Jameson Inns owns limited-service hotels in about a dozen southeastern and midwestern states operating under the Jameson Inns and Signature Inns names. Many properties offer such amenities as swimming pools, fitness facilities, and meeting and conference rooms; some rooms feature perks such as whirlpool tubs and refrigerators. The first Jameson Inn opened in 1987 in Winder, Georgia. In 2004 Jameson Inns ditched its status as a real estate investment trust (REIT). Formerly a public company, Jameson became a private firm in 2006. The hotel company's properties are managed by Park Management Group.
In 2006 Jameson was acquired by a joint venture between JER Partners, the private equity investment arm of real estate investment management firm J.E. Robert Companies, and Longhouse Hospitality, a privately held owner and operator of hotel properties, for $371 million, including $190 million in debt.
In addition to Jameson and Signature Inns, the merged Jameson and Longhouse company operates Crestwood Suites, Sun Suites, and Lodge America hotels. The three sister brands of Jameson are extended stay hotels, primarily located in the Southeast. The combined portfolio includes more than 160 hotels throughout the US. – less