January 2, 2016
Schulte Hospitality Group Announces Wally Brown as Vice President of Accounting
(LOUISVILLE, KY) – Wally Brown joined Schulte Hospitality Group on September 21, 2015 as Vice President of Accounting. His background includes over 20 years of audit, tax and consulting experience, primarily in the arena of public accounting.
Prior to joining Schulte, Wally spent the prior 13 years with a large, regional CPA & Advisory firm in the Louisville, KY area. Wally is a Certified Public Accountant, who graduated with a Master of Tax Accounting degree from the University of Alabama in 1994. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Western Kentucky University.
Wally and his wife, Tomara, currently reside in Louisville, Kentucky. Their elder son, Elliott, is a sophomore at DuPont Manual High School, and their younger son, Max, is in 6th grade at Meyzeek Middle School.
May 6, 2015
Re-Grand Opening Party Set For Newley Renovated Doubletree West Palm Beach Airport
Schulte Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the nearing completion of the $4.7 million renovation to the 175 room DoubleTree by Hilton located on Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach. The hotel is celebrating by hosting a Re-Grand Opening Party on Thursday, May 21st from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Guests are invited to celebrate the hotel’s new modern look and enjoy drinks, appetizers and tour the new guest rooms and public spaces.
The renovation includes all guest rooms, Fitness Center, a Business Center, new Made Market restaurant and lobby space for guests. It also renovated its facilities for meeting events up to 12 attendees. Schulte Hospitality Group took over operation of the hotel in May 2014.
About the Doubletree Hotel West Palm Beach – Airport
The Doubletree Hotel West Palm Beach – Airport, centrally located just off of I-95 and Okeechobee Blvd. In West Palm Beach, is less than a mile from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). The Doubletree by Hilton offers understated elegance and tastefully-appointed guest rooms and suites that boast a long list of guest amenities, generous work surfaces, luxurious Sweet Dreams Beds, and complimentary wireless high-speed internet access. Order freshly prepared meals in-room or enjoy casual dining at our new Market Made Restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Our airport hotel in West Palm Beach offers amenities like a heated outdoor pool in a lush, private courtyard and a well-equipped Fitness Center. For small meetings, our new boardroom sports a separate wifi network, 55 inch tv and connected oversized boardroom table that seats up to 12. See more at www.dtpalmbeach.com
April 15, 2015
Schulte Hospitality Group Celebrates Milestone 50 Hotels In Management Portfolio
Schulte Hospitality Group has reached a milestone 50 hotels in their management portfolio with the latest addition of two properties located in Napa, California closing on April 21st. Over the last 5 years Schulte Hospitality Group has been rapidly expanding their portfolio. Now, with over 50 hotels throughout 20 states across the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States, Schulte Hospitality has become one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in the Country. Schulte manages Schulte Hospitality’s most recent acquisitions include the Staybridge Suites Fairfield Napa Valley Area and Homewood Suites Fairfield Napa Valley Area.
September 30, 2014
Schulte Hospitality Group Announces Ray Mitchell As New Chief Human Resources Officer
Ray Mitchell joined Schulte Hospitality Group on September 29, 2014 the Company’s Chief Human Resources Officer. His background includes over 20 years of progressive, human resources leadership experience and 15 years of hospitality/restaurant experience. Mitchell has held several head of HR roles spanning multiple industries such as healthcare, financial services and retail. Most recently, Mitchell worked as the Chief People Officer for a regional restaurant franchise operating 200 restaurants among 6 national brands. He recently concluded a second term serving on the Board of Directors for Portland Christian School. Mitchell is a certified Professional of Human Resources, and has upheld this certification since 1998. He graduated with a Master of Science in Human Resources Leadership from Sullivan University in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from McKendree College.
January 21, 2014
Keith Alexander Appointed Vice President Of Operations
Schulte Hospitality Group today announced the promotion of Keith Alexander to Vice President of Operations effective immediately. As a seasoned hotelier, Mr. Alexander will help guide and oversee the company’s operational functions at the property level and ensure that the company continues to achieve Best in Class results for our investors. Keith brings 20 years of experience to the position, including extensive operational experience as a Regional VP of Operations for Schulte as well as General Manager and Managing Director positions for Schulte Hospitality, Associated Hotels, Noble Investment Group, and GF Management.
As Vice President of Operations, Keith will work very closely with our Chief Operating Officer and President/CEO. Keith Alexander’s new appointment exemplifies Schulte Hospitality Group’s commitment to development and promotion from within the company. “We added this new position to our senior leadership team to help ensure that our depth and resources are a step ahead of what is needed to maximize the short- and long-term performance of our existing properties and to be prepared to absorb new properties at the same time,” says Ray Schulte – COO. Given his extensive and varied leadership experience in hotel operations , Keith is exactly the kind of top-notch talent SHG needs to help us succeed as we continue to grow.
December 18, 2013
Two Springhill Suites Added To Schulte Portfolio
Schulte Hospitality announced the addition of two SpringHill Suites to their hotel management portfolio. The SpringHill Suites Burr Ridge and SpringHill Suites Elmhurst, both in the Chicago area, were acquired by SHG SCG Ventures, L.P., a joint venture portfolio between Schulte Hospitality Group and Starwood Capital Group, on December 16th. Both hotels feature 128 guest suites, small meeting facilities and spacious breakfast and lobby area. The new ownership plans on an estimate $2.0 million dollar renovation for both hotels by the end of 2014.
December 11, 2013
Renaissance Hotel Savery Joins Portfolio
The Renaissance Hotel Savery in Des Moines Iowa is the latest hotel to join the Schulte Hospitality Group portfolio. The Renaissance Des Moines is a historic landmark in Des Moines and was originally opened in 1919 on the site of a previous hotel. Originally known as the Hotel Savery and located in downtown Des Moines central to the city’s government, arts and entertainment and business districts, the hotel features BOS with a contemporary Midwest cuisine and the Coda Lounge. In addition, the hotel offers several banquet spaces for meetings and conferences, banquets and weddings. SHG SCG Ventures, L.P., a joint venture between Schulte Hospitality Group and Starwood Capital Group, acquired the hotel December 10th from Savery Hospitality. Schulte Hospitality CEO Darryl Schulte stated ” the hotel offers a unique lodging experience and compliments our growing full service portfolio”. The hotel will undergo an estimated $6 million renovation in 2014.
October 11, 2013
Schulte Adds Residence Inn Salisbury
The Residence Inn Salisbury is the latest addition to the Schulte Hospitality Group portfolio during a rapid time of growth. The 84 room extended-stay hotel has been acquired by SHG SCG Ventures, a joint venture between Schulte Hospitality Group and Starwood Capital, and make the total number of hotels in the venture at ten. Originally opened in 2007, the hotel features an outdoor pool, complimentary breakfast, and meeting space.
October 2, 2013
Courtyard Gulfport Added To SHG Portfolio
The Courtyard by Marriott Gulfport Beachfront is the latest hotel to be added to the Schulte Hospitality Group portfolio. The 148 room beach front hotel originally reopened in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina had come through and and almost completely demolished the hotel. The hotel features deluxe guest room accommodations, 7,500 square feet of meeting space and a magnificent lobby and is located just across the street from the beach. Schulte President and CEO Darryl Schulte stated “We are proud to have this hotel as a part of our family and look forward to the continued success in this partnership”.