Founder and sole owner of InterMountain Management, Dewey entered the hospitality industry at the age of 11, and has held jobs in every aspect of the business. His experience as a former dishwasher, housekeeper, front desk clerk, manager – and hotel property owner – gives Dewey the ability to oversee operations from every perspective, and maximize results wherever possible.
Dewey Weaver’s introduction to the hospitality industry began in Emporia, Kansas, in 1966. It was there, at age 11, that Dewey would head to the Ramada Inn every day after school, put on an apron, and wash dishes in the hotel restaurant until closing. Even during this very early time in his career, Dewey knew that the hospitality industry was one he wanted to be a part of. In 1969 Dewey’s parents moved the family to Northwest Arkansas, where they purchased a motel in Springdale. Growing up in and around the motel, Dewey continued to learn the value of quality and service in the industry. He worked every job at the property, from checking-in guests, to cleaning rooms, to servicing the pool. In 1978, after graduating from the University of Arkansas, Dewey moved with his family to Monroe, Louisiana. It was there that Dewey and his father formed InterMountain Management. Monroe would also be the location of Dewey’s first property purchased without his family’s assistance, the Super 8 West Monroe. This property remains in the InterMountain portfolio to this day.
Initially operating the company out of his mother’s spare bedroom, Dewey eventually moved the headquarters to Monroe’s Tower Drive. In the following years, InterMountain’s growth was steady and strong. Marriott first approved InterMountain to manage one of their properties in 1994 in Shreveport, and Hilton soon followed suit in 1996, allowing management of a Hampton Inn in Ruston. In the years that followed, InterMountain Management would enjoy strong relationships with not only Marriott and Hilton, but also Hyatt and Starwood. InterMountain additionally manages properties for a variety of institutional ownership groups, including Apple REIT, Archon Hospitality, and Summit Hospitality.
In 2011, InterMountain acquired Pillar Hotels and Resorts. The combined portfolio of the two companies totals 309 properties, making InterMountain/Pillar the second largest management group in the country.
With an intense focus on service and attention to what Dewey often refers to as “a business of a thousand details”, InterMountain remains a leader in hospitality management. Our unique owner’s perspective allows us to continue to drive success for our hotels and our partners