Paula Hollins Promoted to HMS Vice President of Operations


JOHNSON CITY, TENN.  –  On Thursday, August 15, 2013, the Board of Directors of Hotel Management Services, Inc. (HMS), a division of the Mitch Cox Companies, promoted Paula Hollins from Area Manager/Field Trainer to Vice President of Operations. HMS is a hospitality management company that operates ten Value Place Hotels across the USA. The Value Place properties are located in Elgin (Columbia), Lexington (Columbia), Greenville, Duncan, and Simpsonville, SC; Macon, GA (two properties); Johnson City, TN; Evansville, IN; and Champaign, IL.


Hollins has been in the property management industry since February of 2000. She began her career with Value Place Hotels in 2007 as a General Manager and has since opened five properties and managed over fifteen locations. She was hired by HMS in June of 2010. She is responsible for hiring, training and retaining the staff for all ten of the HMS Value Places, managing payroll, accounts payable/receivable, purchasing, inventory control and computer software support.


Throughout her career with Value Place Hotels, Paula has won six consecutive Centurion Awards for 100% occupancy, the Pinnacle Property Award in 2008, the 2009 Operator of the Year Award,  and the 2012 Brand Champion by Value Place for achieving five consecutive years of high scores on Quality Assurance reviews while also driving revenue.


“Paula has grown tremendously over the past three years both professionally and personally,” said Philip Cox, President of HMS, Inc. “Her ability as an operator was clearly demonstrated when she received the national Brand Champion award.” He continued, “I’m pleased to see her in this new position – one that she greatly deserves.”


“After working for several Value Place management companies, I feel that HMS actually understands that it takes the entire team to make the brand successful.” Hollins said. “We’ve worked really hard to build a team that I am proud to be a part of and I continue to look forward to improving the success of the properties and the company as a whole.”


Hotel Management Services, Inc. strives to create customer loyalty by delighting our guests and enabling our team members. The Value Place brand offers affordable, clean, safe, simple and flexible lodging in the economy segment of the extended-stay market. The brand currently operates 181 properties in 32 states. For more information, please visit