Category Archives: Hospitality

OTO Development Expands Managed Portfolio: Company adds 7 new property management contracts

As one of America’s fastest-growing private companies, OTO Development expands consistently via smart developments and savvy operations – for itself as well as an increasing number of hotel ownership groups. The Spartanburg SC-based hospitality company develops, owns and operates its own portfolio of upscale select-service hotels while also lending its expertise to third-party leftrailmanagement clients…
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High Spirits Hospitality adds Director of Human Resources

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- High Spirits Hospitality has added Sarah Lusk as its Director of Human Resources. A graduate of Furman University, Lusk’s primary responsibilities will be in the hiring process, employee relations, compliance and the training of the High Spirits Hospitality staff. Lusk previously work in a similar position with Human Technologies (HTI) in the…
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Saskatoon Restaurant Announces New Nine-Acre Greenville Development With Northwestern Lodge Feel and Expanded Event Center

Greenville, S.C. – Edmund Woo, Upstate restaurateur and owner of Saskatoon restaurant, recently announced a planned nine-acre development along the Haywood Rd corridor that will serve as the new home for the expanded Saskatoon restaurant and new event center. The development, with estimated investment of approximately $2.5 million, is located at the corner of Haywood…
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Hilton 2016 Development of the Year Award

GREENVILLE, SC – June 2017 – Windsor Aughtry Hotel Group of Greenville, SC, is the recipient of Hilton’s 2016 Development of the Year Award presented at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference for the Embassy Suites by Hilton located in Greenville’s Downtown RiverPlace. The hotel is owned by RiverStreet Lodging, LLC, developed by Windsor…
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OTO Wins Hilton Developer of the Year Award

Company honored for innovation in opening, operating focused service hotels SPARTANBURG SC (JUNE 19, 2017) -- OTO Development, a Johnson Management company, has been named Hilton’s Developer of the Year in the Focused Service category. The company earned this distinction for four Hilton-branded properties in California that opened in 2016: Hampton Inn & Suites LAX…
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AC Hotel Spartanburg Announces Rooftop Restaurant Partner

[caption id="attachment_14878" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Image by Craig Gaulden Davis[/caption] 'Level 10' to Put Southern Twist on European-Inspired Dining with Small Plates, Unique Cocktails SPARTANBURG SC (JUNE 16, 2017) -- OTO Development, a Johnson Management company, has announced the much-anticipated rooftop restaurant coming to AC Hotel Spartanburg. Level 10, a Rick Erwin Dining Group concept, will…
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Commerce Club Welcomes New Executive Chef

Commerce Club announced today that Steve Doliget has recently joined the Commerce Club as Executive Chef. Steve moved to Greenville from Chicago, where he held positions at the Ritz-Carlton as well as a private country club. Originally from France, Steve worked both in Paris and the French Alps prior to his time in Chicago. He…
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Spartanburg Marriott Receives ELITE Award from Marriott International; Named Property Sales Team of the Year

[caption id="attachment_13977" align="alignnone" width="800"] Photo of the Spartanburg Marriott Sales Team: Pictured Left to right, David Sundermann, Michelle Mathis, Tiffany Ford, Crystal Pace, Lindsay Harris, Jessica Dase, Rachel Wile.[/caption] Cincinnati, OH — May 3, 2017 — Winegardner & Hammons Hotel Group, LLC is proud to announce that the Spartanburg Marriott Hotel, Spartanburg, SC has been…
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Liquid Catering brings on new sales manager

[caption id="attachment_13845" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jennifer Fowlkes[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C. – Liquid Catering has named Jennifer Fowlkes as Sales Manager of the Upstate’s premier special event bartending company. A native of Greenville, Fowlkes graduated from College of Charleston with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2015. Prior to her current role, she worked in sales…
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