This article showcases our top picks for the best Virginia based Hospitality companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Hospitality industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Virginia Hospitality Companies
Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with nearly 4,000 employees, 30,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company delivers the most comprehensive event marketing and management platform and offers a global marketplace where event professionals collaborate with venues to create unmatched experiences.
Cvent is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C., and has additional offices in London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Melbourne, New Delhi, and Singapore among others, to support its growing global customer base. The comprehensive Cvent event marketing and management platform offers software solutions to event organizers and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event marketing and management, virtual and onsite solutions, and attendee engagement.
Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the entire event management process and maximize the impact of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. Hotels and venues use Cvent’s supplier and venue solutions to win more group and corporate travel business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business.
Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage millions of meetings and events.. .
Hilton Worldwide is a global hospitality company that operates a network of luxury and full-service hotels and resorts, extended-stay suites, and focused-service hotels. The company owns over 4,400 hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties comprising more than 730,000 rooms in 97 countries and territories.
Its offerings include Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors.
Hilton Worldwide was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Virginia, United States with offices in Tennessee, United States; Watford, United Kingdom; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Singapore.. .
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NewsWatch TV is an award winning 30-minute Television show airing weekly in more than 200 markets in the U.S. NewsWatch airs on AMC and ION Network.
Since it began operations in 1989, more than 1000 episodes of the program have been aired. The content of NewsWatch covers a wide range of subjects including health & medical breakthroughs, new product releases, fashion, consumer electronics reviews, travel & tourism, consumer & business issues and national public awareness campaigns.
In the past year, hundreds of celebrities have appeared on NewsWatch. Such celebrities include: Julianne Moore, Phil Mickelson, Carrie Underwood, Dr.
Oz, Diane Lane, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Ted Danson, Olympian Carl Lewis, Brookyln Decker. We have also had hundreds of well known companies appear on the show in the past year, including:GoodYear, Bounty, NASCAR, Suave, Discovery Channel, Ford, Toyota, Legos, LG, Sports Authority, Dewars Whiskey, American Heart Association, Kelly Blue Books, D-Link.
The show is hosted by Andrew Tropeano and Michelle Ison. It also features reports by Susan Bridges, Chris Vaughn, Amanda Forstrom, Eric Forrest, and Scott Steinberg.
Awards: NewsWatch TV has won multiple awards for their national television show, including gold and platinum Videographer Awards, Telly Awards and MarCom Awards.. .
Foodio provides custom online ordering solutions to restaurants that desire more sales, fewer headaches and to keep their loyal customers.
Concilio Labs was established to drive next-generation hotel personalization through technology. We design and develop technology to help hoteliers understand who their guests truly are, and personalize interactions between hotels and their guests.
Concilio Insights utilizes big data analyzation to personalize interactions between hotels and their clients. Concilio Insights provides hotels a way to understand who their guests are and a platform for providing the full spectrum personalization today’s travelers expect.
Our product span multiple touch points including smartphone, tablet, mobile apps, and on premise experiences. We’re changing the way hoteliers understand and communicate with their guests pre, during and post stay..
StayAtHand is the smartest way to book your next hotel stay! It revolutionizes how rooms are found and sold online. StayAtHand is currently in the market with revenue and strong customer retention.
The US market for selling hotel rooms directly to consumers online is $65B. StayAtHand provides consumers the world’s fastest, most powerful hotel search engine.
See all hotels in one place and earn your rewards points in 22 programs. Search special rates like AAA, cancel with one click, and even pay after you stay.
Leisure travelers can search multiple locations and dates all at once. StayAtHand offers hotels a new business model.
We reduce the cost hotels pay to acquire a reservation by 90%. We support their loyalty programs, differentiate their brands, and provide business intelligence.
We have IP in the form of trade secrets, trademarks, and a patent filed with the US and Europe. Imagine If, DBA StayAtHand, is in the midst of raising $5M for its series A after raising $2.6M in its seed round.
Smithfield Foods is determined to be an ethical food industry leader that excels every day at bringing delicious and nutritious meat
Fair Winds Brewing
Fair Winds Brewing creates and distributes high quality craft beer while providing a platform to engage the local home brewing community.
Five Guys is serves a range of hand‑made burgers made with fresh locally sourced beef and cooked on a grill.
TapTap, LLC provides a social networking app and advertising platform service for large venues (e.g. hotel resorts, theme parks, sport & concert venues, music festivals, small cities, or even entire cities).
This app is called Minikast, designed to improve visitor and guest experience, increases the sales of on-property services and merchandise, and provides a new revenue stream for venues by enabling them to sell advertising on this private social network. The data generated from the use of this app is thought to be a valuable commodity for advertisers wishing to reach certain demographic markets..
Hilton Hotels provides hospitality services through the ownership, leasing, management, development, and franchising of hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties. Its brand names include Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, and Home2 Suites by Hilton.
Its operates in 93 countries and territories with aproximately 690,000 rooms. Its timeshare properties are known as the Hilton Grand Vacations brand.
Hilton Hotels was established in 1919 by Conrad Hilton. It is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
Currently, it has 540 hotels.. .
