January 31, 2023
Raines, a fully integrated hotel development, management, and investment company, has named Brittney Jones as vice president of strategic partnerships. She’s responsible for executing a strategy to support the overall vision of Raines and playing an active role in driving the company’s growth. She continues to report to the company’s managing partners.
“Brittney has maintained a stellar track record during her time with us and demonstrated her ability to help us build hotels, relationships, and experiences through various means over the years,” said Grey Raines, managing partner of Raines. “Brittney’s sales experience, familiarity with strategic development within the company, and preexisting relationships in the hospitality industry are foundational to this new role. We’re excited to see what she can accomplish and how she can continue to position us as the premier hotel management, development, and investment company in the Southeast.”
With Raines for nearly a decade, Jones most recently served as the company’s first-ever vice president of sales, marketing, and revenue management, where she was instrumental in driving significant topline revenue to the company’s portfolio of branded and soft-branded properties in the Southeast, and generating new sales opportunities by developing and maintaining relationships in local communities and the hospitality industry. She added revenue management to her responsibilities in 2020 after taking on sales onboarding and support of new and existing hotels as the company’s sales director in 2019. She began her hospitality career with Raines in February 2015 as the sales director of Hotel Florence in Florence, SC.
“We’ve been building something extraordinary at Raines over the years, and I’m proud of the significant milestones we’ve hit, especially what we’ve accomplished over the past decade,” Jones said. “We couldn’t have accomplished any of it without building meaningful relationships over the years. I look forward to strengthening our strategic partnerships, creating new ones, and contributing to the company’s continued success.”
Raines is one of the Southeast’s premier hospitality management, development, and investment groups, offering a comprehensive approach to its impressive property portfolio and client base. Led by managing partners, Grey Raines and David Tart, the award-winning company is known for its operational experience, success with historic properties, and expertise with the world’s leading brands, such as Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Choice, and Wyndham. Featuring a variety of properties, including notable boutique hotels, The Foundry Hotel in Asheville, NC and Hotel Florence in Florence, SC, Raines currently has 21 hotels and 2,003 keys throughout the Southeast. Within the Raines organization, a variety of specialty divisions offer curated and strategic programming, including Woven, a boutique hotel sector, and Array, which specializes in commercial real estate and office properties. Raines is headquartered in Florence, SC, with a secondary regional office in Charleston, SC.