ZMC Hotels Welcomes Paul McHenry, Vice President of Operations, Lakes Region

LAKES REGION (September 19, 2022) – ZMC Hotels, LLC would like to welcome Paul McHenry as the new Vice President Operations, Lakes Region, which consists of hotels located in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

Paul brings 16 years of experience overseeing multiple hotels with variety of franchises. In his prior VPO position with Ledgestone Hospitality, Paul oversaw nine hotels, including three Hampton Inns and an AmericInn among others, for seven different ownership groups across IA, WI and MN. Paul’s brand experience encompasses nearly all brands in our Lakes Region; Hampton Inn (Hilton), Holiday Inn Express (IHG), AmericInn Splash Bay (Wyndham), Country Inn & Suites by Radisson (Choice), Best Western, and private label hotels. Paul also has F&B experience, managing a fine dining restaurant during college, working in F&B for six years for IHG corporate, and he previously owned and operated a Quiznos franchise. Paul obtained his degree in Business Administration, Hotel / Motel / Restaurant Management at Moorhead State University.


ZMC Hotels Acquires Management of Five Hotels in New Midwest Region

ILLINOIS (1), INDIANA (4) May 25, 2022 – Five hotels were acquired by affiliated shareholders of ZAC Holdings, LLC this past May, adding to a robust and diverse portfolio of hotels managed by ZMC Hotels, LLC. Each has a solid operating foundation with the two Fort Wayne, IN and the Bloomington, IN hotels offering extensive food and beverage volumes. All are in great position for continued growth under the astute management of ZMC Hotels. “We are excited to welcome these five new additions to the portfolio,” says John Henry, EVP, COO. “There are incredible teams at each location, and we are looking forward to these five hotels becoming the nucleus of our new Midwest Region, led by Christopher Johnson, Vice President of Operations.” These five new hotels include;

1. Residence Inn Chicago-North-Wilmette, Illinois, opened in 2014 with 130-rooms, located in Chicago’s north suburbs, and is one of the only premium-branded extended stay hotels in the area. The hotel is within a mile of the Old Orchard Mall and four miles from Northwestern University. Corporate demand includes Kraft, ITW, Northshore University Health, and ALE.

2. Hyatt Place Indiana University Downtown-Bloomington, Indiana, opened in 2014 with 172-rooms, located on the main throughfare in downtown Bloomington along Kirkwood Avenue, the Hyatt Place is four blocks from Indiana University. Major corporations driving demand include Boston Scientific, Cook, Berry Plastics, Catalent and Baxter.

3. Home2 Suites Notre Dame-Mishawaka/South Bend, Indiana, opened in 2017 with 126-rooms, located in the heart of Mishawaka, Indiana, near several corporate, medical, and retail demand generators. The hotel is just down the street from the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and four miles from the University of Notre Dame.

4. Courtyard Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, opened in 2010 with 250-rooms, located in downtown Fort Wayne, is the only Marriott hotel in the area with a three-meal restaurant and bar called Conner’s Kitchen + Bar. The Grand Wayne Convention Center is connected to the Courtyard via an enclosed skywalk and is a major driver of group business. Parkview Field is just behind the hotel, offering views of the stadium from many guestrooms. Additional demand generators include Lincoln Financial, Steel Dynamics, GM, Parkview Health, Lutheran Health, and Raytheon.

5. Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, opened in 2019 with 136-rooms, located in downtown Fort Wayne and adjacent the Courtyard Downtown Fort Wayne (above). As the only select-service hotel in the downtown area, the property offers unique food and beverage outlets, The Burger Bar, at ground level with street side walk-up service, and the upscale Conners Rooftop Bar, positioned overlooking Parkview Field. This property also benefits from the Great Wayne Convention Center and developments in the area including restaurants, multi-family developments and corporations.

“This portfolio of quality-built Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt hotels and their outstanding teams are in perfect alignment with ZMC’s strategic vision of enhancing our institutional grade portfolio of select service, limited service and extended hotels in tertiary and suburban drive markets” says Mark Hall, CEO of ZMC Hotels, LLC.


ZMC Hotels Welcomes Chris Johnson, Vice President of Operations, Midwest Region

MIDWEST REGION (May 23, 2022) – Chris Johnson will have operational oversight of our new Midwest Region, initially consisting of the latest addition to ZMC Hotels, LLC in Illinois and Indiana.

