John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Matthew Lahiff is the new general manager of the company’s Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro in Tennessee. Lahiff brings more than 16 years of hospitality management experience to the 283-suite hotel, which features the largest convention space in Middle Tennessee outside of Davidson County.
Lahiff previously served as general manager of the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, in Florida. Under his supervision, the historic, boutique-style property received an extensive renovation and rebranding into the luxury category for the Starwood Tribute Portfolio. He also held other general manager assignments in three states with Davidson Hotels & Resorts, including at the former Hyatt Miami at the Blue Resort in Florida, the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe in New Jersey, and the Hilton Memphis in Tennessee. In addition, his career includes serving as general manager of the DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport Hotel & Convention Center in Florida and of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington, D.C. Lahiff attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He is active in the communities in which he lives and works, including with Convention and Visitors Bureaus and the Chamber of Commerce. Lahiff is a member of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.
“Matthew is a great addition to our award-winning Middle Tennessee property. He is known for his strong work ethic and accountability,” said Bob Niehaus, JQH’s regional vice president. “Matthew’s management track record reflects a keen ability to identify and leverage growth opportunities.”
Located in Middle Tennessee approximately 30 minutes from downtown Nashville, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro is near several major business hubs and Middle Tennessee State University. The upscale hotel is a recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame status for consistently earning outstanding traveler reviews for five consecutive years. At the Hilton All Suites Brands Celebration this year, the property received the 2016 National Stewardship Award for community service.
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