TownePlace Suites Fort Wayne North General Manager Achieves Certification
Dana Wilson, General Manager at TownePlace Suites Fort Wayne North, has achieved certification as a Marriott Access Edge Coach. Marriott Access Edge training is required for all Marriott general managers to complete, however, Dana took this a step further by becoming a Marriott Certified Coach. She will now be training other general managers and sales leaders on this course that they need to complete in their first year with the company. This is a significant achievement and we are very proud to have Dana as a member of our team.
GHS Indianapolis property teams joined forces this holiday season to volunteer at Toys for Tots
The mission of Toys for Tots is to assist the U.S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas.
The Indy property teams helped bring the joy of Christmas to less fortunate children this season, and we could not be more proud of their work.
The Fort Myers team celebrated the holidays by spreading cheer and lending a hand at the Harry Chapin Food Bank
The Harry Chapin Food Bank feeds 28,000 children, families, seniors and veterans each week. Their mission is to lead their community in the fight to end hunger and the Fort Myers team couldn't think of a better cause to lend a hand to this holiday season. We are proud to have property teams who are always looking to give back to their communities.
Fort Wayne TownePlace Suites raises money this holiday season to make blankets for Charis House shelter
By selling cookies, the Fort Wayne team raised money throughout November in order to buy supplies to make tie blankets for the Chairs House this holiday season. Charis House is an emergency shelter for women and women with children who are experiencing homelessness. The restorative programs that they offer equip women to find jobs and housing, navigate life’s challenges, and experience emotional stability.
The Fort Wayne team made a total of 13 blankets to give to the children of Charis House. The team then celebrated their work with a holiday party.
Petoskey Hampton Inn & Suites Celebrates the Holidays with Office Party & Visit to Local Nursing Home
Our Petoskey team celebrated the holidays with a terrific party! There were games, prizes, and even a secret Santa. They then wrapped up the party with a night of bowling. Our property teams work so hard throughout the year to provide exceptional customer experience that we love to see when they get to spend time team-building and enjoying time together.
The General Manager also decided to give back and spread holiday cheer by making Christmas cookies not only for their hotel guests but also for a local senior living center. They decorated over 200 cookies and took them to the nursing home - distributing them while visiting with the residents.
Warsaw Hampton Inn Team Spreads Holiday Cheer to Local Nursing Home
Our warsaw team got into the holiday spirit by creating homemade cards and baked cookies to deliver to a local nursing home. Collectively as a team, they feel blessed to be able to go out and celebrate the holiday season with family and friends, so they wanted to bring some holiday cheer to the local residents.
The residents gladly welcomed the Warsaw team and enjoyed their company. It's safe to say that everyone's season was made a little brighter!
GHS supports Our Greater Good this holiday season
At the Good Hospitality Services annual holiday party, Our Greater Good was presented with a donation that will help them continue to provide services to those in need in Valparaiso.
As an active member of the Valparaiso community and government, President of GHS, Jeff Good, wanted to do something meaningful - something that would make a difference in the lives of people here in Valparaiso. The mission statement of Our Greater Good is one that stood out, and he wanted GHS to be a part of that. "Our children are the future, and these programs have made a positive impact on so many families," said Jeff.
There is a day-to-day struggle many communities in our country face, including affordable housing, substance abuse, and single-parent households struggling to make ends meet. Fortunately, in our community here in Porter County, these issues do not go unnoticed.
Pastor Garner Tullis, along with his partners Joe Ubben and Natalie Wilson, took the initiative to create Our Greater Good, a nonprofit organization based in Northwest Indiana. Their enterprises are focused on strengthening families and doing whatever it takes to see that every child in the area has great opportunities and advocates to help them reach their full potential. With this mission in mind, Our Greater Good has developed programs to work alongside schools and families, to accomplish these goals. To learn more about Our Greater Good, visit: https://www.ourgreatergood.com/
This holiday season, GHS wants to thank Our Greater Good for all that they do in continuing to support and improve our community!
GHS Enhances Its Development Services
The development services division of Good Hospitality Services is specialized in working with you, the hotel owner, to ensure a timely and cost-effective hotel project. Due to delays and unforeseen costs with new hotel construction, property refreshes, and conversion projects, owners are often surprised and disheartened to see the final costs for such work, as opposed to what may have been forecasted. We serve as a liaison between the owner and all parties involved in the project to ensure timeliness of the project, the expected and specified standards are delivered, and all aspects of the project are executed within the contracted cost.
