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Cultivating a strong culture.
Optimizing the hospitality experience.
Paving a path towards success.

Aligning our principles to create communities that thrive.

We are a full-service hospitality management company, providing services for all aspects of hotel management and operation. We believe people do business with people. And when they do, a strong partnership forms, paving a path towards success.

OUR PRINCIPLED APPROACH IS GUIDED BY OUR VALUES:

Passionate

We are passionate with a spirit to serve.

Excellence

We are committed to excellence that inspired results.

Adaptable

We adjust, adapt, and overcome.

Community

We are creators of collaborative communities invested in growth.

HUMBLE

We are humble, transparent, and trustworthy.

We Are PEACH

They guide how we work, who we work with and how we achieve success for our partners, team members and guests.

Proven experience with hospitality management and consulting

We use our experience and expertise to optimize the hospitality experience to drive exceptional performance for our guests, team members and partners, so that each may thrive in pursuit of their purpose.

OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

Ben Campbell

President, Chief Executive Officer
President, Chief Executive Officer
Ben Campbell

A dedicated team player whose unwavering commitment to pursuing excellence serves as a driving force.  Responsible for all aspects of the company, from sourcing investments to operations. Overseeing strategic development and deployment for a growing portfolio.

Under Ben’s previous leadership as COO, he secured Hospitality America’s first asset acquisition and four new hotel developments.  In preparation for Hospitality America’s growth period, Ben added key positions to the company’s leadership team while prioritizing the company’s award-winning culture. Ben’s strategic vision and dedication to excellence will continue to position Hospitality America as an industry leader.

“I have a clear vision for Hospitality America, shared by our leadership team, emphasizing our core values, which sets us apart and propels us towards the continual pursuit of excellence.

Ben is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and was a 4-year student-athlete on the Gardner-Webb baseball team. Ben is active in his local community where he serves on the boards of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association and Visit Greenville SC. Through his passion to serve Ben is also directly involved in the charities, Village Wrench and Dream Street.

Leigh Holloway

Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Leigh Holloway

A big-picture and analytical visionary. Responsible for deploying innovative revenue strategies to navigate complex market dynamics to maximize profitability. “I love digging into the data to learn what drives each market and leveraging this knowledge to better understand consumer behavior.”

Chris Cargen

Chairman, Board of Directors
Chairman, Board of Directors
Chris Cargen

A seasoned hotelier passionate about hospitality. “I believe that the hospitality industry continues to evolve, and I have an unwavering commitment to create unforgettable experiences for our guests.”

Since founding Hospitality America in 1995, Chris has been a force within the hospitality industry, cultivating the strong company culture the organization has today. Throughout Chris’ tenure, Hotel Business Magazine has consistently recognized Hospitality America as a Top 100 hospitality management company. The properties under his leadership have won numerous awards from Hilton and Marriott for their guest service and development success.

 

Preston Werner

Vice President, Finance
Vice President, Finance
Preston Werner

A dynamic leader, committed to cultivating financial excellence.  Preston is responsible for strategic positioning to drive the financial performance of hotel assets, providing unparalleled oversight for hotel owners seeking to maximize investment returns. “I see my role as more than numbers.  I am driven to elevate financial performance, ensuring that every investment not only yields returns, but also tells a story of prosperity and growth.”

Jon Jones

Vice President, People & Culture
Vice President, People & Culture
Jon Jones

A forward-thinking leader dedicated to producing change and challenging norms to foster employee success. Responsible for developing strategies to elevate the company’s ability to attract, retain, and develop top talent. “I believe that being intentional about cultivating an employee experience motivates and empowers team members to create exceptional guest experiences.”

Frank Cook

Frank Cook

Vice President, Operations
Frank Cook
Vice President, Operations
Frank Cook

A seasoned mentor, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence. Responsible for the operational success for our full-service and lifestyle hotels, interfacing with property teams to develop and execute strategies to optimize revenue generation, margin performance, and profitability. “I am passionate about excellence, collaborating with our hotel teams to achieve success.”

Daniel Lock

Vice President, Commercial Strategy
Vice President, Commercial Strategy
Daniel Lock

A motivating team builder, driving change and challenging the status quo. Responsible for aligning commercial disciplines with market opportunities and customer needs to influence profitability. “I love nothing more than turning ideas into reality in creative ways that inspire thought, action, and emotion.”

