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Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. Announces Management of
Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park

CINCINNATI – February 1, 2011 – Winegardner & Hammons, Inc., one of the nations leading hotel management companies, today announced that it has been selected to manage the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg, SC.  WHI was selected by the new owners of the hotel, Greenville-based Southern Hospitality Group.  “We realize how important the hotel is to the community and to future development and we are pleased to have acquired one of the finest hotels in the state” said president Andrew Cajka of SHG.
Located in downtown Spartanburg, SC at 299 North Church Street, the 247 room hotel offers the Upstate’s largest hotel and conference center with meeting facilities totaling 30,000 square feet, 27 flexible event rooms, 3 board rooms and a ballroom that will accommodate up to 1,500 attendees. 
WHI brings over 50 years of independent hotel management experience to Spartanburg and has been the recipient of an unprecedented 12 consecutive Marriott Partnership Circle Awards and 4 consecutive Gallup Great Workplace Awards. Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. has considerable third party management experience: the company has provided management services to over 75 hotels with 23 different ownership groups over the last 25 years. With the addition of the Spartanburg Marriott, WHI now has a total of 28 hotels in its portfolio with 16 Marriott hotels and includes full service, all-suite, extended stay and conference center hotels.     
“We are excited to have been selected as the manager of this outstanding hotel and conference center in Spartanburg. It is a great addition to our portfolio of third party managed hotels”, said Keith W. Daub, President and COO of Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. 
About Winegardner & Hammons, Inc.
Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. has more than 50 years as a full-service hotel management company with a reputation for progressive and successful hospitality management. The WHI owned/managed portfolio includes resorts, all-suite, extended-stay, full service and conference center hotels in many diverse markets across the United States. WHI currently manages 28 hotels in the United States and is affiliated with most major hotel brands including Marriott, Hilton and Intercontinental Hotel brands. For information about WHI and third party management services, visit our website at or contact Keith W. Daub, President and COO at or 513-891-1066.  
About Southern Hospitality Group
Southern Hospitality is a Limited Liability Corporation founded in 1998. The company has developed and managed franchise hotels affiliated with most major brands including Hilton, Marriott, Holiday Inn as well as USFS and Cendant Corporation. For more information visit our website at
About Marriott International, Inc.
Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information.  For more information or reservations, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit
For more information on the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park visit call 864-596-1211 or visit

Mike Conway
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