History

About Magnolia Lodging

Magnolia Lodging, LLC originated in its namesake town of Magnolia, Arkansas, in the 1940s by husband-and-wife team Gresham and Sue Shinn. The Shinns built and operated hotels throughout Arkansas, gradually expanding into Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Beginning in 1982, son G. J. “Jay” Shinn furthered his parents’ legacy by developing and managing award-winning hotels under the Hilton and Marriott flags.

In 1998, following continued growth and a commanding portfolio, Jay formed Magnolia Lodging, LLC with father-and-son hoteliers Wayne and Matthew Newton. Marked by exceptional service and numerous awards, Magnolia Lodging has emerged an industry leader in providing outstanding guest service, a unique style of leadership, and successful, competitive hotels.

In 2015, all three of Magnolia Lodging’s Homewood Suites by Hilton properties ranked within the top 10 percent of the brand. Additionally, the Home2 Suites in Frisco also earned a brand ranking of #2. In 2013, the company’s TownePlace Suites Dallas/Lewisville earned the Marriott Chairman’s Award for overall guest satisfaction, and was the proud recipient of a Platinum Circle Award for overall performance and guest scores.

Over the years, Magnolia Lodging has built, owned and managed Homewood Suites by Hilton, AmeriSuites, Hilton Garden Inn, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Home2 Suites by Hilton hotels.


The Magnolia Motel, the first property owned and managed by Gresham and Sue Shinn.


Recognition & Awards

2015 Magnolia Lodging's TownePlace Suites takes home a 2014 Silver Circle Award for Guest Satisfaction at annual Marriott General Managers Conference

2015 Magnolia Lodging's Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites hotels take home a combined 15 awards at 2014 brand award ceremonies

2014 Magnolia Lodging's TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas/Lewisville is the proud recipient of six performance awards, including the 2013 Chairman's Award and Platinum Circle Award for Guest Satisfaction and Overall GSS

2014 Magnolia Lodging's Three Homewood Suites Hotels take home 17 Awards at Annual Brand Awards Ceremony

2014 Magnolia Lodging's Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Richardson is proud recipient of 2013 Success Award for guest loyalty and performance

2014 Home2 Suites Dallas/Frisco wins first-ever Connie Pride Award for 2013 Hotel of the Year

2013 Hotel of the Year Announcement for Homewood Suites Dallas/Allen

2013 All three Magnolia Lodging Homewood Suites recognized at Annual Homewood Awards Ceremony, including Hotel of the Year for Dallas/Allen

2013 Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Richardson recognized for 2012 SALT scores: #1 within the Texas region, Top 10 percent brand-wide

2012 Homewood Suites Dallas/Frisco and Homewood Suites Dallas/Frisco recognized in Q3 2012 "Best of Homewood," ranking within the 10 percent of the brand (over 300 open hotels)

2012 All three Magnolia Lodging Homewood Suites recognized in Q1 2012 "Best of Homewood," placing within the top 10 percent of the brand (over 300 open hotels)

2012 Homewood Suites Dallas/Allen Sales Coordinator, Janis Herrera, wins the 2011 Spirit of the Homewood Suites Award

2012 TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas/Lewisville awarded a Gold Circle Award for Guest Satisfaction, one of only nine hotels to receive this honor

2012 Magnolia Lodging Homewood Hotels take home 12 awards at Annual Conference, including Top New Hotel of the Year

2011 The Hilton Garden Inn awarded a Success Award for a 2011 top-five percent ranking brand-wide

2011 Award of Excellent for top 5 percent ranking brand-wide

2010 TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas/Lewisville 2010 Platinum Circle Guest Satisfaction Award - one of seven hotels to win this award out of 193 hotels brand-wide.

2010 TownePlace Suites by Marriott Dallas/Lewisville 2010 Award for Construction Excellence for Best Prototypical Hotel

2010 Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Richardson 2010 Balanced Score Card ranking #7 out of 503 hotels

2010 Magnolia Lodging Hotels win a total of 11 awards at the annual Homewood Suites Leadership Conference

2009 Magnolia Lodging recognized with seven awards at Homewood Suites Regional Conference

2009 HotelWorld Award for Best Lobby/Public Space Design Globally - Hilton Garden Inn®, Dallas/Richardson c/o KLT Services

2006 Homewood Suites by Hilton® Developer of the Year

2005 Homewood Suites by Hilton® #1 Hotel of the Year, Plano/Richardson

2004 2nd place Homewood Suites by Hilton® chain wide, Plano/Richardson

2002 3rd place Homewood Suites by Hilton® chain wide, Lewisville

2002 4th place Homewood Suites by Hilton® chain wide, Ft. Worth/Bedford

1996 3rd place Homewood Suites by Hilton® chain wide, Lewisville

1993 Newcomer Hotel of the Year, Holiday Inn Express, Lewisville