Welcome to the latest in our Meet the GM series! Today we head to Ann Arbor to meet Tiffany Munson, General Manager of Sonesta Simply Suites Detroit Ann Arbor. Read below to learn more about Tiffany, her hotel experience, and her favorite things.
Q: What do you like most about working within and leading hotels?
I appreciate working with different types of people from all types of backgrounds and coming together as a TEAM and getting the job done. I also love that every day is different, it keeps you on your toes.
Q: Since joining Sonesta – what opportunity have you enjoyed the most or what has made the biggest impression?
My team switched over to Sonesta with 100 of our closest hotel friends. I had never been through a conversion, so the entire process was eye opening, and I learned so much! When it was time for the next group of hotels to come over, I was able to assist with a hotel conversion as a GM Buddy. It was such an amazing opportunity to help another team get through the conversion and started on their Sonesta journey. I also appreciate the level of support that our hotel receives from Sonesta. If we have a question or a problem someone is always there to assist and get us back on the road to success.
Q: In your opinion, what has been your team’s most successful Simple Pleasure?
Our first “simple pleasure” as a team in Ann Arbor was national Hero Day. We had a great time celebrating the many heroes staying with us and our team wore our favorite superhero shirts and played a very competitive game of superhero trivia.
Q: If you weren’t a hotelier, what would you be?
If I weren’t a hotelier, I would have loved to become a middle school history teacher.
Q: What do you enjoy most about living in Ann Arbor?
I love that we are a small city that feels big. There is always something going on in Ann Arbor. We have great restaurants, beautiful scenery, and the best College football team in the nation. GO BLUE!
Q: Name your favorite place to visit — any destination in the world.
Walt Disney World – it’s such an amazing and magical place. Some of my best family memories were made in Disney World and I have always enjoyed going. It’s really one of the only places that you get to act like a big kid, and no one questions it.
Q: Name three items you absolutely do not travel without.
My son, he is the ultimate travel buddy. We go everywhere together and because of him playing travel football and running AAU track, we have been able to take trips we never would have dreamed about.
Our dogs – Frostimus Prime (The last of the prime dogs) and Diamond Elizabeth (I hope you all can tell that a 10-year-old named them) are our constant travel companions. They do well traveling and I think they like exploring new locations with us.
Comfortable walking shoes – No one wants their feet to hurt while traveling! I keep comfortable and sturdy walking shoes with me so I can explore.
Q: What is something your guests would be surprised to know about you?
I do know how to go home, and I LOVE to read. I have always been an avid reader and I love getting lost in a book.
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