Russ Bylsma

Russ Bylsma

Southern Hospitality Services, LLC

With over 30 years of hospitality management and over 20 years of hotel development experience, Russ Bylsma serves as President for Southern Hospitality Services, L.L.C. 

Russ worked in hotels to pay his way through Auburn University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management with a Minor in Business.  His experience includes limited service, select service, full service, extended stay and resort properties.  He is by nature very detail oriented, tenacious and competitive, which has led to superior results including creative solutions and improved building operational functions over brand prototypical drawings.  Some of these improvements have become the prototype for the respective brands in their next generation of plans. 

Russ’ passion for the hospitality industry has resulted in awards and recognition from all brands SHS has engaged while prioritizing return on investment for the property’s investors.  His responsibilities with WeldenField, encompasses running SHS’ hotel management and development operations in the United States and consulting with non-profits internationally.

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