Elkins, WV. (November 7, 2023) – Taylor Hospitality is proud to announce the appointment of Shane Jones, native to Elkins, as General Manager of the Tygart Hotel. Shane brings extensive knowledge in the hospitality industry and is excited to lead the team at the newly renovated Tygart Hotel. 

Shane’s extensive business management knowledge makes him an ideal leader to guide the Tygart Hotel to success. He boasts expertise in areas such as management, marketing, administration, and leadership. Shane earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Davis & Elkins College in 2015 and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University online. He is expected to graduate in 2023. In 2021, Shane was recognized as the “Young Leader of the Year” by the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce. He has actively served as a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors for several years.

“Returning to my hometown in Elkins is truly an honor to serve as the General Manager of the Tygart Hotel, I look forward to providing a unique upscale experience to the guests that visit and step through our doors each day,” said Shane Jones. “ Visitors from near and far will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautifully restored hotel, restaurant, and bar with stunning views while experiencing a redefined hospitality experience with a warm atmosphere. When we open our doors for the first time, we invite you to join us in celebrating a truly remarkable part of history and experience a warm welcoming redefined hospitality experience.”

The Woodlands Development Group, the Tygart Hotel owners, selected Taylor Hospitality, a leading hospitality management company based in Waynesboro, VA to assist and consult with the overall construction, design, and management of all the pre-opening and furniture, fixture, and equipment procurement. Additionally, Taylor Hospitality will oversee all day-to-day operations for the hotel and restaurant once the restoration is completed.  

Sean Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Hospitality shared, “Finding the perfect General Manager for the Tygart Hotel was paramount. We needed someone who shared our passion for delivering unparalleled guest experiences while also elevating our approach to hospitality management. With Shane, we found exactly that. His unwavering dedication to his hometown and deep-seated expertise within the industry made him the ideal candidate to lead the Tygart Hotel to success. We are thrilled to have him on board and can’t wait to see the positive impact he will have on our team and guests alike.”

Tygart Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Elkins, West Virginia. The building has been carefully restored to maintain its historic charm while also providing modern amenities and accommodations. Guests can expect a full restaurant and bar, Oxley House, an outdoor patio seating area, and a conference room suitable for small meetings and events. The Oxley House will provide inspired West Virginia Appalachian Cuisine, which hotel guests will have the option to have delivered to their rooms.

Queen, double queen, and king rooms as well as king suites will be available for guests to enjoy during their stay. Amenities that come along with the Ascend Hotel Collection include complimentary Wi-Fi access and convenient mobile check-in options for added convenience. Guests visiting the Tygart Hotel, as well as other Ascend properties and participating Choice brands, can join the Choice Privileges loyalty program to gain enhanced rewards and benefits.

The Tygart Hotel will be devoted to creating a friendly and hospitable atmosphere for all guests. With Jones’ vast experience and exceptional leadership skills, the Tygart Hotel is poised for success.