Marshall Hotels & Resorts Assumes Management of 148-Room Best Western Plus University Inn & Conference Center in Clemson, S.C.

Marshall Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties nationwide, today announced that it has taken over management of the 148-room Best Western Plus University Inn & Conference Center in Clemson, S.C.  The hotel recently was purchased by Medalist Diversified REIT, a real estate investment trust specializing in value-add commercial real estate.  To celebrate the occasion, Marshall hosted a grand re-opening event where the hotel’s new dining concept, Tiger Blvd. Bistro, was unveiled.

“The Best Western Plus University Inn & Conference Center, with its proximity to Clemson University and its ability to better weather economic ‘hiccups,’ is an ideal addition to our growing, nationwide portfolio of third-party managed hotels,” said Mike Marshall, president and CEO, Marshall Hotels & Resorts. “This marks our 15th university-hotel, a specialty of ours, as well as our 14th conference center hotel.  This type of hotel requires a unique touch, and we look forward to helping the property improve both its guest satisfaction scores and bottom line for the new owners.”

Located at 1310 Tiger Blvd., less than one mile from Clemson University, the four-story hotel also provides 6,200 square feet of conference meeting space.  The hotel, the largest in the surrounding three-county area, underwent a massive renovation and repositioning during 2017-18 to the Best Western Plus brand, including relocating the pool to an outdoor setting, completely renovating the lounge and restaurant and upgrading guest rooms and high-speed internet access.

Hotel amenities include a 24/7 fitness center, self-service laundry and business center.  Guest rooms feature a 40” flat screen, high-definition television, mini-refrigerator, oversized work desk with multiple data ports and high-speed internet access.  The conference center consists of modern, flexible ballroom space, as well as an oversized atrium for groups and events of all sizes.  Guest may opt to dine at Tiger Blvd. Bistro, the hotel’s three-meal-daily restaurant serving good, Southern food, including biscuits & gravy, pimento cheese sandwiches and fried green tomatoes.

“General Manager Kathryn Campbell, a native of the Upstate with strong ties to the local community, is returning to the Clemson marketplace after a six year absence operating numerous, award-winning hotels across the country,” Marshall added.  “Over the course of her career, she’s won numerous awards for financial management and currently is completing her CHA certification.  With her admirable record managing such high profile hotels as the Hilton Garden Inn – Aiken, we are confident Kathryn is the right person to lead the Best Western Plus University Inn & Conference Center to its rightful position as the segment leader for the market.”

To further celebrate the opening, the management company donated dozens of tiger stuffed animals to children visiting the Joseph F. Sullivan Center.  “It is important to us to become active members of the community, and what better way to announce our arrival than reaching out to children experiencing their own ‘home away from home’ moments,” Campbell said.  “As the children undertake the path on the road to recovery, we wanted them to experience a taste of the southern hospitality we look forward to sharing with all the visitors to the area.”

About Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Salisbury, Md.-based Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has special expertise operating three- and four-star branded hotels and resorts, averaging 100 to 500 rooms, in urban and central business districts, as well as suburban/drive-to and resort locations.  In addition, the company has a proven track record managing independent resort and unique urban properties.  Marshall Hotels & Resorts has managed a wide array of leading hotel brands, including those under the Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, InterContinental Hotel Group, Hyatt, Carlson, Choice, Best Western and Wyndham flags.  Additional information may be found at the company’s Web site: www.marshallhotels.com.

Marshall Hotels & Resorts Continues Rapid Expansion of New York Metro-Area with Three Hotels Openings

Management Company Adds 68-Room Wingate by Wyndham New York Midtown South/5th Ave.; 79-Room La Quinta by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown; and 140-Room Wingate by Wyndham Long Island City Bottom of Form to Growing N.Y. Portfolio.

Marshall Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties nationwide, today announced the openings of three New York Metro-Area hotels: the 68-Room Wingate by Wyndham New York Midtown South/5th Ave.; 79-Room La Quinta by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown; and 140-Room Wingate by Wyndham Long Island City.  Marshall will operate the hotels on behalf of three different ownership entities.

“The addition of this trio of hotels brings our current NY Metro-Area portfolio to 11 hotels, though we have opened a total of 20 hotels in the area over the years,” said Mike Marshall, president and CEO, Marshall Hotels & Resorts. “Due to our growth in the area, our sales, operations and revenue management team members over these hotels all are based locally as we look forward to expanding further in New York City, as well as continuing to grow our presence nationally.”

Wingate by Wyndham New York Midtown South/5th Ave.
Nestled in the heart of Manhattan at 11 West 37th Street, the 18-story hotel is within walking distance of Madison Square Garden, Times Square and Central Park, including multiple dining and shopping options.  Guest room amenities include flat-screen HDTV with cable, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, desk, and ironing amenities.  The hotel also offers complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi and same-day dry cleaning service.

