About Us

Simmons Hotel Guides is a city by city collection of blogs featuring the world’s best hotels. Our blogs are designed to make travelers’ lives easier when trying to choose the perfect hotel.  What’s more is that our team has selected a limited number of the top hotels in each city for your viewing pleasure.  All that’s left for you to do is choose your destination, view our city blog, and be delighted by the insider tips, special offers, recommendations and more!

 

Cal Simmons

Cal Simmons

Founder & Publisher

Cal Simmons is one of the most trusted and recognized experts in the travel industry. In 1976, Cal founded Cal Simmons Travel, which became one of the top travel agencies in the country. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, and has served on the boards of several airlines, hotel companies and a rental car agency. Cal is also the co-founder and manager of three early-stage venture funds and in 2001, he co-authored the widely acclaimed investment guide, Every Business Needs an Angel, published by Random House. In 2002, he was appointed Chairman of the Virginia Tourism Corporation by the Governor of Virginia, and in that same year, published his first online travel guide, The Informed Traveler, which now reaches over 80,000 subscribers. Continuing his successes, he launched Five Star Alliance (FSA), an online agency featuring the world’s great hotels, in 2004. Recently, Cal launched www.SimmonsHotelGuides.com, a city by city collection of blogs featuring the world’s best hotels, as well as popular travel website www.TravelRedBook.com, which recommends top tour operators, travel agents and resources from across the globe. Cal also publishes www.TravelOnion.com, which offers consumers the best travel deals, contests, and blogs all in one place. E-mail: cal@simmonshotelguides.com or cal@travelredbook.com

Megan Keyser

Director of Sales and Marketing

Megan Keyser graduated from James Madison University in 2010 with a B.A. in Business Marketing. Originally from Warrenton,VA, Megan began her career upon graduation in the Washington, D.C. area. She acquired sales and marketing experience as a Technical Recruiter for TEKsystems, the number one ranked company within its field. Megan enjoys travelling with friends and family — especially to the Caribbean. She has a lifetime goal of visiting every continent in the world, and would love the opportunity to stay at some of the world’s best hotels as described in our blogs!
E-mail: megan@simmonshotelguides.com

Nathan Stone

Nathan Stone

Web Developer

Nathan Stone is the founder of ASAP WebWorks and serves as its principal consultant. He has over ten years of experience designing websites, managing networks and advising organizations on technology. His career includes work on Capitol Hill, Government, Startups and Higher Education. He has managed networks with ten offices and over 800 users, and web projects from under $1,000 to in excess of $100,000. Nathan holds and MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and a B.S. in Economics and Public Policy from Duke University.