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Marriott's Fairfield Brand Names Jeff Shockley, GM of Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott-Buckhead, the General Manager of the Year
ATLANTA, GA (April 11, 2007) – Marriott International recently named Jeff Shockley of Atlanta the General Manager of the Year for its Fairfield Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites brand of hotels.  Selected from among more than 500 general managers throughout the United States, Mr. Shockley serves as General Manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott-Buckhead, a hotel managed by Atlanta-based Hotel Equities.  Mr. Shockley earned his first national title in 1998 when he managed Hotel Equities’ Fairfield Inn by Marriott-Perimeter Center.  
 
An associate with Hotel Equities for more than 13 years, Mr. Shockley has managed the Buckhead property for two years.  He also serves a Financial Analyst for Hotel Equities’ management portfolio of 16 hotels.   Moody National Companies owns the Fairfield Inn & Suites-Buckhead hotel.
 
“Jeff has a wealth of experience in the industry and with our company,” said Hotel Equities President Fred Cerrone.  “His accomplishment is a reflection on his leadership, business skills and sales ability.  All are critical to managing a successful hotel.”
 
Beginning his career at the Courtyard by Marriott in Athens, Georgia, Shockley joined HE in 1995 as the Assistant General Manager at the Fairfield Inn-Alpharetta.  The next year the company tapped him to open the Fairfield Inn-Kennesaw during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Marriott rewarded his success by naming him the Fairfield Inn GM of the Year 1996.  Shockley used his exemplary training and mentoring skills along with his affinity for the financial side of the business to add leadership responsibilities and continue to grow with the company.  He helped develop and open the Fairfield Inn-Perimeter Center in 1997.  
 
Mr. Shockley and his wife Julie live in Dunwoody with their two small children.  He is an avid golfer and enjoys working with Habitat for Humanity in his spare time.

Hotel Equities (HE) is an Atlanta-based full-scale hotel management, development and consulting firm. Frederick W. Cerrone, CHA, serves as President and CEO.  HE manages 16 properties: five Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott  hotels in Buckhead, Perimeter Center, Alpharetta, Kennesaw and Macon, GA; one Fairfield Inn in Lumberton, NC; two TownePlace Suites by Marriott  hotels in Alpharetta and Kennesaw; three SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotels in Alpharetta, Buford and Kennesaw; the Hampton Inn-Mall of Georgia; the Hampton Inn-Stone Mountain; the Hampton Inn-Hilton Head;  the Wingate Inn-Alpharetta and the Sleep Inn & Suites, Kingsland, GA.

Contact:

Frederick W. Cerrone, CHA
President and CEO
Hotel Equities
678.578.4444

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Also See: Matt Crall, GM SpringHill Suites-Mall of Georgia, Named General Manager of the Year for 2005 for the Marriott SpringHill Suites Brand / April 2006
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