
 
Dave Hamilton is actually returning to the MMI Hotel Group family after a 30-year hiatus where he served as Senior Vice President and company principal for Signature Worldwide.  Dave states, “For years I have admired MMI’s focus on guest service and how passionate they are about their team members.” Over the years Dave has gained a wealth of hospitality knowledge working directly with hundreds of hotel groups and thousands of sales and service leaders.  Additionally, his “partnership mentality” has given him the opportunity to work directly with the worlds most respected hotel brands to maintain their positions as guest service providers and revenue leaders.

MMI Takes Top Rankings

November 13th, 2018
#1, #2, #3. We like those numbers...especially when it stands for our Home2 Suites in St. Simons Island, GA being Ranked #1 in the brand for the first three quarters of 2018 on its Balance Scorecard and our Hotel Indigo in Hattiesburg, MS just being recognized as #1 in the brand for overall experience and cleanliness!! Front Desk is ranked #2. Overall Food & Beverage is #3! WAY TO GO!

 

Round Rock, Saraland, Flowood too

November 2nd, 2018
Recognizing the balance of principles and practices, three different development and ownership groups have recently selected MMI Hotel Group to manage their investments.  These three franchised properties represent to upscale, core brand and extended stay offerings located in Texas, Alabama and Mississippi.