Hotel manager honored

Matt Crall of SpringHill Suites at the Mall of Georgia was named General Manager of the Year for 2006 by Hotel Equities on Thursday.

It is the fourth consecutive year Crall has received this award.

Crall, who joined Hotel Equities more than six years ago, won the award by consistently exceeding sales goals and posting the top ratings with guests and associates at his Buford hotel.

"Matt sets high expectations for his team members and his hotel," said Fred Cerrone, CEO of Hotel Equities. "He is a winner because he also continues to raise the bar for himself."