Chris has successfully served in a variety of leadership positions, including most recently leading the team to convert the 354-room Omni Jacksonville Downtown, FL to a Marriott, and prior to that as General Manager of the 416-room Westin Chicago Northwest, IL and 388-room Sheraton Brookfield, WI. Chris also held positions as Regional Management Director and Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Revenue Management. Chris brings a strong background in food and beverage to ensure seamless operational success at the Courtyard by Marriott and Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Fort Wayne, and the Hyatt Place Downtown Bloomington, IN. Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Western Illinois University.


ZMC Hotels Portfolio Welcomes Beautiful Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh, PA

PITTSBURGH, PA. (March 11, 2022) – ZAC Holdings, LLC acquired the 113-room Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh/Waterfront-West Homestead located on the scenic Monongahela River just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. This idyllic hotel features outdoor seating and a gas fireplace overlooking the majestic river, a large fitness center and pool area for recreation, generous meeting space, and an incredibly warm and welcoming Team.

The Hampton Inn & Suites is managed by ZMC Hotels, LLC, and is now part of ZMC’s Lakes Region, overseen by Paul McHenry, Vice President of Operations. We’re happy to welcome Marianne Linder to ZMC Hotels as General Manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites. Marianne was critical in providing continuity in leadership through the transition, enabling the retention of every single employee –paramount in today’s tight labor market. ZMC Hotels is currently finalizing interior design with Hilton Hotels for an upcoming property improvement plan as part of a new 15-year franchise license agreement.


ZMC Hotels, LLC Recognized with 2019 Hilton Legacy Award

Walnut Creek, CA– December 28, 2020 – ZMC Hotels, LLC announced today it has been recognized with the esteemed 2019 Hilton Legacy Award for the category of Hampton by Hilton Top Performer.  Hilton’s annual awards program celebrates owners and development partners in the Americas for contributions toward brand excellence and development efforts.  As a recipient of the 2019 Hilton Legacy Award, ZMC Hotels, LLC is proud to be recognized out of more than 2,500 Hilton franchisees worldwide in the Top Performer category.

“It is an honor and privilege to be recognized by Hilton as the Top Performer for our Hampton by Hilton portfolio,” said Mark Hall, President and CEO for ZMC Hotels, LLC.  “I’m tremendously proud and thankful each day for our team and their dedication to outstanding service while creating a safe and memorable experience for our guests.  We are fortunate to have great partners in both Hilton and our shareholders, who support our commitment to offer quality properties and experiences.”

The Legacy Awards recognize the passion, creativity, and innovative spirit of Hilton’s partners who are committed to quality projects that meet or exceed brand standards and have a positive impact on their communities.  Hilton’s development and brand leadership teams select the winners based on strict criteria including, but not limited to, hotel quality and commitment to the guest experience.

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 About ZMC Hotels, LLC

ZMC Hotels, LLC is a diversified Hotel Company that develops, builds, owns, and operates 39 hotels in 12 States and is home to over 650 employees who are dedicated to superior performance and guest satisfaction.  ZMC Hotels is an affiliate of Hall Equities Group, a diversified real estate-oriented company headquartered in Walnut Creek CA.

Our management team includes deep experience in hotel operations, marketing and sales, revenue management, human resources, risk management, information technology, facilities, construction management, and purchasing.  These skill sets are fortified by the added expertise of Hall Equities Group in accounting and treasury management, audit, capital markets, and project development.

ZMC Hotels, LLC is committed to growing its national presence through third-party management, asset acquisitions, new ground-up hotel development projects, and receivership services.  Presently, ZMC Hotels, LLC has several new hotel development projects in the pipeline for completion in the near future.  Visit for more information, and connect with ZMC Hotels, LLC on Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,300 properties and more than one million rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2020 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 110 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including contactless check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInInstagram, and YouTube.



Hospitality Excellence Award Winner for Radisson Hotels

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Houghton, MI was honored with the Hospitality Excellence Award (formerly the President’s Award) for 2021.

