Soon the opening of the Tupelo hotel names GM and DOS

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With an opening slated for February 2022, Hotel Tupelo has announced two key additions to its management team.

Danielle Del Grande was appointed managing director, and Jessica hollinger was appointed director of sales.

The first boutique hotel in Tupelo, the hometown of Elvis Presley, will be located in the heart of the city’s Fairpark district and will offer 79 spacious, urban-inspired guest rooms and suites.

Del-Grande brings 12 years of hotel management experience in sales and operations to the Tupelo Hotel. A graduate of Mississippi State University, her resume includes stints at Peachtree Hospitality Management (where she was named 2019 Sales Leader of the Year), Choice Hotels (where she received the National Gold Hotel Award and Rookie of the Year honors), the Historic Mill Conference Center and Tupelo’s Hilton Garden Inn. With deep Tupelo roots, she served on the BancorpSouth Coliseum Commission, helping to promote the 10,000-seat Tupelo arena, and is a member of the Community Development Foundation’s Ambassador program. An avid traveler and foodie, Danielle is proud to be back home to offer visitors an exceptional Tupelo experience by showcasing local partners and the city’s unique culture.

Jessica Hollinger found her passion for Tupelo and the hospitality industry in her first job at the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association. Her subsequent career took her to Dallas, TX, where she worked at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel and Golf Club as Executive Meetings Manager. Her family returned to Tupelo in 2021, where she held the position of Sales Manager for the Hilton Garden Inn before joining the opening team with the Tupelo Hotel as Sales Manager. A graduate of Mississippi State University, Jessica attended the prestigious Disney College program in Orlando, Florida. She then received a scholarship from the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau to attend the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College where she obtained the Tourism Marketing Professional certification in 2018.


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