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 Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. Appoints Kim Randall
General Manager for the 94-room Hilton
Garden Inn Chattanooga Downtown


Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 31, 2011 – Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. proudly announces the appointment of Kim Randall as General Manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga Downtown. The six-story, 94-guestroom property is positioned at the heart of all that downtown Chattanooga has to offer. Neighbor to the popular Creative Discovery Museum and Chattanooga’s AT&T Field home of the Chattanooga Lookouts, the hotel has been a long time favorite for the family traveler. VISION appealed to Randall for a number of reasons including a strong reputation in the industry based on historical performance, forecasted outlook for growth, and our “associate” centered corporate culture. The company’s Chattanooga roots and property concentration are complimentary of the desire to remain in the area her family proudly calls home. Randall began her hospitality career in 2002 at the Courtyard by Marriott, as an Operations Manager. She prides herself on the knowledge of both the financial and service aspects of the business. Their equal importance aligns with her philosophy of the real necessity of “balance” in order to achieve true success both personally and professionally. Her calm yet charismatic personality makes her a natural in the delivery of excellent guest service and problem resolution. Randall describes her management style as associate centered and keenly focused on service. A genuine people person, her positive attitude instantly provokes a welcoming confidence in her peers and associates. Her open willingness to share her experience and knowledge with others is the magnetic force that motivates and inspires those around her. When asked about her greatest personal accomplishments, she quickly proclaims, “first being a mom, of course, and professionally being in a position to have the opportunity to mentor and educate others to assist in their career development and success”. In 2004, Marriott at Hamilton Place offered her a promotion to the position of Assistant General Manager for the Marriott managed Courtyard. Eager to continue to learn all facets of the industry, she accepted a promotion to Sales Manager. Shortly thereafter, she ultimately achieved an offer of promotion to General Manager for the property. The experience and skill set Randall brings to the table is parallel to VISION’s culture of empowerment and respect for associates. “Kim’s energized personality is strengthened by her calm “no nonsense” outlook on any situation, this has undoubtedly afforded her much success in her career to date, we are excited to have her join the VISION Team,” said Jeff Mochel, Regional Director of Operations for Vision Hospitality Group, Inc.

A native of Anniston, Alabama, she attended college at the University of Alabama before moving to Chattanooga in 1998. Her husband, Randy, daughter Taylor, 11 and son Morgan “Moe”, 3 are the joy of her life. Family is her favorite pastime along with knitting, “ROLL TIDE” football, music of any kind, and a particular love for southern cooking. In May, she won the grand-prize for the “International Biscuit Bakeoff”, with her very own recipe of sweet potato casserole biscuits with country ham. A loyal Blood Donor and actively listed donor on the National Marrow Donation List, she feels strongly about the importance of giving where there is the most need.

About Vision Hospitality Group, Inc.
Chattanooga based Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. is a leading hotel management and development company that has grown successfully in the Southeast and Midwest regions through an unwavering commitment to being the best by promoting a culture of empowerment and respect for their associates. Although the company’s roots date back to 1977, Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. was officially formed in 1999 by President & CEO, Mitch Patel. Still family owned and operated today with a corporate portfolio consisting of now 16 hotels with a market value of over $250 million dollars. VISION develops, owns, and operates premium select and full service hotels affiliated with Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental, and Hyatt brands. Please visit us on the web at www.vhghotels.com
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Contact:

Debbie Esposito
Director of Public Relations & Communications
desposito@vhghotels.com
 423.892.1010 x 222
 


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