These are the foundation on which we have achieved success for our partners and ourselves as we exceed expectations and maximize results.
We are pleased to introduce you to the finest multi-faceted hospitality company in the country. Whether you are looking for investment opportunities, development and construction services, an award winning management team, or unlimited career growth, RHW has the experience and alliances to help you succeed.
In 1983, we entered the hotel industry, not as hoteliers, but as business professionals pioneering a new hotel concept that targeted extended-stay travelers. We quickly made that hotel a financial and operational success, positioning ourselves to be one of the first franchisees of a brand that later became the Residence Inn by Marriott.
Through the years our reputation has earned us the privilege of working from coast to coast and internationally with high profile hotel companies such as Marriott and Hilton. Numerous awards for exceptional quality and overall guest satisfaction line our halls; Owner / Developer of the Year, Hotel of the Year, GM of the Year, Sales Team of the Year, Rolling Out the Red Carpet, Blue Diamond, Gold Award, several individual achievement awards and more.
Today we are results driven, with the talent, tools, and sophistication necessary to prosper in an industry that is constantly evolving. We continually modify our approach to ensure the success and longevity of every project we touch.
RHW had its birth during the Great American Oil Boom of the late 1970’s. Richard H. Wiens and some old friends formed a small oil company in 1977 to drill one well. They ended up with a dry hole. Being adventurous, they decide to try one more time. They obtained an equity investor from California. While they were drilling the second hole, the investor announced he was “not in the deal.” It was suddenly do-or-die time.
Lady Luck was smiling that day. The well was a hit! (And what a nice one it was.) Since the equity investor had bailed out, the partners become the sole owners.
This start launched the oil company into business just about the time oil started its dramatic climb. The oil company went on to discover one of the top producing oil fields in the state of Kansas.
When oil was at its peak price, the partners decided to sell out. Richard decided to keep a portion of his production and exchange the balance for Kansas City real estate property.
In 1983, Richard teamed up with his double cousin, Lewis H. Wiens (who has since left the company), to form RHW Development, Inc., a company that developed apartment complexes. While formulating their business plan, they discovered Brock Residence Inns and decided this new hotel concept would make a better investment than apartments.