Cody Duffey – Assistant General Manager at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Moab

“The MIT program at Vista Host gives recent graduates great opportunities to grow and learn, both personally and professionally. As an MIT, you will be allowed and expected to make manager level decisions while being mentored every step of the way. The support, guidance, and development provided by the Vista Host family is unequaled by any other management company in the industry. It’s a fast paced, challenging environment with high expectations; and in turn, is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences I have had the opportunity to be a part of. Vista Host has given me the ability to set my course in the industry and has expanded my knowledge and skills to levels I didn’t think possible so soon out of school and I will be forever grateful for the continued opportunities they provide.”

Cody Duffey
General Manager
Home2 Suites by Hilton Tuscaloosa Downtown

Vista Host Manager in Training Class of 2017
Kansas State University Class of 2016

“The Vista Host MIT program allowed me to grow from someone with no hotel experience to a Director of Sales in just a few years. There is no other company that will cultivate your skills and allow passionate, hard-working individuals the opportunity to quickly climb the ranks. The hours and effort you put forth will pay off ten-fold in both your personal and professional development. I guarantee I would not be where I am today without Vista Host.”

Marybeth Pickens, Director of Sales
at The Home2 Suites by Hilton Lexington
University/Medical Center. Purdue University

Regional Director of Operations – Southwest
Started as a General Manager
OTO team member since 2009

The MIT program opened up doors that I never could have imagined. It jump-started my career, and in the first year I grew immensely on both a personal and professional level, and I have my Vista Host mentors and family to thank for that. Nowhere else in the industry are you personally recognized in such a fast-paced and supportive environment. Nowhere. You are a true manager from day one, and while it is up to you to decide your destiny, Vista Host always has your back. Having them by my side these past 5 years has made all the difference and I am so grateful.”

Sarah Kach,
Area Sales Manager | Vanderbilt University
Homewood Suites Nashville Vanderbilt
Hilton Garden Inn Vanderbilt
Home2 Suites Vanderbilt

Graduate of the Pennsylvania State University School of Hospitality Management Class of 2012
Vista Host Manager-in-Training Class of 2012.