The staff was so welcoming. It was like they are really trying to make us feel at home, and want us to ALWAYS come back to them. I think all my colleagues will agree that we were very pleased with how we were treated as "valued" guests. Thank you for a job well done! Thank you for a beautiful facility. Thank you, thank you!
- Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Chandler (May 2011)
Ray Schultz has a long and notable career in the field of hospitality.
After graduating from Penn State University, he entered the U.S. Air Force and was an F-89 pilot. He began his career in hospitality in 1970 with Holiday Inns, Inc., then owned by Promus Hotel Corporation, and founded the Hampton Inn brand in 1983. From 1984 to 1990, Ray was President of Hampton Inns, Inc. and President of the Promus Hotel Group from 1991-1994. He served as Chairman and CEO of Promus Hotel Corporation from 1995 to 1999.
From 2000 to 2009, Ray served on the boards of Choice Hotels, Equity Inns and TBC.
These days you can find Ray fly fishing in Montana and Idaho, duck hunting in Arkansas and watching The Lions beat The Packers.