Like many hotel executives, Chairman and Founder of Commonwealth Hotels Dan Fay has worked in the hospitality industry much of his life. Beginning as a part-time employee in high school, he then worked at Stouffer Hotels while attending The Ohio State University. After graduation he entered a management training program with Stouffer Hotels. Within a few years he joined the hotel division of a Midwest restaurant company, which owned two hotels and several specialty restaurants. After ten years, he formed a hotel management company of his own and entered into a contract to purchase an existing franchised hotel.
Partnering with Corporex
In the process of forming an equity partnership to complete the acquisition of a local hotel, Fay formed a partnership with construction and development veteran Bill Butler of Corporex Companies. The result of that initiative was the development and construction of the Hilton at the Greater Cincinnati Airport, and the formation of Commonwealth Hotels LLC in 1986.Through this partnership, Fay and Butler have built a company of high quality assets, which lead the markets in their respective segments. They have become skilled at segmenting the market as a number of their projects have been built in the same marketplaces, but sell to different customers.The fact that Fay and Butler are owners as well as investors, business people and operators, has been key to their success.
As the company has grown, Commonwealth Hotels has taken on outside management contracts, delivering the same success for venture partners and third party owners. Today Commonwealth Hotels manages a wide variety of premium brand hotels in multiple market segments and markets. The success the company has achieved for its owners has established Commonwealth Hotels as a premier hotel management company, growing through performance based third-party management contacts, as well as equity partnerships.
Our goal is that every guest will want to return for another visit. The memories of their stay will, to a great extent, be built on how they were treated by our associates. A cheerful smile or kind greeting will go far in making someone feel important and appreciated. No matter what position with the company an associate may hold; their attitude with guests matter. We look to our associates to lead the way in exceeding our guest's expectations.
Courtesy does not end with our guests. We promote a culture of teamwork where we treat others as they would like to be treated.
A workforce ready, willing, able and eager to take on fresh challenges and work together for the common good of the company, property, owner, guest and team forms the basis of a great work environment.
Commonwealth Hotels and our affiliated hotels work hard to be the employer of choice in the hospitality industry. Our associates are among the best in the industry. This comes from their knowledge and commitment to excellence, and is augmented by our training and benefit programs. Our Corporate Human Resources Department assists in the recruitment and selection of key management positions, and supports the recruitment efforts of the hotels through the administration of employment advertising, selection tests, etc. We also provide complete payroll services for each hotel and associate
A sampling of Commonwealth's benefits includes the following: