Interviewee: Jill Gray, Director of Sales Hampton Inn Salem
In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.
We are brand-new Hampton Inn, located downtown Salem, walking distance to all Salem attractions. Hampton Inn Salem is part of the Hilton brand but also has a unique vibe. Our hotel offers breakfast included in guestroom rates, an indoor pool, expansive fitness room & an attached heated garage.
Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.
At a young age I packed up and headed to San Diego, my first job was the front desk of a hotel. I met so many characters, coworkers & guests. That was it, I loved it. Every day is different, we cross paths, get to know, and learn from so many people on a daily basis. In addition we get involved with the local community, and most of the time I have been lucky enough to also live nearby in that same community. Which is the case now, I live right down the street!
People travel to Salem for so many reasons. Several reasons include: the artwork, restaurants, murals, our monthly festivals. When I promote our hotel, I am really promoting Salem. We have a unique, vibrant community!
What was the last book you read that made an impact on you?
I wish I could say Maya Angelou but that was 4 years ago. We have toddler twins. Last book I read was Dr. Seuss.
What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?
We have a crazy team with great energy!
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