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Mr. Winey

Greg Winey

President, NorthPointe Hospitality Management, LLC

Greg Winey, President of Northpointe Hospitality Management, is passionate about hospitality. He loves to compete and has a simple goal for each of Northpointe's hotel: "Be The Best in the Brand" in each market we serve.

With more than 35 years of hotel experience and 20 years of multi-unit hotel management, Mr. Winey has overseen hotels from 40 to more than 400 rooms with up to 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Mr. Winey loves to train, teach and mentor. He is an experienced international trainer having worked with the US Navy in the Pacific theatre and Conus sites from the east to west coast of the US.  He has overseen more than 200 hotels in his career and has personally run some of the top hotels in the nation for Promus Hotel Corporation (now Hilton).

As a vice president of operations, Mr. Winey has also overseen the entire operations of the third largest privately held hotel companies in the nation, with more than 8,000 rooms and 5,000 employees. He has been honored on a local and national level for financial, service and product quality results from a variety of hotel chains in the US and has worked with all the major brands including Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Carlson, Hyatt and Starwood Hotels.

Northpointe Hospitality has a robust and growing portfolio that includes the Hilton Garden Inn in Albany, Ga., The Partridge Inn in Augusta, Ga. (Curio Collection by Hilton), Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island (Ga.), the Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant (Sc), the Holiday Inn Express Charleston Medical Area (Sc), Beach House Restaurant, the boutique Beachview Club Hotel on Jekyll Island, the Crowne Plaza in North Augusta, SC. and The Lawrence Hotel in Lawrenceville, Ga (opening 2021).

Please visit https://www.northph.com/ for more information.

Mr. Winey can be contacted at +1 770-362-5335 or gwiney@northph.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.