First Hospitality’s
track record speaks
for itself.

In 1985, Stephen L. Schwartz established First Hospitality in Chicago with a single hotel and a strategic vision – to create value for all stakeholders through excellence on fundamentals and an openness to doing things differently. Today, this means we create value for our investors, but also opportunity for our associates, comfort for our guests, and trust for our partners.

First Hospitality has carved out a reputation as a forward-thinking hotel developer, investor, and management company. Our passion for harnessing data to plan ahead means we don’t just follow industry trends, we create them.

Over the past 35 years, First Hospitality has successfully invested in nearly 100 hotels throughout the country, created a proprietary hotel management platform, and delivered industry-leading investor returns. We’re still building on our legacy of success and believe in cultivating innovation.

WHY FIRST

Boutique, Exceptional Management

Our individualized approach and proprietary platform give us the data to predict industry trends, identify challenges, and implement a course of action that drives profitability.

Leading Margins
& Returns

Over the past 35 years, First Hospitality has invested in nearly 100 hotels around the country and delivered to its hotel investors IRRs of over 22% on fully realized investments.

Owner
Mentality

As a partner we understand what owners expect and hope to achieve because we are owners too.

As owners ourselves, we only accept operating at the highest level.

SERVICES

OUR TEAM

We never forget the fact that our success stems from the tremendous efforts of our associates. We return the favor by giving our associates the resources, training, and responsibilities to build a career. That’s why Forbes rated us a top Midsize Travel Employer for the past 5 years.

MEET THE TEAM

LEADING THE CHARGE

Steve Schwartz
Chairman & CEO
David Duncan
President

BRAND PARTNERS

Aloft Hotels
Ambassador Chicago
Autograph Collection Hotels
Courtyard by Marriott
DoubleTree by Hilton
Fairfield by Marriott
Hampton by Hilton
Hampton Inn & Suites
Hancock Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express
Home2 Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Hyatt House
Hyatt Place
Indian Lakes Hotel
Marriott
Renaissance Hotels
Residence Inn by Marriott
Sheraton
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
Tapestry Connection
Town Place Suites Marriott
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES

AAA Four Diamond Winners – Marriott Peoria Pere Marquette, Hancock Hotel, Renaissance Toledo, Hotel Leveque

First Hospitality’s very own Marriott Peoria Pere Marquette, Hancock Hotel, Renaissance Toledo, and Hotel Leveque were recognized with the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Rating in 2018. Four Diamond hotels account for 6.1% of the more than 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved and Diamond Rated hotels.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES

Forbes - 2019 America’s Best Midsize Employers

First Hospitality was recognized in Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employers Compilation for a fifth consecutive year, an annual ranking that identifies the companies liked best by employers.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES

ALIS – Hiltons at McCormick Place awarded 2018 Development of the Year

The Americas Lodging Investment Summit honors the executives and companies responsible for the most influential hotel industry deals in 2018 with the ALIS awards. First Hospitality’s Hiltons at McCormick Place – Hilton Garden Inn Chicago, Hampton Inn by Hilton Chicago and Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place – were named Development of the Year.
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When working with us, it’s easy to see why our forward-thinking approach sets us apart.

Regardless of what we’re working on, count on us to solve problems before they even appear. Contact First Hospitality via the form below.