La Quinta by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown
The 22-story hotel is located at 333 West 38th Street, surrounded by such world-renowned attractions as Times Square, the Empire State Building and the Theater District, as well as the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and all three major airports (LaGuardia, JFK International and Newark Liberty International).  Hotel amenities include a fitness center, business center, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary, daily breakfast.  Rooms provide a flat-screen HDTV, oversized workspace, safe, ironing amenities, hair dryer and bottled water.

Wingate by Wyndham Long Island City
Located at 38-70 12th Street in Long Island City, the 16-floor Wingate by Wyndham Long Island City is located five miles from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and 14 miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).  With Skyline views of Manhattan, the hotel is convenient to Icahn Stadium and Arthur Ashe Stadium, as well as the F, N and W subway lines.  The hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi, business center and 24/7 fitness room.  Guest rooms are equipped with a mini-refrigerator, flat-screen HDTV, coffee maker, safe and ironing amenities.

About Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Salisbury, Md.-based Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has special expertise operating three- and four-star branded hotels and resorts, averaging 100 to 500 rooms, in urban and central business districts, as well as suburban/drive-to and resort locations.  In addition, the company has a proven track record managing independent resort and unique urban properties.  Marshall Hotels & Resorts has managed a wide array of leading hotel brands, including those under the Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, InterContinental Hotel Group, Hyatt, Carlson, Choice, Best Western and Wyndham flags.  Additional information may be found at the company’s Web site: www.marshallhotels.com.

Top Performers Honored at 2019 Marshall Hotels & Resorts Leadership Conference

Marshall Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties nationwide, today announced its top-performers from the 2019 Marshall Hotels & Resorts Leadership Conference held at the Holiday Inn Lancaster in Pa.

“One of the highlights of my position is commending our associates for all of the diligent work they accomplish throughout the year. As cliché as it sounds, we are nothing without our hardworking team,” said Mike Marshall, president and CEO, Marshall Hotels & Resorts. “Through their tireless efforts, Marshall has grown from 55 to 65 hotels since our last conference. The Marshall Hotels & Resorts Leadership Conference is the ideal arena for us collectively to take a moment and pat one another on the back, and to credit our top performing individuals and hotels.”

The event’s two most prestigious awards, the Charles L. Marshall Property Excellence Award and the Charles L. Marshall Excellence Award, are named after the company’s founder. The property excellence award winner is based on a combination of consistent leadership in market penetration, low employee turnover and year-over-year growth in both revenue and profits. The excellence award embodies the spirit of the company’s originator by consistently growing the GOP line and remaining within budgeted parameters no matter how difficult the situation presents itself.

The complete list of winners includes:

1. THE CHARLES L. MARSHALL PROPERTY EXCELLENCE AWARD 2018: The George Washington Hotel, A Wyndham Grand, Winchester, Va.
2. THE CHARLES L. MARSHALL EXCELLENCE AWARD 2018: Peter Donnelly
3. 2018 Best GOP as a Percentage of Budgeted GOP
a. FULL SERVICE: The George Washington Hotel, A Wyndham Grand, Winchester, Va.
b. SELECT SERVICE: The Bernic Hotel New York City, N.Y.
4. Best RevPAR Index for 2018
a. FULL SERVICE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Binghamton, N.Y.
b. SELECT SERVICE: Hampton Inn & Suites South, Fredericksburg, Va.
5. Accounting Excellence 2018
a. FULL SERVICE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Binghamton, N.Y.
b. SELECT SERVICE: Appomattox Inn & Suites, Appomattox, Va.
6. Sales Team of the Year 2018: Grand Hotel & Spa, Ocean City, Md.
7. People-Focused Leadership Excellence 2018: Jenifer Prokofiew, Hampton Inn, Salisbury, Md.
8. Performance Excellence 2018: George Metz
9. DOS of the Year 2018
a. FULL SERVICE: Patty Weist, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Binghamton, N.Y.
b. SELECT SERVICE: Bonnie Goodman, The Bernic Hotel New York City, N.Y.
10. GM Rookie of the Year: Andres Orozco, The Bernic Hotel New York City, N.Y.
11. GM Regional MVPs
a. Christine Sigler, Hampton Inn & Suites/Wyndham Garden Inn Marietta Atlanta North, Ga.
b. Steve Mitchell, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Youngstown Downtown, Ohio
c. Chris Porrazzo, Staybridge Suites Philadelphia Valley Forge 422, Royersford, Pa.
d. Dennis Marcinik, The Virginian Hotel Lynchburg, Curio Collection by Hilton, Va.

About Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Salisbury, Md.-based Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has special expertise operating three- and four-star branded hotels and resorts, averaging 100 to 500 rooms, in urban and central business districts, as well as suburban/drive-to and resort locations. In addition, the company has a proven track record managing independent resort and unique urban properties. Marshall Hotels & Resorts has managed a wide array of leading hotel brands, including those under the Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, InterContinental Hotel Group, Hyatt, Carlson, Choice, Best Western and Wyndham flags. Additional information may be found at the company’s Web site: www.marshallhotels.com.