Ron Wilson

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Ron Wilson, CEO, is a visionary who leads a corporate team of 20 with over 150 combined years experience in the hotel industry. For 25 years, Ron has led the growth of HIS from one employee to currently employing over 1,000 associates in HIS managed and owned hotels. Developing new hotels, conference centers, and golf courses is the pursuit of HIS. Redeveloping historic buildings such as St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan, YWCA in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Mount St. Alphonsus in Esopus, New York are passions. Taking proclaimed architecture and researching its best reuse and overseeing the conversion of these structures to innovative destinations or enhanced use facilities drives Ron’s hospitality commitment.

Ron holds a Master’s of Science degree in Finance from Walsh College and a Masters in Ministry from Michigan Theological Seminary. He received a BS degree and made the Dean’s list from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a major in Hotel Administration and a minor in Accounting and Spanish. He is a Certified Hotel Administrator and has authored “Feasibility Studies” for the 2007 revised Financial Management for the Hospitality Industry text book published by Pearson Prentice Hall. He started his career in the hotels’ food and beverage industry as a dishwasher, busboy, bartender and progressed to cook, banquet manager, assistant general manager, general manager, to Director of Hotel Investments for Eric Yale Lutz & Associates for several years.

Ron started HIS in 1989 and was successful assisting numerous banks with development, consulting, and receivership. He began to manage hotels and conference centers and found success turning around troubled hotels and bringing together teams committed to restoring hotels to their original intent or converting to proven hotel brands to achieve required results.

Additionally, Ron is a licensed Real Estate Broker; an approved State of Michigan Real Estate Continuing Education instructor; a speaker for the State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law section; a multi-engine instrument rated pilot with 2,000+ hours; and a board member of the Woodside Vision Foundation.

Press featuring and/or quoting Ron Wilson

07/18/2015 | “More Hotels Needed in Metro Detroit” – Crains
07/04/2015 | “Oakland County makes room for new hotels” – Crains
06/28/2015 | “Second tower planned for Detroit Pontchartrain” – Crains
01/21/2015 | “Empty Wurlitzer may be downtown’s latest boutique hotel” – Detroit News
11/04/2014 | “Can Adoba make comeback” – Crains
03/31/2014 | “Boutique hotel developers want to take travelers outside-and into-the box” – Crains
03/16/2014 | “Hotel squabble booked for court – Owner-operator battle over former Dearborn Hyatt” – Crains
12/02/2013 | “Softening Detroit area hotel occupancy may signal strong market” – Detroit News
01/30/2013 | “Former Pontchartrain among spring hotel openings near Detroit area convention ctrs ” – Detroit News
12/22/2012 | “Detroit Metro hotel occupancy rate in Nov unchanged from last year” – Detroit News
10/31/2012 | “Dearborn Hotel to remain open” – Detroit News
09/26/2012 | “Metro hotel occupancy rate hits 70 percent” – Detroit News
09/26/2012 | “Detroit News Article – Dearborn Hyatt to become a Radisson” – Detroit News
03/24/2012 | “Auto recovery lifts Metro Detroit hotel occupancy” – Detroit News
07/14/2011 | “Novi’s Showplace hopes to benefit from bill freezing property taxes“- Novi News
06/27/2011 | “Boutique hotel eyed for downtown’s Whitney Building” – Detroit News
05/30/2011 | “Occupancy rates rise at Metro Detroit hotels” – Detroit News
02/14/2011 | “Omni To Split Hotel” – Detroit News
10/17/2010 | Interviewed by Jack Krasula on WJR Click here to listen (note 10/17/2010).
09/24/2009 | “Qualtity Reigns for Hospitality Expert” – Detroit News

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