Each year, Radisson Hotel Group recognizes its top performing hotels and employees from each of its brands across the Americas. The Hospitality Excellence Award recognizes hotels that achieve top scores in guest satisfaction measured by guest feedback and consistency in meeting and often exceeding the brand’s product quality standards. Hospitality Excellence Award recipients also deliver superior hospitality allowing guests to feel at home and create memorable moments throughout their stay.

The Country Inn & Suites team have consistently won this award over the last five years. Congratulations to the Country Inn & Suites Houghton, MI Team!



91-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in Tucson, Arizona.

TUCSON, AZ. (August 15, 2019) Hyatt Place Tucson-Central, the second Hyatt Place hotel in Tucson, is officially open. The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere, and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings. The property is owned by Zenith Asset Company and managed by ZMC Hotels, LLC, of Walnut Creek, CA.

The hotel’s location provides easy access to the I-10 Freeway and other points of interest throughout the valley. The property is just a short distance from the University of Arizona, Tucson’s vibrant downtown, Historic Fourth Avenue, Old Tucson, numerous golf courses, and the Tucson International Airport.

“As Tucson continues to grow and thrive economically, we are excited to add to the momentum by welcoming our hotel to the Tucson market,” said General Manager Wesley Hayden. “Our multi-tasking guests can easily accomplish what they need to do while on the road with our smartly designed social spaces and guestrooms with separate work and sleep areas.”

Hyatt Place Tucson-Central offers:

  • 91 spacious guestrooms with separate spaces to sleep, work, and play, as well as a Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper
  • Free Wi-Fi: Available to all guests throughout throughout the hotel and guestrooms
  • Breakfast Bar: Enjoy a hot breakfast, available daily in the Gallery Kitchen featuring hot breakfast items, fresh fruit, steel cut oatmeal, Greek yogurt, and more
  • The Market: Serving freshly prepared meals anytime, day or night, and perfectly packaged sandwiches and salads
  • Coffee to Cocktails Bar: Featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails
  • Necessities: Our program for forgotten items that guests can buy, borrow, or enjoy for free
  • Outdoor Heated Pool and Hot Tub: Enjoy a relaxing dip, cool your heels after a day around the Valley, or take a vigorous swim to start the day
  • 24-hour Gym: Featuring cardio equipment with LCD touchscreens and free ear buds

“Tucson is a vibrant city, filled with friendly people, great neighborhoods, and an ever-expanding list of great places to visit and things to do or see,” said David York, Vice President of operations, ZMC Hotels. “This hotel is central to all of them and we are confident that Hyatt Place Tucson-Central will exceed guest expectations and provide them with everything they need while visiting our area.”


Hyatt Place Tucson-Central is under the leadership of General Manager Wesley Hayden and Director of Sales Jenn Kimbrough. In his role, Wesley is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s associates and ensuring guests encounter the thoughtful service for which the Hyatt Place brand is known. Kimbrough is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Tucson area.

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Hyatt Place hotels combine style, innovation, and 24/7 conveniences to create an easy-to-navigate experience for today’s multi-tasking traveler. Guests can enjoy thoughtfully designed guestrooms featuring distinct zones for sleep, work, and play, and free-flowing social spaces that offer seamless transitions from work to relaxation. With more than 300 locations globally, Hyatt Place hotels offer freshly prepared food around the clock, efficient service, and differentiated experiences for World of Hyatt members. For more information, please visit Join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattPlace and #WhySettle.

About ZMC Hotels, LLC

ZMC Hotels is a Hotel Management Company owned by California-based Hall Equities Group. Hall Equities Group is a diversified private real estate investment and development company, founded in 1962, with a portfolio of 127 assets across nineteen states.

ZMC Hotels has more than 1,200 employees dedicated to superior performance in the hospitality industry. Our management team includes deep experience in hotel operations, marketing and sales, revenue management, human resources, risk management, information technology, facilities and construction management, and purchasing. These skill sets are fortified by the added expertise of Hall Equities Group in accounting and treasury management, audit, capital markets, and project development.

Hall Equities Group is committed to growing ZMC Hotels into a significant national hotel management company. Third party management business, new single-asset and portfolio acquisitions, and new ground-up hotel development projects are being actively pursued. Presently, ZMC Hotels has eight new hotel development projects in its development pipeline scheduled for completion in the near future.

