Management

Service Driven Leadership

What We Believe

We believe our values, personal relationships and solid track record enables us to grow and develop your company and ours. We do this with steady, planned growth and strategic partnerships. We deliver tremendous value to our guests while bringing top notch management solutions to hotel owners.
Strategic Partnerships

Strategic Partnerships

We look to align our expertise with other groups that are highly specialized in areas of development and real estate investing.

Associates

Associates

As our single most important asset we seek to hire, effectively train and genuinely care for each individual. Our success is a mere reflection of the success we are able to help each associate realize both in their professional and personal lives.

Brands

Brands

Working with well-known brands provides us with a strong identity within the marketplace and helps us drive market share.

Profitability

Profitability

Solid brands, well-kept facilities, aggressive revenue management and thorough relationship-based sales efforts deliver strong top-line revenue. Detailed budgeting and efficient operations ensure the asset produces solid year-over-year returns.

Growing Your Properties

Bringing The Best In Service, Expertise, And Vision

A well-rounded group of professionals with vast experience in operations, accounting, sales, F&B, development, construction and strategy.
Graydon Pearson

Graydon Pearson

Chief Executive Officer

Graydon grew up in the hospitality industry and saw his father and grandfather, grow a young, productive hospitality company, including a broad array of hotels in the 70’s and 80’s. In this company Graydon honed his guest service skills in a variety of service positions. Over the last 15 years he has been involved in new construction, renovation, and operations of hotels from many of the most prominent franchise groups including Hilton Hotels Group, Marriott Intl, Hyatt Hotels and Intercontinental Hotels Group. The company currently has 9 hotels in operation with two under construction opening early 2017. Graydon holds a BS in Exercise Science from the University of Utah. Graydon and his wife live in Lehi, UT with 3 boys and they enjoy spending their time supporting each other in their various athletic activities and traveling and recreating between the beach and the mountains. Graydon also spends a great deal of time serving on a handful of volunteer and non-profit boards. Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau 2007 to present, Thanksgiving Village Homeowners Assn 2010-2013, Utah Valley Tax Advisory Board 2015 to present and PDG Foundation 2015 to present.

Carter Frank

Carter Frank

Chief Operating Officer

Hospitality has been a part of Carter’s life from early childhood as he observed his family operate a growing hotel company. In his early teens, Carter began working in the operations. Carter has served in many roles ranging from room attendant to owner/operator and now boasts over 30 years experience in the Hospitality and Food & Beverage industries. He has extensive knowledge and experience with brands such as Hilton, Hampton Inn, Home2 Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites and SpringHill Suites & Holiday Inn. Today, as COO of In-Group Hospitality, Carter provides valuable insight into the planning, execution, and oversight of daily operations. He enjoys interacting with guests and staff on a daily basis as well as focusing on the details of budgeting, financial statements, revenue management, and sales & marketing. Carter excels at seeing the big picture and overseeing multiple operations. Carter graduated from the University of Utah School of Business with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance.

Jake McClellan

Jake McClellan

Chief Financial Officer

Jake graduated from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and a Master's degree in Information Systems. Jake spent 15 years in public accounting where he provided tax, audit, and consulting services to numerous clients across diverse industries. While in public accounting, Jake earned specialty credentials and designations for information technology (CITP), business valuation (ABV), and business appraisal review (ABAR). As an audit manager, Jake managed financial statement audits for clients in healthcare, banking, government, and distribution. In his tax practice, he helped individuals and small businesses with income tax planning, compliance services, and entity structure. Beginning in 2007, his practiced focused on providing business valuation and litigation support services.

D. Shane Williams - Corporate Revenue Manager

D. Shane Williams - Corporate Revenue Manager

15 years in hospitality and a focus on analysis makes Hampton Central the most finely tuned property under management. Shane’s skill with revenue management, forecasting and budget management make him a leader among our managers.

Jennifer Tanner - Corporate Director of Sales

Jennifer Tanner - Corporate Director of Sales

Jennifer Tanner graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in Accounting. She has worked in several business related fields from accounting to sales and is currently serving as the Corporate Director of Sales for In-Group Hospitality. She is a creative, fun-loving person who is detail-oriented and quite determined. She is enthusiastic about everything she gets involved with, whether it's her job, her daughter or her friends.

Adam McInelly - Corporate Marketing Manager

Adam McInelly - Corporate Marketing Manager

Adam graduated from Southern Utah University with a BS in Science. Adam comes with a wealth of knowledge in social media and email marketing, having worked many large marketing firms as well as experience in building and marketing his own businesses.

Service Driven Leaders At Each Location

General Managers

Katie Malbica  - GM Hampton Inn Lehi-Thanksgiving Point

Katie Malbica - GM Hampton Inn Lehi-Thanksgiving Point

Katie has been a valuable member of the team since the day Hampton Inn Lehi opened. She began at the Assistant GM. She played a major role in the success of the hotel and several years later accepted the General Manager position. Since taking on her new role she has built on the success of her predecessor and taken the hotel to new heights of performance even being recognized by the Hampton brand as being the best of the best.

Rikard H. Pearson - GM/Graphic Designer Hampton Inn & Suites SLC/University-Foothill

Rikard H. Pearson - GM/Graphic Designer Hampton Inn & Suites SLC/University-Foothill

Although Rikard worked many hospitality jobs through school, a 25 year career in advertising and printing eventually lead back to the family business. Hampton University-Foothill is a unique property with opportunities for service.

Mackenzie White - GM Fairfield Inn & Suites SLC South

Mackenzie White - GM Fairfield Inn & Suites SLC South

Mackenzie's first task with our company was to lead a complete renovation and incorporate Marriott’s systems. This trial by fire could not have worked better. A sense of style and professionalism that comes directly from the manager have created a gem from what was just another freeway ramp hotel.

Devin Q. Slorah - GM Home2 Suites, Thanksgiving Pt, Lehi Utah

Devin Q. Slorah - GM Home2 Suites, Thanksgiving Pt, Lehi Utah

Successfully managing Hampton Inn at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi Utah since opening seven years ago. Devin has set the gold standard for focused service hotels. Brand Quality Assurance inspections always deliver an “outstanding” score.

Desi Williams - GM Hampton Inn Salt Lake City Central

Desi Williams - GM Hampton Inn Salt Lake City Central

Desi has spent 10+ years in hotel hospitality. She has worked in all areas of the hotel. After spending several years as Assistant General Manager, Desi stepped in as General Manager and the transition has worked out wonderfully. The hotel's guest satisfaction scores have soared while still maintaining the cost control of previous years.

William Afeaki - GM Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kanab

William Afeaki - GM Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kanab

William has been in the Hospitality Industry for 15 years. His career began with the Hilton Salt Lake City Center and many other chains from the Sheraton, Radisson, Marriott and now with the Holiday Inn Express. As a General Manager over the past few years he has always stood by this one concept and belief, "Take care of your Associates/Employees, the Employees will take care of the Guests, and the Guests will take care of the hotel."

Wesley Biutanaseva - GM Holiday Inn Express Mesquite NV

Wesley Biutanaseva - GM Holiday Inn Express Mesquite NV

Wesley Biutanaseva Graduated 2007 from BYU-Hawaii with the Bachelor Degree in Hotel Tourism Management. He worked 7 years at the Provo Marriott Conference Center which has 300 rooms as Night Manager, Front Office Manager and Assistant Rooms Operation Manager. While with Marriott International he helped convert 3,000 rooms from Gaylord Resort Nashville to Marriott by training over 60 front-desk staff. Wesley is dedicated to creating an extraordinary guest experience and always will to go the extra mile.