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Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport

Enjoy true Southern hospitality at this charming, and brilliantly located Hilton Garden Inn. Near the airport, the Kentucky Exposition Center, Churchill Downs, and the University of Louisville.

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Meet Our People

Dan Thompson

General Manager

14 Years with Musselman

Gary W. Byrd

Assistant General Manager

12 Years with Musselman

Donna Rae Metzler

Director of Sales

17 Years with Musselman

Elba Santiago

Executive Housekeeper

19 Years with Musselman

Brad Winchell

Chief Engineer

12 Years with Musselman

Joy Bieckert

Office Manager

12 Years with Musselman

Debbie Spalding

Sales Manager

1 Year with Musselman

Beth Bowyer

Sales Manager

11 Years with Musselman

Jarvis Smith

Food & Beverage Director

1 Year with Musselman

Dan was born and raised in Louisville, KY and currently resides in Southern Indiana with his wife and children. He started in the hotel business in 1997 at a local Holiday Inn, he joined Musselman Hotels in 2005 as the GM of a Fairfield Inn by Marriott. When not working he enjoys golf, running and being anywhere there is a beach.

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Gary is originally from Munich, Germany and is a 20 year veteran of the hospitality industry, has been with Musselman Hotels and the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport since 2007. Gary enjoys listening to all types of music, especially rock. He also loves playing music and is the best basement drummer you never heard of.

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Donna Rae Metzler is currently the Director of Sales for the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport. Donna Rae has been in the hotel business in Louisville for 33 years. Starting at the Seelbach Hotel as a Sales Manager, she spent 12 years representing the hotel. In 2002 Donna Rae found her “forever employment home” with Musselman Hotels, where she has proudly represented Musselman Hotels in four career assignments: opening the Embassy Suites as Sales Manager for 6 months, the Courtyard Downtown Louisville as Director of Sales for 6 years, opening the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Northeast as Director of Sales for six years, and now as the Director of Sales for the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport as Director of Sales for 5 years. Donna Rae has great passion for the hotel hospitality industry and that is no understatement if you know her! Donna enjoys spending time with her family, married for 38 years to her husband Matt, proud of grown daughter Dana and son-in-law John and little grandson Reed.

Elba has been with Musselman Hotels since 2000. She began her career at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown. She has been at the Hilton Garden Inn Airport since 2003 as the Executive Housekeeper. She loves to stay busy and admits to not having an outside life. She would rather work and help her staff. Elba can regularly be seen assisting her housekeepers in their duties before she will even tackle her own job. In her words her day goes “Work, go home, cook dinner, eat one meal and go to bed.” When you dig a little deeper you find out that her son and daughter are grown and she is the proud grandmother of three granddaughters. These three are her world.

Brad has been with Musselman Hotels since 2007. He has worked at four properties in his time with Musselman. He started at the Hampton Inn in Elizabethtown, worked at the Fairfield Inn Elizabethtown, then to the award winning Embassy Suites in Louisville, KY. He is now the Chief Engineer at the Hilton Garden Inn Airport. Brad is a volunteer with the Vine Grove Optimist Club running a haunted house with all proceeds going to Operation Santa Shop which provides Christmas, food and clothing for approximately 30 needy children per year. Brad married his best friend, Michelle in 1989 and has two children. He also enjoys building old hot rods, and playing music is his passion. He’s been a percussionist for over 20 years!

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Joy has been with Musselman Hotels for thirteen years, starting in 2006. Her eleven years of dedicated service have all been with the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport. Joy started with the hotel as Front Office Manager and then moved to Assistant General manager. Joy now enjoys her responsibilities as Office Manager…keeping the entire hotel team “in check and on target”. Joy has been married to her husband, Ronnie for 34 years. Together they have two daughters and the blessings of their lives, 5 grandchildren! Joy loves being with her family and enjoys whatever they do together. Her creative side includes floral designing as her talents are appreciated by brides that she works with, family and co-workers. Perhaps Joy’s most genuine quality is her wanting to help and please everyone.

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Debbie is a 38 year veteran of the hospitality industry. She got her start with Musselman Hotels at HGI Louisville Airport in May 2018. In Debbie’s spare time, she loves to spend time with her sweet grandson and daughters. She also loves to go to the lake, garden, and fish with her husband, Scott.

Beth has been in the hospitality industry since 2006, working at several area hotels in different positions throughout her career. Beth was previously a Front Desk Agent at our Fairfield Inn Louisville South before joining the Hilton Garden Inn Summit as a Sales Manager in 2011. She takes great pride in her hotel experience and always provides the ultimate service to our guests. Beth’s other passion is sewing and she is amazing at it. She sews for herself, family and others that appreciate her talents as a seamstress. Beth has two beautiful daughters whom she loves to spend time with when their busy schedules allow and cherish her friendships with her hotel family.

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Jarvis is a 15 year veteran of the hospitality industry. Originally from Florida, he made his way to Louisville, KY stumbling upon the hospitality industry not realizing it would become his passion. Not one guest leaves HGI Louisville Airport without a smile on their face thanks to Jarvis. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his wife, 3 children and his cat, Gator. If his cats name doesn’t give it away, he is a die-hard Florida Gators Fan. Jarvis also enjoys the outdoors and loves to Paint Ball.

Wow wow wow! Talk about southern hospitality! I have stayed in tons of hotels and this is by far my most favorite. The hotel itself is clean and comfy. The restaurants' food was good too but let’s talk about the employees that treated you like family. You don’t get this treatment anywhere. Every single employee we came into contact with was beyond kind! They went above and beyond to make sure your stay was amazing.
Andrea S.

Recognizing Excellence

Associate of the Year
Hope Morris
2018
Associates of the Quarter
1st Quarter 2018
Jasmine Rice & Hamso Hassan
4th Quarter 2018
Harold Purkhiser & Tina Gentry
2nd Quarter 2018
Hope Morris & Cedric Davis
Hotel Awards
Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2019
Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2018