Horve Hospitality Management, Inc. was established in 2005 by Steve R. Horve. The company commenced operations with the development, construction, and management of the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites in Champaign, IL. Soon after, the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel in Decatur, IL was acquired, and the Homewood Suites in Forsyth, IL was constructed. In 2010, the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center in Springfield, IL was purchased. Horve Hospitality Management, Inc. navigated and supervised the complete remodel and conversion of the hotel to its current DoubleTree by Hilton franchise. In February 2016 the newly-constructed Home2 Suites by Hilton in Champaign, IL, opened. The new Hampton Inn in southeast Decatur, IL, opened in April 2017, and the Hampton Inn in southwest Champaign, IL, opened in September 2018.
Steve R. Horve has been in the hotel business since 1989 when he built and opened the Hampton Inn in Dearborn, Michigan. Since that time he has built and owned seventeen additional hotels in Arizona, New Mexico, and Illinois. The brands that Steve has owned are: Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Doubletree by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hampton Inn, Country Inn & Suites, Springhill Suites, Hawthorn Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Inn, and an independent.
Steve’s latest projects include the new Hampton Inn in southeast Decatur, Illinois, which opened in April 2017, and the new Hampton Inn at Carle at the Fields in southwest Champaign, Illinois, which opened in September 2018.
Steve has built over 60 hotels over the years. He started his career building homes and developing subdivisions and, eventually, began building commercial buildings. He has built nursing homes, apartments, restaurants, medical office buildings, assisted and supportive living facilities, retail strip centers, and much more.
Steve is married to Odette and has three sons. Steve K. and Jeff are partners in the ownership of hotels and assisted living developments. Jacob joined the hotel business upon graduating from college in May 2015.
Steve has been a long-time board member of the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce, a local bank board of directors, Country Club of Decatur board member, past President of Rotary, past President of Decatur Home Builders Association, and past President of the American Society of Industrial Engineers. In addition, he currently serves on the state board of directors for the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association. Steve was the recipient of the IHLA 2016 Ambassador of Hospitality Award.
Steve has been and continues to be physically active. He ran in the Chicago Marathon and played baseball and basketball. Steve is a season ticket holder of the University of Illinois Men's Basketball program. He enjoys biking, golfing, and swimming.
Kassie Landry - Regional Director of Sales
Keith Montgomery – Manager of Maintenance and Engineering
Rebecca A. Wisher, CPA – Chief Financial Officer