Kew Green Hotels
Kew Green Hotels was operate high quality limited and full service branded hotels in prime locations throughout the UK.
Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Interstate Hotels & Resorts is the U.S.-based global hotel management company. Hotel owners, developers and guests discover the Interstate difference in our 440 hotels with 81,000 rooms located throughout the U.S.
and around the world. Interstate is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a joint venture between Thayer Lodging Group and Jin Jiang Hotels..
Crescent Hotels & Resorts
This is the guiding principle that drives every aspect of hotel operations through Crescent Hotels & Resorts.
Kappa Farms, LLC
Kappa Farms has developed proprietary designs and methods for high density indoor farming of USDA Organic microgreens, baby greens and herbs. Our designs and methods are certified USDA Organic, and were developed specifically to minimize labor and operating costs.
Our operations require no mechanical lift equipment seen in other vertical farms, yet our yield per square foot meets or exceeds all other indoor growing methods. We design and build all of our lighting, sensor networks, IoT controls and associated software in-house at a fraction of the cost of purchasing these from vendors.
Kappa Farms’ designs and methods are quickly scalable, requiring no heavy internal construction.. .
OnezerOne provides the oversight relief and full-service for your entire property. Its motto is collaboration and integration with the staff to ensure seamless installation, and most importantly the guest’s in-room and on-property experience is maximized to the fullest.
OnezerOne has developed an array of products that individually are a highly competitive value and best in class.. .
Great Eastern Resort Management
Great Eastern Resort Management is a hospitality company providing indoor waterpark and family vacation services.
Apple Hospitality REIT Inc
Apple Hospitality REIT is a publicly traded REIT that owns one of the largest portfolios of upscale, rooms-focused hotels.
Metropolitan Hospitality Group
Metropolitan Hospitality Group are a locally owned and operated restaurant group formed in 2005.
Fortessa Tableware Solutions
Fortessa Tableware Solutions is a designer, developer and marketer of commercial and consumer tableware.
Park Hotels & Resorts
Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. is one of the largest publicly-traded lodging real estate investment trusts (REIT) comprised of a geographically diverse portfolio of hotels and resorts with significant underlying real estate value.
Their portfolio consists of 52 premium-branded hotels and resorts with over 30,000 rooms located in prime U.S. and international markets with high barriers to entry.
Over 85% of their portfolio is in the luxury or upper upscale segment and over 95% is located in the U.S., including locations in 14 of the top 25 markets. Over 70% of their portfolio is located in the central business districts of major cities or resort or conference destinations.
Park was established as an independent company on January 3, 2017, following its spin-off from Hilton. Their headquarters are located in Tysons, Virginia and their ticker symbol on the New York Stock Exchange is “PK.”.
CSI DMC is a hospitality company that provides thematic events, transformational décor, and entertainment services.
Excel Group is a multi-disciplined hotel private equity firm focused on acquiring and developing premium-branded select-service hotels. It specializes in developing and acquiring hotel investments, minimizing risk, and maximizing performance through intensive asset management and selling to leading institutions.
The firm’s fully integrated platform with expertise in acquisitions, asset management, and development enables Excel Group to achieve risk-adjusted returns that consistently outperform industry averages. The company executes value-add and opportunistic investment strategies, investing and developing hotel assets in primary and secondary markets.
The company’s strategy is differentiated by the firm’s investment diversification, strong off-market deal sourcing, strategic market positioning, data-focused approach and creative deal structuring. Excel Group seeks to build its portfolio of real estate investments, while diversifying a growing investor group’s capital across multiple investments and brands Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Excel Group owns and asset manages a portfolio of 16 hotels.
The company has been involved in 32 hotel acquisitions since its founding and has acquired 10 new investments since 2015. Inc.
Magazine named Excel Group the #1 Fastest Growing Real Estate firm in 2015, #3 Fastest Growing Real Estate firm in 2016, and #15 Fastest Growing Real Estate firm in 2017.. .
Newport Hospitality Group, Inc
Newport Hospitality Group is a hospitality company that provides hotel management services.
Therapeutic Alliance is a private, mental health agency offering professional mental health counseling throughout Virginia.
Green’s Catering Service
Whether from Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, or the Carolinas, southern American food is the most satisfying and sultry taste around. Complete with all the fixins, our southern selections are sure to satisfy any appetite.
Our catering specialty has been designed through generational dishes from across the southern states with reputation and its tradition of soul food at its finest. Guaranteed to bring you the best experience for your catering needs of any occasion.
Let Green’s Catering assist you in making your next occasion the very best.. .
Gigabbyte solution is a mobile app developer company and has developed apps like Talking Bee
CCR Retail Systems
CCR Retail Systems is a retail industry provides outstanding customer service in the point-of-sale business.
Organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry.
Airlie is a hospitality company that offers weekend getaways, weddings, and meetings services.
Gold Key PHR
Gold Key | PHR has been a leader in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years as a fully-integrated hospitality company.
Diamond Dogs will be a hot dog truck that strives to make the best quality product at an affordable price. Looking at the trends to the higher end food truck experiences, we know that there are many families out there who just want good food, made quickly, but don’t want to pay restaurant prices to get it .