Daniel is a U.S. Air Force veteran and graduate of the University of South Carolina, earning a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Journalism.  Daniel has served in leadership roles in a number of charitable organizations, most recently as a Board Chair of the Ronald McDonald House of the Carolinas.

Ben Blackwell

Ben Blackwell

Assistant Vice President, Operations
Ben Blackwell
Assistant Vice President, Operations
Ben Blackwell

A motivating leader, empowering teams for collective success. Responsible for the operational success for our focused and select-service hotels, interfacing with property teams to develop and accomplish strategies to optimize revenue generation, margin performance, and profitability. “I am an enthusiastic advocate for teamwork and development with a commitment to mentorship.”

Jennifer Hopson

Corporate Director, Controller
Corporate Director, Controller
Jennifer Hopson

Detailed-oriented with a drive for excellence, a team leader focused on operational performance and producing high-quality work. “What I love about accounting is that even though it’s mostly predictable, it also evolves and challenges us to create more efficient processes.”

Hampton by Hilton
Baton Rouge Downtown

Services

Founded in 1995, Hospitality America brings over thirty years of asset management and fully integrated, total profit planning experience. With expertise in all facets of hotel operations, we are focused on positive employee engagement, exceptional guest experience and sustainable success for our partners.

Portfolio

Our portfolio reflects a preference for quality over quantity and a commitment to operational excellence. We have strong relationships with Hilton and Marriott, with expertise in each brand vertical. Our food and beverage partners include local and national brands, managed by award-winning industry leaders.

Brand
State

Motto by Hilton

Bentonville Downtown
Bentonville Downtown
Motto by Hilton

(Opening 2024)

175
3
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Hilton

Columbia Center
Columbia Center
Hilton
222
1
5,956
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville RiverPlace Downtown

Embassy Suites by Hilton

Greenville RiverPlace Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville RiverPlace Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville RiverPlace Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace
Embassy Suites By Hilton Greenville RiverPlace DowntownEmbassy Suites By Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace
Greenville RiverPlace Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton
156
2
5,500
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Hampton by Hilton

Miami Brickell
Miami Brickell
Hampton by Hilton
221
3,800
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Hampton by Hilton

Greenville Downtown RiverPlace
Greenville Downtown RiverPlace
Hampton by Hilton
115
1
750
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Hampton by Hilton

Kansas City Downtown Crossroads
Kansas City Downtown Crossroads
Hampton by Hilton
132
1
792
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Residence Inn by Marriott

Greenville
Greenville
Residence Inn by Marriott
138
1,000
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Hampton by Hilton

Miami Airport Blue Lagoon
Miami Airport Blue Lagoon
Hampton by Hilton
149
1
792
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Home2

Asheville Airport
Asheville Airport
Home2
112
180
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Hampton by Hilton

Roanoke Downtown
Roanoke Downtown
Hampton by Hilton
127
1,249
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SpringHill Suites

Marriott Roanoke
Marriott Roanoke
SpringHill Suites
127
1
856
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Hampton by Hilton

Miami Coconut Grove/Coral Gables
Miami Coconut Grove/Coral Gables
Hampton by Hilton
135
576
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TownePlace Suites

Asheville West
Asheville West
TownePlace Suites
104
285
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Hampton by Hilton

Ft. Lauderdale West/Pembroke Pines
Ft. Lauderdale West/Pembroke Pines
Hampton by Hilton
123
900
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Fairfield Inn by Marriott

Chicago/Bolingbrook
Chicago/Bolingbrook
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
96
700
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Hampton by Hilton

Columbia Historic District
Columbia Historic District
Hampton by Hilton
123
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Courtyard by Marriott

Baton Rouge Downtown
Baton Rouge Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott
135
1
935
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Hampton by Hilton

Baton Rouge Downtown
Baton Rouge Downtown
Hampton by Hilton
137
1250+
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TownePlace Suites

RDU Airport/Morrisville
RDU Airport/Morrisville
TownePlace Suites

(Opening 2024)

112
1,630
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Community

Building communities that thrive starts with a shared purpose and values, accountability and recognition, collaboration, transparency and rewarding efforts that strengthen our commitment to each other.

We’re proud to recognize our teams and team members who demonstrate their commitment to our core values.
We take pride in building our community
Community
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Benefits

Careers

Successful hospitality is accomplished by people for people, which is why at Hospitality America, we believe our people are the core to our success.

JOIN OUR TEAM AND DEVELOP
YOUR PASSION FOR PEOPLE.
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