Andrew Pace Joins MMI Hotel Group Leadership Team

Published August 1st, 2022

Flowood, MS- August 1, 2022 – MMI Hotel Group is pleased to welcome Andrew Pace to its corporate team as Managing Director of Acquisitions and Strategic Partnerships. Focusing on partnerships with hotel investors who value the returns that engaged management can create, MMI appreciates the legacy and engagement Andrew has fostered throughout his career.

Andrew’s experience leading growth initiatives for like organizations spans from feasibility analysis to operations to business development. His network of equity sources, franchise leaders, hospitality consultants, and property owners is extensive and he is ready to share the MMI story with them all. “With more than two decades of experience in all aspects of the industry, from creating and launching a hotel brand to working with hotel owners on management opportunities to overseeing ground-up hotel development, Andrew is the perfect candidate to help MMI achieve its robust growth goals,” Micajah Sturdivant, CEO at MMI Hospitality Group stated.

Prior to joining MMI, Pace lead third-party management business development responsibilities at Hospitality Venture Management Group and Strand Hospitality. During his career, he has been vicepresident/director of development with Hotel Equities, Inc., and prior to that, president of mergers, acquisitions and development with Atlanta-based Longhouse Hospitality. He also was responsible for founding and launching Suite One Hotels, an extended-stay brand located throughout the southeastern states. Pace is an advisory board member of Georgia State University’s Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality and Georgia’s State Board of Architects. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Georgia State University’s College of Business and his Executive Master of Business Administration with a focus in international marketing from Mercer University.

In the last twelve months, MMI Hotel Group has assumed management and ramped IHG, Hilton and Marriott flags which currently rank at the top of their respective brands for customer service and guest experience. The focused-service LaQuinta Inn & Suites, soft-branded, full-service Tribute by Marriott and extended-stay Home2 Suites currently in the management company’s portfolio describe the breadth of brands that MMI Hotel Group is comfortable committing to serve as manager. That confidence is rooted in the company’s Winning Way core values and affinity for Southern Hospitality.

To inquire further about what MMI Hotel Group can provide to your team members and, thereby, you, Andrew Pace can be reached by calling (404) 787-2807 or emailing him at