SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tifton Receives Top Accolades

Stafford is excited to share that SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tifton’s General Manager, John Alec McKinnon was named the 2022 General Manager of the Year for Marriott International’s SpringHill Suites brand. In addition, he was one of six General Managers of Marriott’s Select Brands to receive the Diamond General Manager award for 2022. Both awards represent excellence in brand culture, leadership, financial management, crisis management, sales leadership, service, guest satisfaction, and overall hotel performance. A Tifton native, John Alec McKinnon began working for Stafford in 2007 at the Holiday Inn while he was still in high school. Before moving to the SpringHill Suites, he was the Assistant General Manager/Director of Sales at the Hilton Garden Inn. John Alec’s experience includes all facets of day-to-day hotel operations, hotel sales, operations task force, project management and hotel renovations.

The SpringHill Suites Tifton was also a recipient of the Diamond Circle Award, an accolade which is awarded to the top 3% of hotels within the brand globally, and the Elite Appreciation Award which is awarded to only five hotels across all Marriott International Select Brands for having the highest guest satisfaction ratings among Marriott Bonvoy Members. “These awards are a testament to John Alec’s commitment to excellence,” said Kirk Tullos, Executive Director of Hospitality at Stafford. “Under his leadership, our hotel associates have dedicated themselves to going above and beyond
what’s expected.”

    Opened in 2019, the SpringHill Suites Tifton is Tifton’s only all-suite property with 104 stylish suites that feature the brand’s signature west elm trundle sofa. In addition to spacious accommodations, guests of the SpringHill Suites Tifton enjoy the Lobby Bar which features craft cocktails plus local beer and small plates, a full free hot breakfast, a 24/7 market, a state of the art fitness center, and an outdoor pool. Reservations can be made at www.Marriott.com/TFOSH.

    SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tifton General Manager John Alec McKinnon (second from right) with his team of associates.

    SpringHill Suites by Marriott Tifton General Manager John Alec McKinnon holds the Diamond General Manager of the year award.