Priddy, Lincoln Hampton Inn, featured in Hotel
National hotel industry
publication highlights 33 leading GM's throughout the
country in their annual "GMs to Watch" November issue
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[November 19, 2016]
YORK, NY. – Announcing a special recognition appearing in Hotel
Management magazine's November issue, Damon Priddy of Lincoln, Illinois
has been selected as part of the magazines 33 “GMs to Watch,” special
To be selected, general managers can be in any stage of their
career, representing any segment or property type and are experts in
their field. Receiving hundreds of nominations, this is Hotel
Management’s fifth year featuring “GMs to Watch.” With a dynamic
pool of nominations to choose from, the publication selected the top
thirty three by reviewing nomination packages, including information
on professional goals, challenges, experience and more. Hotel guest
reviews were also considered, ensuring nominees’ hotels provide
outstanding customer service – an essential requirement for
Mr. Priddy has been involved in the hospitality industry all of his
life, beginning at his first property at age 15. He attended a
Hospitality & Tourism Academy throughout high school, offering him a
glimpse into the industry he would soon spend nearly 20 years being
a part of. Priddy has a wide variety of experiences in
restaurants, food and beverage management and hotel management.
Priddy is currently the Area General Manager of two properties in
Lincoln, the Hampton by Hilton and Holiday Inn Express. This is the
second time Priddy has been featured in the magazine, as he was
showcased in the 2013 "30 Under 30" edition of the magazine.
Priddy has this to say about the honor in an interview with Hotel
Management magazine: "I am deeply honored to be selected for the GMs
to Watch section this month! From a young age I knew that I wanted
to work in hotels. I had a great experience working with my first
hotel General Manager while still in high school. From there I began
learning everything I possibly could from any one I possibly could.
Being recognized for hard work and my dedication to my hotels is
always a proud moment!" He added "It is very much a team effort! In
any industry, a leader is only as strong as their team and I am very
lucky in that regard!"
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