Promoted General Manager
At Courtyard Atlanta Buford Mall of Georgia, USA
Atlanta-based Hotel Equities (HE) recently promoted Bert Haifley to the position of General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott at the Mall of Georgia, north of Atlanta. He previously served as Task Force Manager across a number of brands in the firm's portfolio.
As General Manager at one of the firm's key properties, Mr. Haifley has responsibility for the overall operation of the hotel including hiring, training and all of the metrics required to assure its success.
Earlier this year, Mr. Haifley came to Hotel Equities from the Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Buckhead where he held the General Manager position for Interstate Hotels. He began his hospitality career with John Q. Hammons Hotels at the Holiday Inn North in Springfield, Missouri as the Assistant General Manager and Director of Food and Beverage. In his 17 years with the firm, he held several posts including Opening GM at the Courtyard Fort Smith, Arkansas and, later, at the Residence Inn Joplin, Missouri. In 2012, he moved to metro Atlanta as the General Manager for the Courtyard by Marriott Decatur for Noble Investment Group. He has won several 'opening hotel of the year' accolades.
Mr. Haifley is a graduate of Missouri State University with a B.S. in Hospitality and Restaurant Management. He and his wife reside in Decatur, Georgia with their young daughter. Active in his church, he volunteers at several local nonprofit organizations. A baseball fan and sports enthusiast, he enjoys golf, running and cycling.