Jim Smith

Chief Operating Officer at Texas Western Hospitality

To be a good corporate planner, it doesn’t hurt to have worked with a lot of brands. Over the years, Jim’s worked with Fairfield Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites, Residence Inn and Marriott Hotels. The latter at which he held several key management positions in full-service rooms operations.

Jim successfully opened four properties as a general manager. And in 2001, he came to TWH, where he worked his way up from various general manager positions to area general manager for the Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas, markets.

Today, Jim wears a lot of hats (although his head is anything but big). Hotel operations, multibrand analysis of operational results and development and implementation of strategic measures to enhance performance of all hotels in the management portfolio (say that three times fast).

Along the way, Jim’s garnered lots of praise, including earning the Opening Hotel of the Year award (2007) while serving as general manager of the Residence Inn by Marriott in Grapevine, Texas.


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  • Chief Operating Officer

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