ABOUT IMIC HOTELS
"Proving Southern Hospitality Still Exists" It's more than a motto, it's the foundation of our business.
Founded in 1981 by E.L. "Bert" Pooser, Jr., with two hotels, IMIC has developed into an award winning hotel and management company. Made up of exuberant employees, with a range of capabilities and experience, IMIC specializes in operations, human resources, sales, marketing, design, development, finance and accounting. Investors, partners, employees, and guests alike can be assured that every aspect will be approached with integrity and expertise.
IMIC currently owns and/or manages 14 hotels, suites, and inns covering the southeast. The properties now in operation consist of Hampton Inns, Wyndham Gardens, Wingate by Wyndhams, a Fairfield Inn & Suites, a TownePlace Suites, Quality Inns & Suites, Comfort Suites and The Inn at USC; a historic boutique hotel located on the campus of the University of South Carolina. In addition to these hotel properties IMIC also owns and operates Lighthouse Marina on Lake Murray in Chapin, SC, as well as two Stow-Away Storage facilities.
WHO WE ARE
IMIC Hotels operates under the direction of the Executive Offices, located in Columbia, South Carolina. The "Home Office" is just that– a base for all operations from human resources, sales, marketing, design, development, finance, and accounting. In addition to the corporate headquarters in Columbia, IMIC also employs over 400 people at hotels in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
WHAT WE DO
Property Development & Management | IMIC Hotels manages hotels, but we also develop, build and maintain them. Our property development and construction management skills reflect the experience our staff has gained over the years, both in new construction and in the maintenance and renovation of existing properties. With IMIC hotels, you enjoy the benefit of comprehensive property development services.
Financial Management | With stringent cost control mechanisms, information technology systems, and astute purchasing rationale, investors in IMIC Hotels are assured of financial management characterized by the highest level of confidence and integrity. We pride ourselves on accurately portraying the true financial standing of a hotel to its owners, because we believe the strength of any organization is its accountability.
Sales & Marketing | Many hotels have a passive attitude toward marketing, waiting and looking for business to simply walk through the door. In that way, they won't have to spend any money. Marketing is not an expenditure, but an investment in time, talent and money. At IMIC, we're anything but passive. Indeed a significant factor in our growth and profitability over the years has been our firm commitment to aggressive marketing strategies and advertising.
Operations | IMIC Hotels are well managed, efficiently run properties that appeal to guests, employees and owners alike. Standardized operating policies and procedures are administered by senior management, as each hotel is personally supervised by a regional vice president. The corporate support staff includes specialists in marketing, accounting, safety and security, housekeeping and maintenance. This team approach results in significant operating economies and efficiencies, which translate into enhanced profit potential.
E.L. "Bert" Pooser, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Bert Pooser, III
Vice President of Operations
Director of Corporate Operations
Vice President of Marketing
Vice President of Development
Developing Hotels, Suites, and Inns through new construction and aquisitions.
Efficiently operating properties through the coordination of the management team.
Skilled in providing assistance in areas of operations, human resources, sales and marketing, design and development, finance and accounting.