About Us

Meet the Pinnacle Team

Pinnacle Hospitality is an award winning Hospitality Company, based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Our growing portfolio of internationally-recognized hotels brands like Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotels Group, and Wyndham Hotels.  Our burgeoning restaurant endeavors are poised to create uniquely and locally inspired social dining experiences.  As a full service management company, our team provides expert management for owners and asset managers. This expert management is carried forward through Pinnacle’s vision and mission.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a nationally recognized lodging management and ownership company. We strive to be a model corporate citizen by being a preferred employer and an integral contributor to our community and industry.

Our Mission

We pledge:

  • To delight and satisfy our Customers by guaranteeing more value, comfort and service that exceed expectations.
  • To empower our team-members and to instill a sense of pride while offering excellent work environments, employment opportunities, career opportunities and a program of recognition and rewards.
  • To work with our strategic partners to provide the best possible products and services for our stakeholders.
  • To our owners and investors, a fair return on investment by maximizing asset value and operational efficiency.


Each Pinnacle Hospitality managed property shares our distinctive brand of guest service. This hallmark has been shaped through our commitment to our guests through team work, diversity, and a mutual respect for our team members and customers. 

At Pinnacle Hospitality, we believe that great leaders are made, not born. We develop great leaders and hospitality professionals through an ongoing process of self-study, training and hands-on experience.

Our Corporate Leadership:

C.V. Shanbhag

CEO & Chairman


Geeta Shanbhag



Sachin Shanbhag

Managing Director


Sheldon Bedillion

VP of Accounting


Phil Simmons

VP of Real Estate


Shalin Patel

Director of Real Estate


Jason Price

Director of Operations


Suresh Desai

Director of Purchasing


Tanya Leland

Director of Interiors

Our Property Leadership:

Randy Edwards

GM of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greenville Woodruff Road


Rita Vaughn

GM of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Spartanburg Westgate Mall

Shane Carlisle

GM of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Spartanburg North


Kimberly Jackson

GM of Microtel Inn & Suites Greenville Woodruff Road


Casey Lindman

GM of Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Airport


Brandon Davis

GM of Hilton Garden Inn Spartanburg Westgate Mall and Summit Pointe Event Center


Jamie Trammell

GM of Hampton Inn & Suites Spartanburg Westgate Mall


Chris Giaimo

GM of Residence Inn Spartanburg Westgate


Brenda Bolton

GM of Demetre’s Gourmet Grille


Brandon Thompson

GM of Heirloom Milltown Eatery