We pride ourselves on our quality ingredients, our positive service, and our unbending commitment. There are ample opportunities in Central Virginia where Diamond Dogs can succeed and thrive, and we are committed to making our dream come true..
Stonewall Resort of a hospitality company that offers amenities and recreation including a golf course, spa, and RV camping. The guests can explore the area by boating, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing and golfing close to nature.
They also have areas wherein business conferences and family reunions can be held. It is headquartered in Roanoke, West Virginia..
Cal Simmons is one of the most trusted, recognized and successful travel experts in North America.
Blue Fin Japanese Restaurant
BLUE FIN Japanese Restaurant specializes in delicious sushi and Japanese dishes. Chef Evan focuses on fresh, high-quality fish which which he skillfully prepares to create bold and unique flavors.
It has won Best of the Beach Gold Award for 2013 and 2014.. .
Highland Hospitality is a self-advised hotel investment company organized in July 2003.
Coastal Hospitality Associates
Coastal Hospitality Associates is a hospitality company providing hotel development and operations services.
Ready Hands, a provider of personal care services for the elderly and disabled. Ready Hands operates an agency in Alexandria, VA that provides private pay-based personal care services to the elderly and disabled.
The Company, which was founded in 2002 by Dr. Robert “Granger” and Sue Benson, has grown substantially over the past several years and has an outstanding reputation for high quality patient care.
Ready Hands provides services including bathing, hygiene, companionship, household chores, medication administration, and meal preparation.. .
Digney York Associates
Digney York Associates is a firm that performs renovations for hotels and resort complexes.
Country Cookin is a food & beverages company specializing in wholesome food and salads.
The Inn at Little Washington
The Inn at Little Washington is a hospitality company offering rooms, gourmet dining, and tea services.
Virginia Equine Imaging
Virginia Equine Imaging (VEI) is an elite equine sports medicine clinic located in the rolling hills of The Plains.
Cayuga Hospitality Consultants
Cayuga Hospitality Consultants is a highly experienced network of independent hospitality consultants providing services.
Lady K’s Catering
Although Lady K’s Catering, LLC was founded on September 6, 2013, it wasn’t until March 2014 that Lady K decided to officially offer customized services, specializing in Contemporary Cuisine. Over time she perfected her craft which involved applying simplistic yet unique cooking techniques that allowed for a refined, cleaner method of cooking.
In addition, Lady K’s Contemporary Cuisines are heavily influenced by various parts of the world such as Italy, France, Spain, Asia, & the Middle East. She uses only the freshest ingredients the world has to offer which allows one’s pallet to savor the flavor of each ingredient used.
So with that said, why not allow Lady K to introduce you to enhanced cooking methods, better eating habits & the health benefits you will reap from the meals she prepares. Remember, the overall goal is to achieve and/or maintain a healthier, happier you! For meal preparations and/or catering service inquiries, please feel free to Contact Us anytime.
Thank you for your interest in Lady K’s Catering & they look forward to serving you in the future.. .
DC Metro Food Tours
DC Metro Food Tours offers unique food tasting and cultural walking tours that bring you to some historic and significant neighborhoods.
Jackson Hotel Management
Jackson Hotel Management is the premier hospitality management and development company in the Mid-Atlantic.
The Resurgence of Hop Growing in Virginia! Craft brewer and farmer seeking to supply the exploding craft brewery market in the Mid-Atlantic area with locally grown hops. There are over 500 breweries in the Mid-Atlantic area with more being started every day.
These breweries produced over 2.6 million barrels of beer in 2013. This requires over 2.4 million pounds of hops annually.
These breweries need hops and they want locally grown, fresh hops for their distinctive brews. HopsFromVirginia.com’s output will be 150,000-200,000 pounds of dried hops annually with a retail value of $1.5-2 million..
This is less than 7% of the Mid-Atlantic States demand and less than 1% nationally. HopsFromVirginia.comseeks to start a hop farm to sell into this market with rising demand and strong projected growth.
There is significant opportunity to make a strong entry into the east coast hop growing industry and to garner the lions share of the available market. The international funding organization known as AGFunders http://www.agfunders.comhas expressed interest in syndicating the project to its investors.
Initial startup funds are needed(soft circle) to entice investor interest. Significant opportunities also exist to obtain grant funding and to develop new technologies and varities to further the growth of the industry.
CWI Retail Systems
CWI Retail Systems help retail establishments, independent grocers and companies in the hospitality industry to expand their businesses.
Indoor wayfinding is rarely a small project. It crosses as many internal departments as it does platforms.
But, they are here to help. Their project managers are some of the best in the industry and you will have one to call your own.
They know that every business has unique challenges. Their team prides itself on staying on the cutting-edge of wayfinding technology to provide you with custom fit solutions.
Connecting you to your solution is their business.. .
New Leaf Funding Corporation
New Leaf Funding Corporation helps businesses find funding for their ventures.
The Westin Alexandria Old Town
The Westin Alexandria Old Town is perfect for conducting business and exploring historic charm.
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