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The Inside Scoop – Meet Melissa Murray, Assistant GM at Surf Side Hotel

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Throughout the year we like to shine a spotlight on some of our amazing staff. We thought you’d like to get to know the people behind Surf Side Hotel. They are the heart of our hotel and why we achieve incredible accolades and high Tripadvisor ratings. We interviewed Melissa Murray, the Assistant General Manager at Surf Side Hotel, recently to continue with our series. Here’s the inside scoop!

On the Job

When did you start working at the hotel and what attracted you to the position?

MM: I started at Surf Side Hotel August 2019. I can’t believe it’s been 2 years already. Time really flies. And how could I not love a place that has these amazing views surrounding it. I have loved working here from the beginning, the busyness, the people I’ve met, and my co-workers have made it even more amazing!

Where and when did your career in hospitality start?

MM: Surf Side Hotel is where it all started.

What is the toughest part of your job right now?

MM: The toughest part of my job right now is time management and hoping to get everything done.

The Good Stuff

What has been your greatest success thus far in your career?

MM: My greatest success is the amazing team I have built so far. They are an incredible group of devoted people, who day in and day out show up and just are amazing.

What was your fondest memory of a customer?

MM: That is a tough question. I can’t choose just one. I have met so many amazing guests who have become dear to me in so many ways!

Personally Speaking

What do you like to do in your spare time??

MM: I love to read and spend time with my family when I’m not working.

What is one thing very few people know about you?

MM: Very few people know I have a storage unit full of books to rival a small store.

What do you admire, or look up to, and why?

MM: My parents – no matter what happens, they are constantly there, no matter the time of day. They will always answer my calls even for the smallest or most trivial questions. I truly admire them.

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