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Prince-Bush Hotels is comprised of two partners, Thomas P. Prince and Robert C. Bush. Each partner has over 25 years of hotel experience. During their tenure at Days Inns of America, Thomas Prince and Robert Bush built over 100 hotels.
THOMAS P. PRINCE graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree then joined the United States Army in 1967. Mr. Prince left the Army with a rank of Captain in July of 1971 and obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Georgia Southern College that same year. He joined Merrill-Lynch upon separation from the Army. He joined Days Inns of America soon after its founding. His family owned and operated motels which provided excellent training for his later work at Days Inns. Days Inns became one of the largest limited service lodging chains in the United States, and Mr. Prince's involvement included development, financing, and management of all types of properties. Mr. Prince was Executive Vice President-Chief Investment Officer when he left Days Inns of America, Inc. to form Prince-Bush Investments, along with Mr. Robert C. Bush. Mr. Prince served on the Board of Mount Vernon Financial of Atlanta, is President of Marywood Apartments, a non-profit senior community. He served as a Trustee at Stetson for over 20 years and is the recipient of the 1985 Stetson Distinguished Alumni Award and the 1993 Distinguished Service Award. He presently serves as President of the U.S. Friends of the Irish College of Rome, as a Regent of Ave Maria University, serves on the Board of Winter Park Memorial Hospital, and other Church and Community organizations. Dots
ROBERT C. BUSH graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1967. After service as a United States Navy Lieutenant in the Civil Engineer Corp, Mr. Bush joined the newly formed Days Inns of America organization in 1972. He capped his fourteen years at Days Inns as Executive Vice President - Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure at Days Inns, he was responsible for development and construction of all hotels, franchising, sales and marketing, public relations, reservations, training, and personnel. Together with Thomas P. Prince, he oversaw the operational management of the Days Inns organization as well as the eventual liquidation of the Days Inns real estate portfolio. Mr. Bush is active in managing his personal investments as well as church and volunteer work. He is a past Trustee for the Alexander Tharpe Scholarship Program at Georgia Tech and served on the Advisory Board to the School of Civil Engineering at Georgia Tech. Dots
The Highlight of Mr. Prince's and Mr. Bush's careers has been the evolution of Prince-Bush Hotels (PBH), an extremely successful entrepreneurial company, augmented with several award winning Holiday Inn's and Hampton Inn's. In 1998, Prince-Bush strategically divested itself of four properties, while beginning construction on two new hotels. As owner/operator franchisees, PBH has consistently exceeded approved standards and expectations of every chain affiliate. Emphasis on quality and guest satisfaction has gained Mr. Prince and Mr. Bush widespread recognition throughout the hotel industry as well as in the financial markets. As an adjunct to their real estate ownership, they have brokered a portfolio of franchised hotels and restaurants valued in excess of $200 million for several major hospitality companies.
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MARK V. SMITH was born and raised in Savannah, GA. He attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management, and a minor in Political Science. While at Georgia Tech, Mr. Smith interned in the office of Senator Herman Talmadge and worked full time in Senator Sam Nunn's 1st re-election campaign. Upon graduation in 1979, Mr. Smith went to work in the Real Estate Department of Days Inn of America. His responsibilities included all facets of the development and financing of hotel projects throughout the U.S. In 1986, Mr. Smith left Days Inn and became an independent hotel owner and broker. He has been involved in the sale of over $300 million worth of hotel properties since that time. In 1992, Mr. Thomas Prince, Mr. Robert Bush, and Mr. Mark Smith acquired the Mulberry Inn of Savannah out of bankruptcy. As a result, Prince-Bush-Smith Hotels was created with Mark as managing partner. Mr. Smith moved to Savannah to oversee the renovation of the Mulberry and the rebuilding of its business. The Mulberry is now the premier hotel in Savannah, Georgia. It excels in customer service and atmosphere. In 1997, Prince-Bush-Smith Hotels opened the Hampton Inn Historic District on Bay Street, three blocks from the Mulberry Inn. This opening culminated a three-year development process which required close collaboration with the Historic Savannah Foundation and the City of Savannah. The performance of this property places it in the upper 1% of the Hampton Inn chain. In December 2007, Prince-Bush-Smith Hotels opened a 143 room, $20 million Holiday Inn Express across Abercorn Street from the Hampton Inn.

Mr. Smith is also Chief Executive Officer for his family's water utility business, which has in excess of 10,000 water and wastewater connections in Southeast Georgia. Mr. Smith is very active in community affairs and is presently Chairman of the Georgia International Maritime Trade and Convention Center. In 2008 he was elected as a Curator of the Georgia Historical Society. He is currently president of the Lutheran Church of the Ascension. Past service includes Chairman of the Savannah Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Trustee of the Coastal Heritage Society, and member of the Historic Savannah Foundation Board.
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PATRICK F. OLSON graduated from Michigan State University in 1987. Mr. Olson started a small business soon after graduation that he sold prior to his coming to work for Prince-Bush Investments in 1996. Since Mr. Olson's arrival at PBH, he has been integrally involved in the development, construction, and operation of numerous hotel projects. Mr. Olson was promoted to  President in May of 2010. He is responsible for the operations of the management company home office and for all company developments which includes hotel, restaurant and retail projects. Mr. Olson is a licensed Florida General Contractor and Real Estate Broker. Mr. Olson is actively involved in several professional, community, and social organizations. He lives in Winter Park, Flroida with his wife and four children.
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WILLIAM P. REILLY, JR., CHA, graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Degree in Hospitality Management. Throughout Mr. Reilly's hospitality career he has opened and operated as General Manager for a number of major hotel franchises. During his time, he has been awarded many industry awards to include: General Manager of the Year, Torchbearer Award, Chairman's Cup, along with many quality awards. Mr. Reilly joined Prince-Bush Hotels in 1988 and is now a Senior Vice President and Managing Partner. He is licensed with the State of Florida in Real Estate and Insurance. Mr. Reilly is actively involved in many professional and personal community and social organizations. He resides in Hollywood, Florida with his wife.
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MARK DANA joined the Prince-Bush team in 1988. Mr. Dana has lived with his family in Savannah, GA since 1995. Mr. Dana's education is in Public Administration, however, he has worked in the tourism industry for 25 years and is a Senior Vice President and Managing Partner. Mr. Dana currently serves as the President of the Savannah Tourism Leadership Council and sits on the following boards: 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, Savannah Chamber of Commerce, Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, United Way, Tourism Development Alliance of Georgia, The Charleston Area Board of Governors, and the Savannah Waterfront Association. He is the past Chairman of the Savanna Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and is a graduate of the Savannah Leadership program of 2002-2004. In 2008, Mr. Dana received the Tourism Leadership Council's Community Champion Award. During his time with Prince-Bush Hotels, he has received the following industry awards: Torchbearer Award 10 years consecutive, Newcomer of the Year, Hotel of the Year, Kemmons Wilson Award, Chairman's Cup, along with many industry quality awards.
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