Ponderosa Hotel Management Services operates five well-known hotels in Northern Arizona. They operate the Comfort Inn and Sleep Inn in Flagstaff; and in Prescott, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott and the Quality Inn. Established in 1998 by Brad Christensen, President and CEO, and Mark French, Vice President of Finance, the company’s mission is, “to create award winning hospitality accommodations with superior guest service in the communities we serve.” The company accomplishes their mission with a laser focus on; being committed to excellence in all they do, creating a fun atmosphere where people succeed, uncompromising integrity, trusting and appreciating each team member, being direct, honest and respectful and putting people first.
Complimenting Brad and Mark’s skills is Margo Christensen, Vice President of Marketing. Margo oversees the philanthropic reach of PHMS and also handles the company’s marketing, advertising, sponsorships, social media and public relations. She currently serves on the following boards and committees: City of Prescott Tourism Advisory Committee, Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association, Milagro Arts Center, Prescott Chamber of Commerce and the Prescott-Zeitz Sister City Association.
Our Prescott hotel team is led by Nadine Gurule (GM) at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Gavin Giesecke (GM) at the Quality Inn, and Holli Maurer (VP of Operations/Regional Director of Sales) at the Residence Inn by Marriott.
Our Residence Inn by Marriott proudly boasts the Hotel of the Year award by Marriott International and also the Food/Beverage Attendant of the Year for the brand in 2014.
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Prescott Valley is located 87 miles north of Phoenix and is the Gateway Community of the Quad-City region of North Central Arizona. More businesses and people are choosing to relocate to Prescott Valley. Increasing opportunities for jobs and business start-ups have contributed to the 166% population gain of Prescott Valley over the last decade.
The size of the town is only 37.5 square miles but is one of the fastest growing and youngest towns in the nation with a strong economic base. Quality educational facilities, including local colleges and universities, are nearby. The area is diverse and viewed as a quiet, safe community and is ranked #2 as one of the best places to build in Arizona.