Chairman & CEO
Stephen L. Schwartz, Chairman and CEO of First Hospitality Group, Inc., is a leading developer, owner and operator of quality hotels in the Greater Midwest Region. Mr. Schwartz founded FHG on the principles of Excellence, Awareness, Growth, Leadership and Earnings. Since its incorporation in 1984 and with his first hotel opening in 1985, Mr. Schwartz has grown the company portfolio to extend into 9 states and generating an excess of $250 Million in Annual Revenue. Having more than three decades of strong franchise relationships with Hilton Hotel Corporation, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels, Global Hyatt Corporation and Carlson Hotel, the company had successfully developed and financed more than $1 Billion in hotel real estate. FHG’s success is credited to Mr. Schwartz’s focused Vision, Superior Management Team, Committed Values and Innovative Leadership. It is because of his continued motivation and commitment to FHG that the company is widely recognized for its superior level of performance which is paralleled by its exceptional revenue stream, while maintaining its entrepreneurial and service-oriented culture.