December 22, 2012
December 22, 2012 “Detroit Metro hotel occupancy rate in November unchanged from last year.”
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Ron Wilson’s Bio
December 3, 2012
Hotel Investment Services, Inc. is deeply saddened by the devastating fire that destroyed the main building of our Michillinda Lodge property early yesterday morning. The hotel was closed for the season and we are grateful that no one was injured in this terrible tragedy.
Michillinda Lodge is a beautiful and well-loved historic 110 year old property and a favorite vacation spot for many. We appreciate the thoughts of support and prayers we have received from our loyal guests and ask you to pray for all who have strong ties to this property and community.
Our Chief Operating Officer, Area Manager, and General Manager of the hotel are on site and assisting with investigation. We will release more information as facts become clear.
Chief Executive Officer
Hotel Investment Services, Inc.
October 22, 2012
Andrea Pacheco, Director of Sales at our Fairfield Inn and Suites Detroit-Livonia, formed a team on behalf of the Fairfield Inn & Suites in this year’s Relay For Life at Schoolcraft College on Friday Night October 26th. Our team, Fairfield Inn-Credibles, would love it if you’d join them. It’s a small commitment with a very big impact.
Being on an American Cancer Society Relay For Life team is an amazing experience. It’s fun, moving, and rewarding, and if you join us, I can guarantee you’ll have an awesome time.
Click here to join our team (or to donate).
October 2, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012 – Ron Wilson, CEO was featured in the Detroit News, Business Section article, “Metro hotel occupancy rate hits 70%, the highest since ’00″
Metro Detroit’s hotel industry cashed in on a hot, sunny summer by filling more rooms than it has in a decade and charging more for the privilege.
The region’s hotel occupancy rate hit 70 percent in August, the highest rate since 71.4 percent in August 2000 — the end of the dot.com technology boom, according to STR, a Hendersonville, Tenn.-based hotel industry information company. The occupancy rate increased 2.3 percent from a year ago.
August’s growth followed Detroit area occupancy rates of 68.7 percent in July and 70.4 percent in June that also were up from a year ago.
Occupancy rates of 70 percent or higher usually produce profits, experts say.
“We have 15 hotels in our portfolio, and we are seeing the same thing both in Southeast Michigan and throughout the state,” said Ron Wilson, CEO of Troy-based Hotel Investment Services Inc. and an industry consultant, in an email. HIS manages 11 hotels in Michigan.
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Julie Wahl, Corporate Accountant, worked as an accountant for various companies in Michigan and North Carolina prior to joining Hospitality Investment Services in September 2012. Julie is responsible for the Financial Statements each month for the DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City Riverfront, MI; Staybridge Suites, Novi, MI; Fairfield Inn & Suites, Livonia, MI; Harborview Inn, Mackinac Island, MI and JPMM Hospitality. Julie has held several hotel positions including a banquet server, front desk rep, night auditor, front desk supervisor, sales assistant and operations manager. Julie received her BSBA in Hospitality Services Administration from Central Michigan University.