See who all of the 2016 award winners are in the CPBJ press release HERE.
Check out the link to the Hilton press release here.
We’re a little excited about starting construction of our first-ever TRU by Hilton hotel, in Lancaster, PA just two blocks from our new Farfield Inn & Suites Lancaster East.
(Participants from left to right are Mike Funck, Wohlsen Construction; David Hogg, CEO of Springwood Hospitality; Stephanie Shelton, Corporate Director of Marketing, Springwood Hospitality; Rob Dietrich, E.V.P., Springwood Hospitality: Tripp Mclaughlin, TRU Brand Manager at Hilton Worldwide; Justin Shelton, Pres. of Springwood Hospitality.)
Editor’s note: Stephanie definitely got the most air, followed by Dave who is only nine weeks off of a total hip replacement. Not that we’re competitive or anything – just sayin’.
For the second time in five years, Springwood has made the Central Penn Business Journal list of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies (see link here) in central Pennsylvania.
In 2011 we were included with Springwood Real Estate Services, and our combined growth put us at #37 the list. This time, it’s Springwood Hospitality on its own; Springwood Real Estate Services sold substantially all of its operations two years ago. We’ll have to wait until the awards banquet to see our ranking on this year’s list.
We’re setting all sorts of new company records for growth and profitability. It’s exciting to be working with so many new associates who truly fit the Springwood culture, and to be working exclusively with Hilton and Marriott brands. It’s also exciting to be serving so many new investors, and to have several new banking relationships.
We’re building the best hotel company in the United States, and last year’s growth was an important step on that path. Please consider joining with us – as an investor, a lender, or an associate – as we build a truly great hotel company, right here in central Pennsylvania.
Justin Shelton recently did a great interview with the Lancaster, PA newspaper, explaining why we’re developing in that thriving county. Here’s the article.
He didn’t mention that we’re also working on a Home2 Suites by Hilton in Lancaster, as well…
I look to National Real Estate Investor magazine for concise information on the state of major real estate industry segments. It caught my eye today when I saw this NREI article on the U.S. hospitality industry . This article puts forth the most optimistic assessment on the near-term future of the segment that I’ve seen recently.
We at Springwood continue to be bullish on our sector, as well. We expect recent growth rates to begin to begin decline in upcoming years, but our growth has been so robust for so long that a slightly reduced growth rate still paints a bold picture for the industry for quite a while.
Springwood’s Hampton Inn & Suites Hershey Near the Park. on Route 39 Hershey Road North, has just been honored by TripAdvisor.com as a 2016 Travelers’ Choice winner! This award is based on the reviews and opinions of the TripAdvisor global travel community, and is the highest honor given by TripAdvisor.
The Hampton was one of only 25 hotels in the country to receive the award in the “Family Category – United States.” You may be surprised that the list of 25 also includes Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Aulani Resort, and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. It’s wonderful being in such fine company.
Tripadvisor.com is one of the most ruthless and transparent guest-feedback sites in the world. And now, in the eyes of guests who have actually stayed here, this Springwood hotel is one of the most highly regarded in the United States.
Congratulations to everyone on the Springwood team who made this high honor happen!