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Who We Are


A strong foundation leading successful growth

Established in 1988 as a family-owned business, Raines has grown into a vertically integrated company involved in all aspects of hotel lifecycle. Our diverse portfolio showcases the world's top hotel brands, along with boutique and independent hotels. With 35 years of experience and expertise, we have proven ourselves capable of delivering outstanding results for both owners and investors.

We believe what sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to our family-oriented culture. This foundation, combined with our multi-faceted approach, enables us to exceed expectations and create exceptional experiences for all involved.

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Raines at a Glance

  • 42 Hotels Managed

  • 2 Hotels Under Development

  • 4,386 Keys

  • $192k Projected Revenue

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The Raines Team

Our commitment and wide-ranging experience have established us as a respected name in the industry, known for our personalized approach and outstanding outcomes. Our team of leaders comprises talented individuals with diverse expertise, providing owners and investors with the opportunity to connect directly with our company principals and build lasting relationships.

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Strengthening Communities

Raines works with local hospitals, food banks, and schools to provide disaster relief efforts when needed, and regularly offers donations and support to the following charitable organizations:

  • Back to School Supplies Drive
  • 2nd Harvest Food Bank
  • SC Flood Victim Relief
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • No Longer Bound
  • Help 4 Kids
  • McLeod Children's Hospital
  • Southeastern Baseball Classic
  • Toys for Tots

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The HP Hotels team volunteers time and energy to make a difference in our local and global communities, regularly working with the following partners:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • World Hunger Program
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Jesse's House
  • Water for Life
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HP Hotels believes that the hospitality industry has a role in preserving the environment. Our hotels have implemented eco-friendly processes to reduce our carbon footprint.

  • Clean the World
  • Light Stay solutions
  • Energy use reduction
  • Food waste reduction
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A FamilyCulture

Though the origin of Raines began in 1954 as the family entered the gas industry, the beginning of the hospitality sector started in the early 1980s as a passion of Mark Raines. The son of Rock Raines who owned and operated several truck stops throughout his time, Mark opened his first hotel in 1992, a Super 8 Motel on Highway 52 in Florence, SC.

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