Hotel Hartness Announces Josh Hamlin as Director of Food and Beverage

Hotel Hartness announced the appointment of Josh Hamlin as Director of Food and Beverage. In this role he will oversee Hotel Hartness’ food and beverage department to include the fine-dining restaurant Patterson Kitchen + Bar, The Captain, an intimate bar located inside the Hartness Manor, the full-service Spa H, and over 16,000 square feet of dedicated space for meetings and events. A boutique hotel uniquely located within the 449-acre award-winning Hartness community, Hotel Hartness will offer a luxurious and idyllic retreat in proximity to downtown Greenville. The hotel will be managed by Hay Creek Hotels and is set to open this winter.

“Josh has a reputation for delivering high standards and he has a clear passion for ensuring guest expectations are not only met but exceeded. With his professional experience, leadership skills and hospitality knowledge, I am confident he will be an excellent addition to Hotel Hartness,” said Albert Mertz, General Manager at Hotel Hartness.

As Food and Beverage Director, Hamlin will lead the food and beverage program at Hotel Hartness, including building the culinary service teams to deliver a superior and distinct dining experience across all the of property’s dining outlets. He will also collaborate with Executive Chef Tanner Marino to create menus for Patterson Kitchen + Bar, The Captain, and Spa H, in addition to banquet menus.

“I’m excited to return to Greenville and have the opportunity to work with this amazing group of dedicated professionals at Hotel Hartness. The food and beverage offerings promise to be unique and exquisite, and I am honored to be a part of the pre-opening and opening team,” said Hamlin.

Hamlin brings with him nearly two decades of experience in managing food and beverage operations for several notable hotels and resorts. He comes to Hotel Hartness most recently from Spring Hill Suites Marriott & Towneplace Suites in Winter Garden, Florida where he served as Complex Director of Food and Beverage for the 496-room complex with 7,000 square feet of meeting space. Hamlin is no stranger to Greenville and his experience also includes working at Aloft Greenville Downtown where he was integral to its pre-opening and opening success as Director of Food and Beverage. At Aloft, Hamlin also oversaw the development of menus, recipes and signature cocktails for W XYZ® Bar and Re:fuel.

Hotel Hartness, situated within the award-winning Hartness community and projected to open this winter, will offer 73 guest rooms, an executive conference center, waterside dining, and a luxury spa. It is located on South Highway 14 between Pelham and Woodruff roads - conveniently located on Greenville's urban edge adjacent to the I-85 corridor, ten miles from downtown and five miles from GSP Airport. For more information on Hotel Hartness, visit

Founded in 2005 and based in Exeter, New Hampshire, Hay Creek Hotels is a leader in upscale independent full-service lodging and dining. Guided by international hospitality industry veterans, the company prides itself on a unique combination of award-winning dining experiences, exceptional guest service, and contemporary accommodations. The company offers a full spectrum of technical and third-party management services to boutique hotel owners and developers. Hay Creek Hotels combines decades of industry expertise with fully integrated management systems specifically designed for full-service upscale and luxury-oriented hotels, inns, and resorts. For more information, please visit

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