GHS has a proven and successful track record over the last 30 years serving as this liaison and plans to continue to deliver with exacting consistency for any and all future projects. As the demand for development increases and costs continue to be of concern, owners find it even more imperative to have someone representing them through the process.
Good Hospitality Services promises to continue creating an efficient and effective process for owners, and by bringing us on board at the beginning of your project, you will be set on the right course to having a successful and profitable property.
For more information on GHS Development Services: https://www.goodhsi.com/services/development
Homewood Suites Downtown Indianapolis - renovations and teamwork combine!
Homewood Suites Downtown Indianapolis is going through renovations and they needed to go through their entire inventory.
We had some amazing volunteers step up from not only the downtown property but all of our Indianapolis area hotels including Northwest, Home2, Fishers, Plainfield and even Bloomington! They were able to finish the project in one day.
Our large portfolio of properties allows us to pull team members together to accomplish projects of any size. A wonderful display of dedication and teamwork from our GHS teams.
Isidra Rojas Vital Recieves Her Mentorship Certificate
Isidra Rojas Vital at Home2 Indy getting her mentorship certificate & acceptance into the program. Congratulations!
Our Hampton team in Warsaw, IN had a great time visiting a new nursing home
They visited a new nursing home called the Mason Rehabilitation Center. This teams tries to get out 2-3 times a year to a different home to play BINGO with prizes and homemade treats. We know they make the residents’ day a little brighter!
We are always proud of our team members who go above and beyond not only in their jobs but also in reaching out to the community.
Our Hampton Inn team from Marshalltown, IA is always doing something to help around their community!This time they chose to visit the Iowa River Hospital and volunteer to deep clean the outside of the building and the grounds – work that often falls by the wayside.They did a great job cleaning and it was very much appreciated by the hospital staff.We are always proud of our team members who go above and beyond not only in their jobs but also in helping the community.
Our Downtown Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites joined together to represent GHS at the Team Smile event
The smile event takes places at the Lucas Oil Stadium and allows kids who don’t have the opportunity for oral health care to get checked out and receive treatments.
Not only do volunteers help keep everything organized but they also get to play games with the kids while they wait. They even dress up as mascots to get them excited!
It’s such a great experience and so worthwhile. When exceptional people come together, exceptional things happen!
Downtown Indianapolis Homewood Suites participated in an event for Gleaners Food Bank.
The event was called “Make it to Break it” and the goal was to create over 3,000 sandwiches in one sitting to break the world record.
While they didn’t quite make their goal all of the sandwiches they did make were immediately donated to those in need right in their own community!
Housekeeping Appreciation is all about recognizing the hardworking and loyal employees that comprise the housekeeping teams. Our team members share our passion to provide the best experience to every guest and proudly portray our CORE values. At Good Hospitality, we could not be more proud of our teams and how integral they are to a hotel properties’ success.
There have been a lot of celebrations at GHS properties during Housekeeping Appreciation. Many of those have included yummy food spreads, fun team building games, and thoughtful gifts to show the housekeeping teams how much they are appreciated. Congrats to our outstanding housekeeping teams and thank you for your hard work. We appreciate each and every one of you!
Bloomington Indiana Homewood Suites by Hilton receives award
Bloomington Indiana Homewood Suites by Hilton received an “Outstanding” rating in August 2019 on their most recent Brand Quality Audit.
Northwest Indianapolis Homewood Suites by Hilton receives award
Northwest Indianapolis Homewood Suites by Hilton received an “Outstanding” rating in August 2019 on their most recent Brand Quality Audit.
GHS has started construction on a new property in Fort Myers, Florida
This property is owned by HRC and developed & managed by GHS.
This location will have an anticipated 118 rooms and will be opening late 3rd quarter of 2020.
4333 Ford Street Fort Myers, Florida 33916
GHS has started construction on a new property in Naples, Florida
This property is owned by HRC and developed & managed by GHS.
This location will have an anticipated 99 rooms and will be opening early 2nd quarter of 2020.
