Success Stories

  • Bill Lucas

    Corporate Office, Hudsonville

    Started as restaurant supervisor at Big E’s Midland, promoted to Holiday Inn Midland banquet manager, sales manager, assistant general manager, general manager, and vice president of hotel operations.
  • Jessica Babcock

    Corporate Office, Hudsonville

    Started as guest service representative at Holiday Inn Express Holland, promoted to bar manager at Sharkee’s after working there as a server/bartender/cook, promoted to executive assistant, to general manager of Holiday Inn Express Grandville, to accounting/human resources assistant, then to vice president of human resources.

Gina Bauschatz

Catherine Novak

Corporate: Started as a guest service representative at the Holiday Inn Express Grandville, promoted to guest service manager for Holiday Inn Express Holland, then to general manager at the Holiday Inn Express Grandville, then to Accounts Payable for Suburban Inns Corporate.

Arrianna Tuttle

Hampton Inn Holland: o Started as a breakfast attendant at the Holiday Inn Express Holland, front desk associate at the Holiday Inn Express Holland. Arrianna went through the Manager Exploration Program with Suburban Inns and then became the guest service manager at the Holiday Inn Express, then moved to general manager. In November 2021, Arrianna became the assistant general manager at the Hampton Inn in Holland.

Ken Arens

Corporate: Started as a night auditor, promoted to assistant general manager, then general manager of the Hampton Inn Holland. Now Ken is the Director of Revenue Management.

Chris Wheeler

Corporate: Started as chief engineer at the Holiday Inn Express Holland and then dual chief engineer for Holiday Inn Express Holland and Hampton Inn Holland. In November 2021, Chris became the Director of Facility Maintenance/IT for Suburban Inns.

Gina Bauchatz

Holiday Inn, Midland: Started as a cook, promoted to banquet captain, to sales manager, assistant general manger, then to general manager of the Hampton Inn of Midland.

Grant Hirst

Embassy Suites Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown: Started as guest service representative at the Grandville Holiday Inn Express, promoted to guest service manager, then to assistant general manager of Holiday Inn Midland, general manager of Holiday Inn Midland, general manager of Courtyard by Marriott Holland, and then to general manager of Embassy Suites Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown.

Kara Olson

Embassy Suites Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown: Started as guest service representative at Holiday Inn Midland, promoted to sales manager, to general manager of Holiday Inn Express Grandville, then to general manager of Holiday Inn Express Holland, general manager of Hampton Inn Holland, then to assistant general manager of Embassy Suites Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown.