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Dallas, TX – Leo Spriggs, President and CEO of Hospitality Management Corporation (HMC), is pleased to announce the hiring of Gary Hattendorf as General Manager of the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson™, Anaheim, CA.  This driven and dedicated hotelier brings to the HMC team specialized skills not only in hotel operations and revenue management, but sales & marketing as well.  The company continues its ongoing business expansion which is made up of full service, conference center, select service and limited service hotels.  HMC is one of the country’s largest third-party privately held hotel management companies, ranked in the top 40 of all third party and owner operated hotel management corporations.

Prior to joining HMC, Hattendorf held positions throughout Southern California as the Vice President of Sales & Revenue for Fine Hospitality Group in Brea, General Manager of the Hilton Homewood Suites Anaheim, and General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in San Mateo, as well as positions with InterContinental Hotel Groups (IHG), Radisson, and Extended Stay Hotel brands.  Hattendorf also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University San Bernadino, CA, in June 1998. 

Gerald Morris, VP of Operations shared, “Gary is a valuable addition to the HMC team with extensive knowledge of the Anaheim market.  The Country Inn & Suites is within easy walking distance from Disneyland, one of the most sought after vacation destinations in the country.  This is no small task and we know our owners, employees & guests will be in good hands with Gary’s vast experience and understanding of the area and it’s many tourist attractions and amenities for visiting travelers.”

About The Country Inn & Suites Anaheim

In the final stages of construction, the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson™, Anaheim, CA, is located conveniently to Disneyland’s main gate and across the street from the Anaheim GardenWalk and House of Blues.  Guests will also enjoy quick access to popular area attractions including the Anaheim Convention Center and Angel Stadium.  The hotel provides free Wi-Fi, an on-site restaurant and lounge, outdoor heated pool and whirlpool tub, on-site gift shop and a complimentary hot Be Our Guest® breakfast.  

About Hospitality Management Corporation (HMC)

Founded in 1971, HMC is a privately owned independent management company and one of the oldest independent hotel management firms in the lodging industry. For over four decades, HMC has been a leader in providing hotel management services for institutional and private owners and continues to strive for excellence in hospitality management and hotel development across the United States. Since its inception, the company’s headquarters have been located in Dallas, TX.

For more information on Hospitality Management Corporation, please contact Leo Spriggs, President and CEO, at (972) 934-2040 or

Contact: Sandi Byars / (972) 934-2040

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