Meet Don Meador, director of sales and Mary Elizabeth Collins, general manager of Holiday Inn; a hotel in the Virginia Beach and Norfolk area offering a selection of guest rooms and suites for all types of travelers, as well as beautiful ballrooms for weddings and events.
Do you have a nickname? What is it?
M.E.: People call me by my initials, M.E.
D: I don’t have one.
What is one food that you will not eat?
M. E.: Liver and I don’t eat cooked Salmon.
D: I don’t eat oysters or snails.
What was your favorite movie?
M.E.: Yankee Doodle Dandy
D: I like the Hunger Games and The Sixth Sense
If someone was to give you a gift (money’s no object) what would you want?
M. E.: I want a house with a porch and rocking chairs, so I have somewhere to go when I retire.
D: Endless Starbucks –free coffee for the rest of my life, or a helicopter so I don’t have to sit in traffic.
What is your biggest fear?
M. E.: Growing old and not having someone to take care of me.
D: This fear has been with me since I was a kid – a paper cut on my eye.
What is the one quality you admire most in others?
M. E.: Honesty
Where is the next place you want to visit?
M. E.: Ireland – I have never been.
D: Wilmington, N.C.
If you had to pick one place in town to take a tourist, where would it be?
M. E.: The oceanfront.
D: The oceanfront.
Describe your perfect day off.
M. E.: A day at the beach with my golden retriever and no phone calls.
D: A day that I can unplug from everything.