Do you have it?
At White Lodging, you’ll discover an atmosphere that complements your ambition, and isn’t shy about rewarding your achievements.
- 165 premium branded hotels in 19 states coast-to-coast
- 2 dedicated divisions for full and select service
- In excess of $750 million in active development over the next 28 months
- Management of North America’s largest JW Marriott in Austin with 1,012 rooms.
- 78 percent of our general managers and 80 percent of regional vice presidents and regional directors of operations are internal promotions.
- Our Learning Department that's been recognized by "Training" magazine as a member of its Top 125 more than 6 times in the last decade.
But we don't just work in the communities where our hotels are located, we're committed to making them better. We've also donated more than $500,000 to to Back on My Feet, a non profit organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness make real change that results in employment and independent living.
What can White Lodging offer you? How about unparalleled benefits.
- Full medical, dental and vision insurance
- 401K matching fund program
- Relocation assistance
- Complimentary and discount hotel rooms across the country
"Everything the company values matched what I valued. I had a job offer from a brand, but I sat down with my parents and we talked about White Lodging's growth. I could be 25 and be a general manager. That opens a lot more doors than where I would be with a brand." -Sarah Drews, Penn State grad 2013
What's the difference between working for a management company like White Lodging and a hotel brand?
Over the last fifty-seven years the hotel business has changed significantly; let’s use Marriott and White Lodging as examples:
- 1957- Marriott (Public company) opens its first hotel, they own the brand name, they manage the hotel, and they own the hotel.
- 1985- White Lodging (Private company) founded as a management company.
- 1988- Marriott makes a strategic decision to get out of the real estate business and no longer own hotels. Marriott becomes a brand and management company.
- 1990- Marriott decides to franchise its brands for other companies to build and manage to grow its distribution.
- 1990- White Lodging becomes a developer and management company of hotels. White Lodging becomes the first franchisee of the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott and the second franchisee of Courtyard by Marriott hotels.
- 2000- Marriott grows it brand portfolio to nine brands (Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, Marriott, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, Springhill Suites, Town Place Suites, and Fairfield inn and Suites) and focuses on its role as a franchiser, managing under 50 percent of its branded hotels.
- 2006- White Lodging sells 99 hotels for $1.7 billion dollars and retains 40-year management contracts on the assets. White Lodging becomes the only third party management company in the world to have the majority of their portfolio with long term contracts. This transaction allows White Lodging to invest in its infrastructure, continue to develop more hotels, and be seen by Wall Street as an institutional management company, the same as the brands.
- 2008- Despite the start of an economic recession, White Lodging financed the $350 million, 1,005-room JW Marriott Indianapolis internally. The hotel opened in 2011, won Marriott’s hotel opening of the year, and was selected by industry developers as the ALIS Global Development project of the year in the hospitality business.
- 2010- White Lodging sells another 16 hotels to Apple REIT and retains long term management agreements.
- 2013- White Lodging has $750 million in active projects under development, manages $3.5 billion in assets, and over $1 billion in revenue.
- 2015- White Lodging opens the JW Marriott Austin Downtown and the Westin Austin Downtown
The industry continues to specialize with large public companies, REIT’s, and Private Equity owning hotels, brand companies continuing to add more brands to their portfolio to drive fee income, and management companies continuing to manage an ever growing share of hotels.
Today, White Lodging manages the following brands; JW Marriott, Marriott, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, Springhill Suites, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Homewood Suites, Hilton Garden Inns, Hampton Inn and Suites, Westin, Sheraton, Aloft, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Sleep Inn, Radisson, Fridays, and Starbucks.
White Lodging now manages hotels for most of the largest owners of hotels in the United States, including Host Hotels and Resorts, RLJ Lodging Trust, Apple REIT Companies, Blackstone, LaSalle Hotel Properties and Summit Hotels.