Story about Us

First in Hospitality

Prince Bush Hotels is headquartered in Winter Park, Florida with regional offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Savannah, Georgia. These regional offices, coupled with our extensive relationships in the hospitality industry, enable us to recruit, develop, support, and retain qualified indi-viduals in all aspects of hotel management and operations. Our Winter Park office is the central hub for our strong financial, human resources, IT, risk management, and purchasing services.

Owners and Directors

Company Leadership

Prince-Bush Hotels is comprised of two partners, Thomas P. Prince and Robert C. Bush. Each partner has over 25 years of hotel experience. During their tenure at Days Inns of America, Thomas Prince and Robert Bush built over 100 hotels.


Managing Partner

Joined the Prince-Bush team in 1988. Mr. Dana has lived with his family in Savannah, GA since 1995. Mr. Dana’s education is in Public Administration, however, he has worked in the tourism industry for 25 years.


Executive Vice President and Managing Partner

Graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Degree in Hospitality Management. Throughout Mr. Reilly’s hospitality career he has opened and operated as General Manager for a number of major hotel franchises, he has been awarded many industry awards. Mr. Reilly joined Prince-Bush Hotels in 1988.



Graduated from Michigan State University in 1987. Mr. Olson started a small business soon after graduation that he sold prior to his coming to work for Prince-Bush Investments in 1995. He is responsible for the operations of the management company home office and for all company developments which includes hotel, restaurant and retail projects. Mr. Olson is a licensed Florida General Contractor and Real Estate Broker.



Was born and raised in Savannah, GA. He attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management, and a minor in Political Science. Upon graduation in 1979, Mr. Smith went to work in the Real Estate Department of Days Inn of America. In 1992, Mr. Thomas Prince, Mr. Robert Bush, and Mr. Mark Smith acquired the Mulberry Inn of Savannah out of bankruptcy. As a result, Prince-Bush-Smith Hotels was created with Mark as managing partner.



Graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1967. After service as a United States Navy Lieutenant in the Civil Engineer Corp, Mr. Bush joined the newly formed Days Inns of America organization in 1972. He capped his fourteen years at Days Inns as Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure at Days Inns, he was responsible for development and construction of all hotels, franchising, sales and marketing, public relations, reservations, training, and personnel. Together with Thomas P. Prince, he oversaw the operational management of the Days Inns organization as well as the eventual liquidation of the Days Inns real estate portfolio. Mr. Bush is active in managing his personal investments as well as church and volunteer work. He is a past Trustee for the Alexander Tharpe Scholarship Program at Georgia Tech and served on the Advisory Board to the School of Civil Engineering at Georgia Tech.



Graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree then joined the United States Army in 1967. Mr. Prince left the Army with a rank of Captain in July of 1971 and obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Georgia Southern College that same year. He joined Merrill-Lynch upon separation from the Army. He joined Days Inns of America soon after its founding. His family owned and operated motels which provided excellent training for his later work at Days Inns. Days Inns became one of the largest limited service lodging chains in the United States, and Mr. Prince’s involvement included development, financing, and management of all types of properties. Mr. Prince was Executive Vice President-Chief Investment Officer when he left Days Inns of America, Inc. to form Prince-Bush Investments, along with Mr. Robert C. Bush. Mr. Prince served on the Board of Mount Vernon Financial of Atlanta, is President of Marywood Apartments, a non-profit senior community.

Tamara B. Dowell CHAE

Chief Financial Officer

Is an Old Dominion University alumnus and started her career in public accounting before coming to work with Prince-Bush Investments in 1993. In 2002 Tamara earned the designation of Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals. Tamara understands that there is a relationship between prompt and accurate financial reporting and operational success. In her tenure she has overseen acquisitions, dispositions and transfers for Prince-Bush Investments, court-appointed receivers and financial institutions. She has expertly handled mortgage financing including securing non-recourse loans and continues to provide lenders with financial reporting to support those loans. Her design, support and stress test of our financial reporting system continues to set Prince-Bush Investments profitability ahead of most in the industry.