685 Kramer Drive Naples Fl 34109
Hampton Inn & Suites Marshalltown, Iowa team participates in another Adopt-A-Highway program day
Hampton Inn & Suites Marshalltown, Iowa team takes great pride in participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program.
Several times per year they go out and clean the ditches on their segment of Highway 330. The weather finally allowed them to get out there and clean up towards the end of June.
We are very proud of our Iowa team!
GHS chosen as hotel development consultant for Fairfield Inn and Suites Fair Oaks Farms
Good Hospitality Services has been named the Hotel Development Consultant for the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott at Fair Oaks Farms, the nation’s largest agritourism destination. The hotel contains 31 suites, 8 of which are Silo Suites with 505 square feet for families and bridal parties. The hotel will connect to conference space and the Farmhouse Restaurant. The 99-room upscale barn-shaped hotel is scheduled to open in January 2019.
Interview with President Jeff Good, Company culture a priority at GHS
Jeff Good, president of Good Hospitality Services, talks about the importance of having and promoting a positive company culture, which is a key to success behind his company that has built over 60 hotels in the last 20 years. Jeff was asked to speak at the Hotel Data Conference in Nashville, TN in August 2018. In his interview with Hotel News Now, Jeff discusses some exciting new projects that Good Hospitality Services is working on and the change in the hospitality industry over the last 25 years. Watch Jeff’s full interview below with Hotel News Now:
Home2 Suites by Hilton Coming to Naples, Florida in 2020
Good Hospitality Services is developing a new Home2 Suites by Hilton in Naples, Florida. The exciting new property is set to open in 2020. More details to come soon!
SpringHill Suites Hotel coming to Munster
There is a brand new Springhill Suites hotel coming to Munster, IN. To get a GOOD read, click the link below.
The Man Behind the Success
Get to know the owner of Good Hospitality Services, Jeff Good.
NWI Times | Deborah Laverty
"It's hard for Jeffrey J. Good to remember a time in his life when he wasn't working.
Good, the 55-year-old president of Good Hospitality Services Inc., was in sixth grade when he began shoveling sand at his family's Morgan Township business, Good and Sons Construction."
Centennial Village Construction Kicks Off in Munster
Good Hospitality President, Jeff Good, discusses the SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel development at the groundbreaking.
Good Hospitality has begun the process of adding a new hotel to the portfolio. The new Springhill Suites broke ground at its site in Centennial Village in Munster, IN. "Located at the corner of Calumet Avenue and Superior Street, the new 62,000-square-foot hotel will feature 99 hotel rooms, a pool, patio and sun deck, exercise room and cafe" said Core Construction manager Scott Olthoff. The Springhill Suites is set to open in Summer 2017.
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President of Good Hospitality Weighs in on Future Hotel Market
Buy or Build?
When it comes to running any business, especially a hotel business, this is one of the key questions any Owner has to make. There are caveats that come along with both sides. Jeff Good, President of Good Hospitality Services, recently was part of an owner's roundtable that dove into this very question.
When it comes to buying or building, the two main factors to consider are Market & Location. Do you build in a city, like Chicago, with the hundreds of already established hotels? Or do you build in suburan area where you might have to spend extra money to develop the land around it?
In 2014, STR Analytics based a study on what the average cost of building verses buying came out to.
To Buy a hotel in 2014, it would cost, on average, $219,000 a key.
To Build a hotel in 2014, it would cost $186,000 a key.
So the easy bet would be to build a new hotel. However, this is where Jeff and other owners have done their homework and found the answer isn't so straight forward. Impact Fees have changed the nature of just building a new hotel. These fees, usually government or city related, have inflated the rate at which you can build a new hotel. As you go through the process, they just seem to add on, add on, add on. So when you're sitting here looking at your development budgets, it's, You didn't have that figured out. You didn't have that figured out. It becomes a bit more cumbersome. He also added, I think that's the way of the future. I think you're going to see more and more of that.
One other big factor on whether to build or buy, is do you want to pay a premium to buy? Most people don't ever want to pay more then what something is worth, but there is a factor most people forget. If you pony up a little bit extra right now and buy the hotel for a premium, you start making money back on it tomorrow, compared to waiting 2 or 3 years while constructing a new hotel.
Needless to say, the answer is not a definitive one, but with owners like Jeff Good and others constantly out on the forefront, the question may one day be answered.