Executive Staff


Michael James, President and COOmjweb

Beginning January of 2013, Mr. James was named President and COO of Hospitality Partners taking the reigns from founding president Mike Dickens who had served in that role since the company’s inception in 1986.  Mr. James has over 35 years of hospitality experience in managing a wide array of hotels, including boutique, branded, urban, suburban and resort properties.  Mr James joined Hospitality Partners in 1989 and spent the next decade in the Washington D.C. area managing several of the company’s hotels in the area.   From 2000 to 2012, Mr. James served as General Manager and operating partner of the Carousel Hotel Oceanfront Hotel and Condominiums in Ocean City, Maryland. He was instrumental in expanding HP’s presence in Ocean City in 2011 as a partner in the purchase and repositioning of two more hotels, the Atlantic Oceanfront Inn and the Coastal Palms Inn and Suites.  The expansion continued with the addition of Bonita Beach Hotel in 2013 and the Crystal Beach Oceanfront Hotel located on Ocean City’s famed boardwalk in 2014.  In January of 2016 the Tidelands Caribbean Hotel & Suites  located on 5th St. & the Boardwalk became the newest member of the Ocean City portfolio.  Currently, Mr. James serves on the Board of Trustees for Atlantic General Hospital, The Unite Way of the Eastern Shore, The Ocean City Tourism Advisory Board, and the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. Mr. James also currently serves as President of The Governor’s Economic Development Committee for Ocean City and is a former Chairman of the Maryland Tourism Development Board.


Michelle Emley, Vice President, OperationsMichelleEmleyweb

In her role as Vice President of Operations, Michelle Emley is responsible for the operational performance for our portfolio of hotels.  Since joining Hospitality Partners in 1996, Michelle has served in roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of Sales, Human Resources and Operations.  Michelle has served as the General Manager of both Hilton and Marriott properties and has multi-property experience.  Ms. Emley earned a B.A. degree from Shepherd University and is SPHR certified.


Greg West, Director of Administrationgregwestweb

As Director of Administration & Risk Management, Greg West is responsible for directing all of the administrative functions of the properties in accordance with industry standards, regulatory agencies and company objectives and policies.   Mr. West joined HP in 1989 and is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a B.A. in Finance.


Debbie Reindollar, Corporate Controller

DReindollarIn her role of Corporate Controller, Debbie Reindollar is responsible for the fiscal management, timely and accurate financial reporting, financial analysis and operational accounting of the hotels.   Since joining Hospitality Partners in 1988, Ms. Reindollar has served in various roles including assistant hotel controller and Network Administrator.   Ms. Reindollar has a B.A. in Accounting from George Washington University.

Ray Smith, Director of Information Technology

Ray Smith joined Hospitality Partners in 1999 as the Director of Information Technology. Since that time, he has overseen the IT design and construction of seven new hotels and the renovation of two others. His current responsibilities include purchasing, installation, maintenance, support and both the design and development of current and future IT systems for Hospitality Partners and HP managed hotels. Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona.

Jim-GlennonwebJames B. Glennon III, Development

Mr. Glennon joined Hospitality Partners in 2004 and is responsible for new business development, including feasibility/economic analyses, site acquisition, equity and debt financing, development administration, and contract negotiation, including leases, partnership agreements, and third party management contracts.  With more than 30 years of finance, planning and administration background in the travel industry, Mr. Glennon has worked with airline, airline catering, and hotel companies.  He graduated from Davidson and holds a MBA in Corporate Planning from Wharton.