John P. Henry Promoted to President and CEO of ZMC Hotels, LLC

Walnut Creek, CA, March 1, 2023 — ZAC Holdings, LLC, an investment company which owns ZMC Hotels, LLC, announced today the promotion of John P. Henry to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ZMC Hotels. Mr. Henry most recently served as ZMC Hotels’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), and since 2019 has also held the role of Chief Development Officer (CDO). As ZMC Hotels’ President and CEO, he will have responsibility for strategic leadership as well as day-to-day operations, and will continue to report to Mark D. Hall, Managing Shareholder for ZAC Holdings. Financial leadership will continue under the direction of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Todd Torvinen, and market leadership will continue under the direction of Senior Vice President of Operations, Casey MacAllister.

“As ZMC Hotels has successfully executed its growth strategies, our management team has become more robust and capable,” said Mark Hall, who is stepping aside as President and CEO of ZMC Hotels. “John has been instrumental in assisting in the building of our outstanding group of talented and experienced hospitality professionals that provide us with the management depth necessary to succeed in this competitive and dynamic environment. Since joining ZMC Hotels in mid-2016, John has strengthened our operational, sales and revenue management practices, leading to significant improvements in the quality of our portfolio and financial performance”, said Hall. “Within the management company John is viewed as an exceptional leader with legendary energy and enthusiasm, and a keen eye for identifying talent. Externally, he has developed experience in effectively managing our brand relationships and he has been acknowledged for his consultative approach”, noted Hall.

“Given ZMC Hotels’ growth within our family of businesses, I want to ensure that we have the management expertise capable of coordinating and executing our business strategies. This promotion underscores that goal, as well as our responsibilities for succession planning in all our organizational holdings,” noted Hall. “Importantly, this promotion will allow me to focus on the broader goals for ZAC Holdings and our other affiliated business enterprise interests,” concluded Hall.

“I have the honor of serving with an exceptional group of hospitality professionals,” said Henry. “The execution of our proven strategies in the institutionally branded select service, limited service, and extended stay segments, concentrated in tertiary and suburban markets, supported by strong and experienced staff in all areas, continues to make ZMC Hotels a premier operator and performer in the hospitality space. I look forward to these new challenges and the significant opportunities for ZMC Hotels as a Walnut Creek-based hotel management company with a strong history and commitment to the local communities where we operate,” Henry concluded.

Henry has been in hospitality for over thirty years, having worked in both branded and independent hotels, franchised and managed properties, full-service, select service and limited-service operations, multi-unit operations, boutique and lifestyle hotels, and complex union environments. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management. Through his commitment to continued learning, he’s completed programs from Cornell University, The Aspen Institute, Dale Carnegie, as well as earned his Sommelier certification and most recently his California real estate salesperson license.

About ZMC Hotels, LLC
ZMC Hotels, LLC, based in Walnut Creek, CA, provides an inclusive platform for operations, revenue management, sales, human resources, finance, IT, development, and construction. ZMC Hotels currently operates 47 hotels across 17 states, including 19 Hilton, nine Marriott, two Hyatt, four IHG, three Choice, five Wyndham, three Best Western, and two private label brands in select service, limited service, and extended stay categories. Learn more about ZMC Hotels at or visit us on Facebook at

About ZAC Holdings, LLC
ZAC Holdings, LLC is a California based investment group founded and operated by Northern California based diversified entrepreneur, Mark D. Hall. ZAC Holdings has ownership in 44 hotels, as well as ZMC Hotels, LLC, the vehicle through which these assets are managed. ZAC Holdings is one of many investment entities which have grown out of Hall’s Walnut Creek, CA based investment management company known as Hall Equities Group. Learn more about Hall Equities Group at


ZMC Hotels, LLC Expands Footprint into California with the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Anaheim Maingate Near Angel Stadium

ZMC Hotels, LLC was selected to manage the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Anaheim Maingate Near Angel Stadium effective February 1, 2023. This addition will bring ZMC Hotels, LLC managed portfolio to 47 hotels across 17 states.

The TownePlace Suites by Marriott is an extended stay hotel with 139 rooms and is in a perfect location for those looking to explore Anaheim. Located less than a mile from Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Honda Center, and City National Grove of Anaheim and 2 miles from Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center.

“We’re excited about the property and happy to continue to strengthen our relationship with Marriott,” said John Henry, Chief Operating Officer for ZMC. “This property fits well within our current portfolio of select service, limited service and extended stay hotels.”

The TownePlace Suites by Marriott Anaheim Maingate Near Angel Stadium will join ZMC Hotels’ Western Region led by David York, Vice President of Operations.
ZMC Hotels, LLC, based in Walnut Creek, CA, provides an inclusive platform for operations, revenue management, sales, human resources, finance, development, and construction.

ZMC Hotels currently operates 47 hotels across 17 states. The company’s current portfolio encompasses Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, IHG, Best Western, Choice, Wyndham, and private label brands in limited service, extended stay and select service categories. Learn more about ZMC Hotels at or visit us on Facebook at

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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.



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ZMC Hotels acquires six branded properties and adds two states to Southeast portfolio

ZMC Hotels is pleased to announce the acquisition of six branded Marriott and Hilton hotel properties totaling 578 guest rooms to the ZMC Hotels’ management portfolio, on behalf of company-sponsored investment entities. Formerly part of the Buford, Georgia-based Ascent Hospitality, the hotels are located in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia, adding two new states and five new flags to the ZMC Hotels portfolio. Each hotel occupies a prime location with important tourist and business destinations nearby.

In Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of Elvis Presley, ZMC Hotels has added a 93-room Courtyard by Marriott and an 87-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. In Oxford, Alabama, ZMC Hotels has added an 81-room Home2 Suites by Hilton, and a 124-room Hilton Garden Inn, adjacent to the world-famous Talladega Speedway. And in Georgia, ZMC Hotels has added an 80-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in the historic city of Savannah, as well as a 113-room Springhill Suites by Marriott in Statesboro, the home of Georgia Southern University.

Already well-positioned in the South with hotels in North Carolina, Alabama, and Florida, these additional six hotels expand ZMC Hotels’ presence in the Southeast, creating a strong regional presence to match that in the Upper Midwest and the Southwestern United States. The addition adds 220 employees to the ZMC Hotels’ family and brings the total portfolio to 40 hotels and more than 4,000 rooms across 13 states.

“The addition of these six hotels not only provides additional scale to our critical Southeast region but adds Springhill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites to our collection of brands under management,” said John Henry, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. “We’re thrilled to be welcoming these six new GMs and their employees to our rapidly growing ZMC Hotels family.”