About Us

H&W is a regional hotel development and management company based in Lexington, KY.

The company began in 1985 evolving from a family business started by Don Howard Sr. in 1979. Since that time H&W has been involved in the development, management, and ownership of more than 50 hotels ranging from full service labels to economy focused products. H&W has experience with most major brands, including Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Choice Hotels, Best Western, and Wyndham.

Today H&W is run by Don Howard Jr. and his two sons, Lee and Matt Howard. The company continues to work with other hotel owners and investors that require development or professional hotel management.


Holiday Inn Versailles, KY hotel exterior