Prestige Hospitality opens new office in Southeastern U.S.

The Wick in Hudson, N.Y., a member of Prestige Hospitality Group's portfolio. Photo credit: Prestige Hospitality Group

James C. Frenis, CEO of Prestige Hospitality Group, announced the expansion of the company's team, as well as the launch of a new office in Charlotte, N.C.

Headquartered in Albany, N.Y., PHG's North Carolina location allows PHG to pursue new development and third-party management opportunities throughout the southeast region.

“PHG has experienced significant geographic growth over the past few years,” Frenis said in a statement. “Our presence in North Carolina is an important step in our continued expansion throughout the southeastern U.S. market.”


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Robin W. Hottle will lead PHG’s Southeast operations. Hottle has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including 15 years in franchise service with Choice Hotels International. As managing director of PHG’s North Carolina office, Hottle will seek new and existing hospitality opportunities where PHG’s comprehensive approach to site selection, brand promotion and operational management will maximize the return on investment for owners and developers.

“Rob’s exceptional industry experience and strong leadership skills are ideally suited for our new office,” Justin D. Smith, president of PHG, said in a statement. “We are energized by his enthusiasm and expertise, and we are confident that PHG will continue its successful pattern of growth.”

Prestige Hospitality Group owns, develops and manages hotels and hospitality properties. PHG is a full-service company providing hotel development and management services focused on people, product and performance. PHG provides operational, financial and strategic management services for a mixed portfolio of franchised and independent full-service and select-service hotels. PHG currently manages hotels in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois and South Carolina.

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