Timothy Garner

Senior Advisor

Tim joined the Guests, Inc. team in 2007.  He serves as a Senior Advisor after his recent retirement.  Tim provides guidance and education to the team at Guests, Inc. on day to day operations and special projects.

Prior to joining the Guests, Inc. team, he served as the General Manager of the Quaker Square Crowne Plaza Hotel in Akron, Ohio.  This hotel contained 190 guest rooms, 50,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, multiple food and beverage outlets and 55,000 square feet of office and retail space.  During his tenure at this hotel, he led the efforts to increase RevPar by 5% and increased the profitability of the food and beverage operation by 7.5%. 

Tim was the Vice President of Hotel and Golf Operations from 1991-2005 with BriLyn, a Cincinnati, OH based hotel company.  In this role, he was responsible for the support and oversight of nine hotels with total annual sales of $16,500,000.  The five golf courses under his supervision produced annual food and beverage revenue in excess of $4,000,000.

Over the course of his career, Tim has also overseen construction, opening and renovation of restaurants, hotels and golf course clubhouses. Since joining Guests, Inc. he has supervised numerous capital projects, PIP’s, and property brand conversions. Three of these projects received awards including the Mimslyn Inn, the Holiday Inn Express Fredericksburg, VA and the La Quinta Inn and Suites in Lynchburg, VA.

Tim has served in numerous multi-unit management positions overseeing full service hotels and restaurants with three other companies: Snavely Management Services, Harley Hotels and Hospitality Motor Inns.  He has served on numerous Advisory Boards and Committees and from 1996 to 2005 he was a Trustee for the Board of the Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association. 

He has a B.S. in Hotel Management & Food Service from The Pennsylvania State University.