Michael Hoffman is the owner of Turf Hotels, a local hotel management company in the Capital District. He is very hands on in the day to day operations of his five local properties: Hampton Inn Albany, Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany, Staybridge Suites Albany, Hampton Inn & Suites Saratoga Springs Downtown and Homewood Suites Saratoga Springs.

Michael has been in the hotel business since 1975 and is a leading hotelier in the Capital Region. All of his hotels have been award winners in their respective franchises, and he has become known in the industry as being a strong advocate for quality. He works nationally with IHG and Hilton in advising and supporting other hotel owners in standards and quality, having served as chairman for both New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (NYSHTA) and the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) Owner’s Association.

He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York and is on the Advisory Board of Jake’s Help from Heaven. He is also a Board of Director for the Teresian House Foundation Board and Discover Albany.

Michael lives in Saratoga Springs, NY with his wife of more than 40 years, Susana. He has one daughter, Heather, who also lives in Saratoga Springs with her husband, Brian Straughter, who works with him as President of Turf Hotels. He enjoys spending time with his family, particularly his grandson Ethan.