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ZMC Hotels, LLC expands portfolio in the Southeast with the acquisition of Hampton Inn New Albany

The Hampton Inn New Albany, Mississippi, is the latest acquisition to the ZMC Hotels management portfolio.

Acquired in early May on behalf of company-sponsored investment equities, the 84-room hotel built in 2010 is the thirteenth Hilton property under management by ZMC Hotels and expands the ZMC Hotels’ presence in the Southeast to twelve hotels across five states. A Tru Hotel by Hilton, currently under development in Sebring, Florida, will bring the Southeast presence to thirteen.

The Hampton Inn New Albany is a 2017 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence recipient and the top-ranked hotel in New Albany, a historic town on the banks of the Tallahatchie River in northeastern Mississippi, that was chosen by USA Today Readers as the Best Southern Small Town in 2017 among travel-worthy destinations. Roughly 30 minutes from Tupelo, 35 minutes from Oxford, and just 10 miles from the North American Toyota Corolla manufacturing plant, the hotel is ideally situated for business, leisure, and historical pursuits.


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Comprehensive renovation completed at Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Glendale/Peoria

The next time someone “takes you out to the ballgame” for a spring training game or youth baseball tournament at the P83 Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria Arizona, you’ll find the Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Glendale/Peoria sporting a whole new look.

Hall Equities Group and ZMC Hotels, LLC, have just completed an extensive interior and exterior renovation at the 112-room hotel adjacent to the Sports Complex and the Arrowhead Town Center in central Peoria. The new look is sleek and sophisticated with clean contemporary detailing, consistent with Hampton’s Forever Young design initiative.

The exterior changes are striking. Low-pitched red gable roofs on the hotel building and the porte cochère have been replaced by flat roofs with bold parapets. Window columns topped with shallow arches have been transformed into tall, sleek rectangles. And horizontal colored accent bands have been removed. These architectural changes, in concert with a crisp new color scheme of predominantly ivory and gold, make the hotel appear visually taller.

Inside, the lobby has received a fresh new make-over with colorful contemporary furnishings and desert themed artwork, while guest rooms were completely redone in a soothing grey and taupe color scheme with playful pops of color. Streamlined furniture, roman shades, and rolling barn-style closet doors contribute to the modern feel. The trend continues in the guest baths, where plank style floor tiles and elongated stone topped vanities with contemporary fixtures and lighting have replaced more traditional furnishings and finishes.

Not to be outdone by the updates to the elevations and the interior, the pool area at the Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Glendale/Peoria is scheduled to undergo a major renovation this summer, similar to the transformations that have recently been completed at the Hampton Inn Phoenix/Scottsdale and the Hampton Inn Phoenix/Scottsdale on Shea Boulevard. We predict the pool reno will be a home run!

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ZMC Hotels, LLC, completes breakfast room renovation at AmericInn Ashland, Wisconsin, enhancing Lake Superior views

ZMC Hotels, LLC, has recently completed construction on a major breakfast room renovation at the AmericInn Ashland in northern Wisconsin, enhancing aesthetics and functionality at the 94-room hotel overlooking Lake Superior at beautiful Chequamegon Bay.

The hotel breakfast room was enlarged and reconfigured, increasing seating capacity from 22 to 66 and creating a walk-out wall of windows that showcases the expansive views of the lake. Bar height and banquette seating were added, along with large screen TVs and striking lake-themed artwork. Dated track lighting was replaced with inset overhead lighting for a brighter, more open feel, and older wall units were replaced with central heating and air for improved guest comfort and efficiency. The serving area also received an inviting makeover with new two-tone cabinetry, contemporary hardware, and updated floor and wall tile. In addition, the prep kitchen for the breakfast room and the kitchen for the onsite pizzeria were relocated to adjacent positions, and the pizzeria kitchen was outfitted with all new appliances and fixtures.

The breakfast room renovation is just one in a series of improvements at the AmericInn Ashland, which features fun, family-friendly amenities like the Shipwreck Pizzeria, an indoor water park, and summertime pedal boat rentals. An expansion of the exercise room is currently under way and the lobby and select guestrooms are also being updated. In 2017, a comprehensive landscaping project at the back of the hotel added a beach area and pathways along the lake.