About Us

The first franchise of Fairfield Inn & Suites in Merrillville, IN

The History of White Lodging

Our History

Since 1985, when Bruce White started the company with a single hotel, White Lodging has been driven by strategic growth and genuine care for guests, associates and owners. Because of these characteristics, White Lodging has become a trusted hospitality partner for the industry’s premium brands, including Marriott International. White Lodging was the first franchisee of Fairfield Inn & Suites and one of the earliest franchisees of Courtyard by Marriott hotels.

White Lodging has continued to make innovative and strategic business decisions in key markets and nourished existing partnerships, resulting in sustained, profitable growth. Original partnerships, such as the one with Marriott International, continue to thrive, and new partnerships have blossomed with Global Hyatt, Starwood and Hilton. To date, White Lodging is the largest manager of Residence Inns, Courtyard by Marriotts and Hilton Garden Inns in the United States. As the vision grows, White Lodging will continue to strengthen these partnerships as they develop and manage hotels and restaurants together. 

Since our inception, White Lodging has developed and project managed more than 120 premium branded hotels, a more than $2.5 billion investment. The brands continue to value their relationships with us because they know we consistently build quality hotels that meet and exceed their standards, and they value our experience of owning and managing hotels.

Our growth has been steady and constant. From 1985 to 1995, White Lodging managed 16 hotels, and from 1995 to 2005, that number grew to management of 87 hotels. From 2005 to the end of 2016, White Lodging will be managing over 160 hotels.

White Lodging enjoys working with some of the titans of the hospitality industry and is selective in adding more partnerships that tie into its core values. We offer superior hotel experiences with leading hotel brands at all of our properties nationwide. The company’s evolution includes significant hotel management and development achievements and milestones.