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About Spirides Hotel Finance

We’ve walked a thousand miles in your shoes.

Harry G Spirides

Company Founder and President Harry G. Spirides is a former owner and operator of a 205-room, full-service, beachfront resort hotel for over 20 years.  The story of his family’s contribution to the United States hospitality industry is a remarkable one.  Not only have they owned, operated, developed, and advised hotels and restaurants for over 100 years–since the 1920s, but they also played a vital role in launching the hospitality industry careers of two of the industry’s biggest titans Cecil B. Day, founder of Days Inns and Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s Hamburger Restaurant chain.  The Spirides family chronology is outlined below.      

Harry Spirides rose up through the ranks of his family’s hotel company from restaurant dishwasher to general manager to chief executive officer.  He is a third-generation hotelier and has over 30 years of experience working in full-service hotels.  During his 20 year tenure holding the position of hotel owner and chief executive officer Harry Spirides employed thousands of people and led his company through all phases of a hotel company’s lifecycle and successfully navigated through many financial, legal, economic, public relations, and operations significant events.  Mr. Spirides has served for decades as a member of boards of directors of organizations focused on tourism destination marketing, municipal convention center operations, and economic development.  He has also served on state and local government authorities and committees.  He is a published author of hotel history.

20 aasta jooksul hotelliomanikuna ja operaatorina omandas Harry Spirides mitmel korral edukalt kapitali, mis oli vajalik tema ettevõtte hüpoteeklaenu refinantseerimiseks, aga ka uue ehituse, omandamise, renoveerimise ja tegevuse rahastamiseks. Ta teab lähedalt, kuidas rahandus on iga hotelli elujõud, ja ta saab kindlasti seostada mis tahes rahalise olukorraga, millesse hotelli omanik võib sattuda. 

Harry Spirides müüs oma hotelli 2014. aastal elaval hotellikinnisvaraturul. Praegu omab ja juhib hr Spirides Spirides Hospitality Finance Company, kus ta leiab, et on väga kasulik aidata hotellide omanikke rahastamisvajadustega, olles „jalanõudes kõndinud tuhat miili”. Ta rahastab parimate võimalike tingimustega kogu Ameerika Ühendriikides asuvatele hotellide omanikele, kasutades oma sügavaid, tõestatud ja väljakujunenud sidemeid kapitaliturgudel ja hotellinduses üldiselt. 

Hr Spiridesil on ärijuhtimise magistrikraad Merceri ülikoolis ja bakalaureusekraad külalislahkuse haldamises Florida osariigi ülikoolis. Talle on omistatud ka Cornelli ülikooli hotellijuhtimiskooli kinnisvara- ja hotelliinvesteeringute täiustatud sertifikaat. Harry Spirides on sõjaväe veteran ja endine ametnik. Ta teenis USA rannavalves föderaalse õiguskaitseametnikuna 3 aastat tegevteenistust ja 8 aastat reservkohustust. Ta sai sõjaväeteenistusest auväärse heakskiidu 2008. aastal. Spirides Hospitality Finance Company kinnitati 2017. aastal USA veteraniasjade osakonna poolt veteranide omanduses oleva väikeettevõttena. 

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Spirides perekonna ajalugu teenindades külalislahkust 

1910. aastal rändas George Leonidas Spirides Kreekast Spartast USA -sse. Järgmised 5 aastat töötas ta New Yorgis nõudepesumasina, koka ja lillede kohaletoojana.

1915. aastal kolis George L. Spirides New Yorki Endicottisse, et töötada oma esimese nõbu James Stratesi, Strates Showsi omaniku James Stratese juures, millest sai riigi suurim rändkarnevalisaade. Sel ajal reisis saade 50 kahekordse pikkusega raudteevaguniga ja töötas 900 inimest. George Spirides juhtis Stratese söögikohta, mida tuntakse kui "Cookhouse". Näituste vahepeal reisis George Spirides teistele karnevalidele ja eriüritustele, kus ta tegutses oma jäätise ja külmutatud vanillikastide müügikohtadega.

1940. aastal kolisid George L. Spirides ja tema naine Florence Savannah'sse, kus nad omasid ja haldasid järgmise 40 aasta jooksul toitlustusasutusi ja majutusvõimalusi.  

In 1942, This company’s Founder and President Harry G. Spirides’ uncle Bill Regas in Knoxville, Tennessee, hired and began mentoring at the Regas Restaurant a young, ambitious teenager by the name of Dave Thomas who later founded the Wendy’s Hamburger Restaurant chain.  Bill and Dave’s close friendship lasted for the rest of Dave’s life.

In the mid 1950s, George L. Spirides’ nephew George H. Spirides immigrated from Sparta, Greece to Savannah, Georgia and thoroughly learned the hotel business while working for his uncle over the next several years.

1960. aastate keskel ostis George H. Spirides viimase allesjäänud osa legendaarsest vanast rannakuurorthotellist Georgias Savannahi lähedal ning järgmise 30 aasta jooksul opereeris ja laiendas seda hotelli ning muutis selle kaasaegseks 205-toaliseks. teenindav rannakuurorthotell, mis võõrustas igal aastal üle 100 000 külalise.

In 1966, George H. Spirides married his wife Frances who is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee and a member of the prominent Regas family of restaurant owners and operators.  Bill Regas (mentioned above) hosted U.S. Presidents, celebrities, and hundreds of thousands of other visitors at the famous Regas Restaurant and was President of the National Restaurant Association in 1980-81.  Working closely with her husband, Frances ultimately worked for 43 years overseeing front desk, housekeeping, and accounting operations in the Spirides family hotel business. She retired in 2009.   

In 1969, George H. Spirides mentored and assisted his good friend Cecil B. Day to enter the hotel business by designing and opening the world’s first Day’s Inn near Savannah, Georgia.  George H. Spirides subsequently became the first manager of the world’s first Day’s Inn.  George H. Spirides is mentioned on pages 69 and 111 of the book titled Day by Day which was authored by Cecil Day, Jr., Cecil Day’s son. That book was endorsed by four U.S. Presidents–Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and Richard Nixon.  In that book Cecil Day, Jr. refers to George H. Spirides as “an established motel wizard.” 

In the 1980s, George H. Spirides’ son Harry G. Spirides, the Founder & President of Spirides Hospitality Finance Company, began working in the full-service hotel industry at a young age.  Harry learned all aspects of the full-service hotel business while working for his father.  Over the next 30 years he rose up through the ranks of his family’s hotel company working in every position from Restaurant Dishwasher and Busboy to Front Desk Clerk to General Manager to Chief Executive Officer.

In 2014, the Spirides family sold their Savannah, Georgia area hotel and restaurant company in a vibrant hotel real estate market.

In 2015, Harry G. Spirides founded Spirides Hospitality Finance Company in Tampa, Florida where today he finds it very rewarding to assist hotel owners with their financing needs, having “walked a thousand miles in their shoes.”

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS SERVING HOSPITALITY! The Spirides family has owned, operated, developed, and advised hotels and restaurants continuously since the 1920s.  Financing hotels is now our main business specialty and focus.

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