Midas Hospitality Manager Named Hotelier of the Year


Regional leader honored by South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association

(St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 8, 2017) Michael Heater, Regional Operations Leader and Brand Manager at Midas Hospitality, was recently named “Hotelier of the Year” by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) and its Greater Greenville chapter. The award honors the best leaders in the area’s hospitality industry.

Heater has over 25 years of experience in hospitality and currently oversees nine hotels for Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group headquartered in St. Louis, MO. Heater started his career with Midas when he opened the Candlewood Suites Hotel in Greenville, SC as General Manager. Due to the success of the hotel under Heater’s leadership, Midas Hospitality is developing its second hotel in the area, The Legacy Suites, which will open in 2018.

Pictured from left to right is Sandra Solomon, Director of Sales at Candlewood Suites Greenville, SC; Kurt Furlong, Executive VP & Principal – Sales & Marketing at Midas Hospitality; son Griffin Heater; Michael Heater, award winner and Regional Operations Leader and Brand Manager at Midas Hospitality; wife Robin Heater; Stephanie Knauf, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Greenville, SC; Elaine Bennett, Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Clemson, SC, and; Michelle Traynum, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Clemson, SC.

“Michael is a hands-on leader who deserves this recognition based on his outstanding track record,” said Rob Willard, President and Principal at Midas Hospitality. “We are extremely proud of his tireless work and his steadfast dedication in making our hotels an enjoyable experience.”

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 40 hotels in 14 states. The company serves global brands including Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood. Midas Hospitality’s headquarters are located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, Mo. For more information, call (314) 692-0100 or visit http://www.midashospitality.com.