A few weekends ago the Middleton Wings Mite A Team stayed at your hotel. I just wanted to let you know how happy I was with the service your staff provided. I would like to particularly mention one member of your staff, Melissa. I asked Melissa if it would be possible to place the kids (who were playing knee hockey in the hallway) in a vacant room in order to avoid upsetting any of your other guests in the hotel. Not only did Melissa make a room available, she also had the beds moved out of the room for the kids to have an open floor to continue their knee hockey game. It was perfect! The kids were in a safe and contained area and your other guests weren't bothered by a bunch of kids playing and being loud in the hallways. Thanks again and thanks to Melissa.
- Hampton Inn Appleton (March 15, 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.