Springwood Hospitality Announces Leadership Changes

The press release below was released to the public today. We are excited about what Springwood’s future holds for our guests, associates and investors.

David Hogg, Justin Shelton and Molly Jensen

YORK, PA, March 1, 2023 — Springwood Hospitality, a York, PA-based hotel development and management company, recently announced organizational changes. Earlier this year President Justin Shelton assumed ownership from founder and partner David Hogg, who will remain actively involved as Springwood’s Development Specialist. Hogg is also mentoring an expanded development team to help accelerate the company’s growth.

Springwood and its affiliates have profitably developed 34 projects worth more than $360 million in central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and Maryland. They have helped high-net-worth entities and individuals invest $140 million of private capital in these projects. Springwood has been honored with many awards from Hilton and Marriot, including Hilton’s Multi-Brand Developer of the Year award for North America, plus numerous other awards from TripAdvisor, the Central Penn Business Journal, the United Way, and others.

Justin Shelton partnered with David Hogg and joined Springwood Hospitality as President in 2009. Shelton recently purchased Hogg’s remaining 50% interest and became CEO. According to Hogg and Shelton, it was always the goal for Shelton to eventually take the reins, and for Hogg to remain involved to lend his expertise and mentorship.

A dynamic leader, Shelton had an extensive history in hospitality before coming to Springwood, landing his first General Manager position before his 21st birthday. In 2013, he was honored as one of the Central Penn Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 winners.  

Shelton served on the prestigious Hilton Owner’s Advisory Council and through his distinguished service with the Tru Brand and Springwood’s award-winning development and operation of several Home2 Suites hotels, Hilton honored him with his current position on the Advisory Council of Hilton’s hottest brand Home2 Suites. Shelton is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management and a Marketing minor.

“I am thrilled to have Justin at the helm,” said David Hogg. “He has driven most company decisions for years, with industry-recognized excellence that has substantially benefitted our team and our investors. I believe his leadership will deliver the best possible future for Springwood Hospitality.”

Other organizational shifts include the promotion of Director of Operations, Molly Jensen, to company Vice President. A true professional and industry expert, Molly methodically worked her way up through the ranks of hospitality management, starting at the front desk. Another Central Penn Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award winner, Jensen has been instrumental in ensuring that Springwood properties maintain award-winning status by consistently delivering outstanding accommodations and exceptional guest experiences in her ten years with the company.

“It is a true pleasure to officially announce Molly’s well-deserved promotion. She has been such an asset to Springwood from day one,” said Justin Shelton. “Her success is a blend of her love and understanding of the industry, her incredible work ethic, and her relationship-building skills. She’s an incredibly well-rounded mother and dedicated community member, and she’s an inspiration to all who know her.”

In reference to what is next for Springwood Hospitality, Shelton says “I am thrilled to be where we are today, and I’ve had the best possible partner in Dave Hogg. With our exceptional leadership team, we are well-positioned for success – both for the company and our investors. Together we will continue to forge new relationships, maximize our potential, and live our dreams of developing and managing award-winning hotels that provide an excellent return to our investors.”

About Springwood Hospitality

Springwood Hospitality is an award-winning Hilton and Marriott-branded hotel development and management company headquartered in York, Pennsylvania. Springwood and its affiliates have profitably developed 34 projects worth more than $360 million in central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and Maryland. Winning more development awards from Hilton and Marriott than any other Pennsylvania-based company, Springwood has also been honored with numerous brand awards for management and guest service excellence. Springwood raises its development equity from a loyal and growing group of high-net-worth investors looking to diversify their portfolios by adding positions in quality, privately held hotels.

As a leader and innovator in the hotel development and management industry, Springwood Hospitality upholds the highest standards of excellence in serving its customers, investors, and associates by always doing what is fair and right. Learn more about Springwood’s Essentials.

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