Sunway Hospitality personnel have the experience with hotels in various locations throughout the United States.

Sunway Hospitality currently operates hotels in several states and has experience with most major franchise brands including: Hilton, Marriott and Holiday Inn.



The Sunway executive staff is unique in the changing hospitality industry.

The executives on average have been together as a management team for over ten years.


Sunway’s executives have been involved with over 100 hotels in almost 30 states.

Further, this experience totals over 18,000 guest rooms and 11 major franchises.



Mr. Parker began his career in hotel operations in the late 1980’s at various full-service hotels in Austin and Houston. After completing his BBA in Computer Information Systems in 1994, he joined the Houston office of PKF Consulting and quickly mastered the methodologies of forecasting changes in the supply and demand of hotels.


During the 1990’s, Mr. Parker watched the limited-service and select-service revolution unfold and performed numerous studies for both emerging and established brands. In response to this revolution in hospitality, he left PKF Consulting in 2001 to form DP Consulting, which was later rebranded to DPC Hospitality. Since inception, DPCH has completed more than 200 studies for new hotel development and hotel repositioning, which has resulted in nearly $2.0 billion in capital investment.


DPC Hospitality also serves the public sector by helping cities attract new hotel and conference center developments. DPCH has assisted numerous cities and private developers navigate the complexities of city incentives.


As Mr. Parker examined the boom cycle leading up to 2019, he sought the acquisition of Sunway Hospitality, which was completed in July of 2020. The focus of Sunway Hospitality going forward will be developing quality projects in strong communities with its established team of hospitality professionals.


Mr. Parker holds a Texas Broker’s License and is also a Private Pilot.



Linda joined Sunway Hotel Management in 1994 in the Acquisitions Department. Prior to joining Sunway, she served in a similar capacity with another hotel company for six years. She worked in evaluating hotel projects for acquisition, renovation and management and all FF&E procurement as well as identifying new construction opportunities including site selection, due diligence and feasibility studies.


In 2012 Ms. Smith was named President of Sunway Hotel Management, Inc. and has since, overseen all aspects of the company’s operations. This includes supervision of day to day operations of Sunway and all hotels under its management, developers and their ownership groups. Linda works daily with all Sunway staff as well as the hotel General Managers and attends to the needs and requirements of the hotel owners.


With over 26 years in the Hospitality Industry, Linda has developed strong relationships with all hotel franchise companies with emphasis on the Hilton, Marriott and IHG brands. She coordinates and implements all new hotel opening procedures and interior design of the hotels, with architects, construction companies, and the hotel franchise company and staff. She has developed procedures for the purchasing of FF&E through third party vendors and approved franchise vendors.


Linda works daily with David Parker on new acquisitions, ownership groups and Sunway Hospitality’s growth.



University of South Alabama

Bachelor of Science



Rich Jones joined Sunway in 2008 as Director of Facilities and Maintenance. Having started in the hotel industry in 2000 after a background in the Food and Beverage industry.


Prior to 2008, Mr. Jones worked with a Marriott franchisee and Marriott corporate where he gained first-hand knowledge of hotel development from architectural design to hotel construction and brand requirements.


As Vice President, Mr. Jones works with Linda Smith and David Parker on acquisitions, renovation, management, and construction development in the hotel industry. Mr. Jones is responsible for working directly with hotels, architects, contractors and project managers to develop Sunway’s growth of new hotels. In addition, Mr. Jones works closely with Linda Smith in the day to day operations of Sunway Hospitality, it’s management of its properties and ongoing projects. Mr. Jones also oversees all maintenance and facility departments, the hotels OS&E, as well as the Food & Beverage at all of Sunway Hospitality managed properties.


Mr. Jones multi brand experience with Holiday Inn, Marriott, and Hilton brings valuable experience to the Sunway team. Mr. Jones is also involved in FF&E procurement and hotel renovations.




Dani joined Sunway Hospitality in 2020, serving as Area Operations Manager for a portfolio of Sunway managed properties. With more than 26 years in the hospitality industry, Dani brings a depth of experience in hotel sales, operations, development, construction, renovations, and overall management. In addition to working with the operations and sales teams to ensure accountability, Dani also works closely with Sunway’s executive leaders.


Prior to joining Sunway, Dani oversaw multi-branded hotels including Marriott, Hilton and IHG where she was responsible for driving results across a balanced scorecard to include top-line revenue, market share, profitability, GSS and team member engagement. Dani also assisted in the development, implementation, and administration of Human Resource functions, including recruitment, training, development, benefit administration and associate relations activities, relating to all hotel personnel.



Doug joined Sunway in 2013 and has been involved in accounting since 1990.  His experience most recently in Hotel Management is enhanced by his extensive experience as a Controller with private and publicly traded Newspapers and Non-Profit Education industries.


Doug is responsible for all of Sunway’s financial responsibilities. Communicating with owners, preparation of monthly financials, sales tax, annual budgets and capital budgets. Additionally, Doug oversees cash management, coordination of any audit activities and the oversight of all compensation programs for all employees.



Bachelor of Science – Accounting and Business, Baker University

Master of Science – Management, Baker University



Shelli joined Sunway Hospitality in 2004 as a staff accountant. Shelli is responsible for all hotel property financials, sales taxes, daily reporting, inventories, insurance, fixed assets and depreciation, as well as HR. Shelli works closely with Doug Oswald and the hotel General Managers on a daily basis assisting with the day to day operations and reporting-processing for Sunway Hospitality.



Kim joined Sunway Hospitality in 2007 as an Executive Assistant. Kim is responsible for assisting with FF&E procurement, all hotel required licensing and permitting, corporate books, corporate records, and assisting HR. Kim also assists with accounting and handles all day to day operations of the Sunway Hospitality corporate office.



Dakota Wesleyan University

Bachelor of Science

Sunway Hospitality