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SPIRE Hospitality Aspiring to Grow

April 24, 2023

With the transition of a handful of properties throughout the past year, including three select-service hotels within the last month, SPIRE Hospitality continues to expand and broaden the makeup of its management portfolio. The Irving, Texas-based company—founded in 1986 and previously known as Lane Hospitality—manages a diverse portfolio of some 34 full-service, select-service, lifestyle, and condo hotels for a host of owners, primarily its parent company, AWH Partners, LLC.

LODGING recently caught up with CEO Chris Russell—who took the reins of the company roughly five years ago—for an overview of SPIRE, as well as his thoughts on the current management landscape. The following Q&A represents a portion of the conversation.

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