IRVING, TX — October 25, 2022 — SPIRE Hospitality, a nationally recognized third-party hotel
management company, has appointed Anna Stone as director of marketing and development of The
Grove Resort and Water Park Orlando in Orlando, FL, and John Schilling as regional managing
director of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown in Nashville, Tenn. and The Grove
Resort and Water Park Orlando.
Stone has led the sales and marketing efforts of multiple brands in focused- and full-service
properties across the country. Most recently, she was with SPIRE Hospitality as the director of sales
and marketing at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown. She is originally from
Vicksburg, MS, and is grateful to have lived and worked in New York; Chicago; Charleston, SC; and
Fort Myers, FL. She resides in Nashville with her husband, daughter, and two terriers.
“I’m thrilled to be back with SPIRE Hospitality, especially as part of The Grove Resort and Water Park
Orlando team,” she said. “I’m looking forward to contributing to the continued success of the resort as
well as the continued growth and success of SPIRE Hospitality.”
Schilling recently oversaw DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown as its general manager.
He led three major renovation projects at the site during his time there. In addition to growing room
income at the property, he increased food and beverage revenue by more than $6 million by altering
the group mix of business and pushing outlet revenues. Cooking, traveling, watching Food Network,
and being active with Ruth, his English Cream Golden Retriever, are all things John likes to do in his
“The Grove Resort and Water Park Orlando is continuing to build its team for the future,” he said. “I’m excited to be part of the property’s next chapter and looking forward to delivering exceptional hospitality for our guests and generating generous returns for our owners.”
About SPIRE Hospitality
SPIRE Hospitality is a nationally recognized third-party hotel management company specializing in
creating value for our hotel investors while delivering exceptional guest experiences and providing an
outstanding place to work. The Irving, TX-based company’s diverse portfolio of properties includes
unique independent hotels and highly respected brands, including Marriott, Hilton and IHG. SPIRE is
part of the AWH Partners family, which also includes AWH Development, a full-service real estate
development company headquartered in New York. With more than 35 years of hotel operating
experience, SPIRE is committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing hotel real estate value.