Harry Priddle, Certified Hotel Administrator and Certified Hospitality Technology Professional, was born and raised in London, UK. Harry studied Hospitality Management at the University of Huddersfield, one of the leading universities in this field in the UK.
On graduation, he worked for Southern Sun Hotels in the Republic of South Africa for 3 years. He was the Convention Services Manager at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban, the largest convention hotel in the country.
In 1986 Harry moved to Central Florida to work as an Asset Manager for a hotel investor group. In this role he successfully managed and operated the group's hotel chain, which included such brands as Best Western, Quality Inn and Comfort Inn & Suites.
Then, in 1995, Harry moved to Atlanta to work with the Diplomat Hotels Corporation, which also enabled him to work at the 1996 Olympic Games. Harry was quickly promoted to Vice President, overseeing operations working on over 20 hotel projects, ranging in size from 444 full service resort hotels to 60 all suite independent extended stay hotels.