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The team at PHC welcomes you to lean on our 100 combined years of experience in the hospitality industry

 We would be honored to serve your next project

Hotel Advisory Office

Bill Bowen


President, CEO

Bill Bowen entered the hotel business as a young executive on the real estate development and construction team at Days Inn. He later became steeped in deal formation, hotel operations, marketing and franchising, Later, Bill formed Premier Hotel Corporation and has developed, acquired and operated hotels throughout the U.S.. He has experience in owning and operating multiple brands and independent hotels individually and with partners and investors. He has deep contacts and relationships in the hotel industry.

Licensure and Designations

Licensed Real Estate Broker (Georgia, Florida)

Bill Bowen
Nigel Duffett

Nigel Duffett

VP, Chief Operating Officer

Nigel Duffett joined Premier Hotel Corporation in 2012 to oversee hotel operations and marketing. With an international travel and lodging background, Nigel has a remarkable understanding of how trends and forces in the travel landscape influence individual hotel property locations. Well steeped in brands, independent hotels and franchising Nigel is well equipped to operate, market and manage revenue for many sizes and classes of hotels. Nigel is well thought of by investors and partners in PHC managed deals.

Licensure and Designations

Certified Hotel Adminstrator (CHA)

Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA)

Certification in Advanced Hospitality and Tourism Analytics (CAHTA)

Licensed Real Estate Agent (Florida)

Michael Bowen, CFA

VP, Chief Financial Officer

Michael Bowen holds a Master of Science in Finance degree from Georgetown University and is a CFA ® Charterholder. Michael Bowen joined Premier Hotel Corporation in 2015 after working with Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, where he closed loans across a variety of real estate asset classes. As CFO at Premier, Michael is responsible for providing underwriting, capital markets consultation and financial due diligence to the company's diverse client base. As an experienced owner and investor in commercial real estate, he greatly enjoys networking with other investors as they seek to accomplish their business objectives.

Licensure and Designations

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Licensed Real Estate Broker (Georgia)

Michael Bowen


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John Bowen

John Bowen

VP, Chief Development Officer

John Bowen launched his career in the hospitality industry as Co-Managing Director of a commercial real estate development firm that executes highly complex, multi-phase ground up projects.  John joined Premier Hotel Corporation as Chief Development officer in 2023.


John's portfolio at PHC includes the coordination of activities associated with hotel development projects. Each project begins with the organization of a development pathway.  This document serves as a stakeholder's guide to the clear, efficient, time-driven milestones that lead from raw land to Certificate of Occupancy(CO).  


From franchisor developer portals to state and local permitting offices, John leverages years of extensive, hands-on experience to navigate each client's project through even the most challenging of institutional gateways.  From rezoning to ribbon-cutting, John carefully manages franchisor, architect, engineer, and GC activities throughout the development llifecycle.   


FINRA Series 65 Licenseholder (Uniform Investment Adviser Law)


1973 - 1985

1985 - 2001

2008 - 2018






At age 21, Bill Bowen joins Days Inn to serve as Assitant to the President of Day Realty of Orlando

Bill Bowen moves to Atlanta to serve as a Senior Manager of Days Inn of America, Inc. 

Bill Bowen serves Day Realty of South Carolina as co-founder, Managing Partner, and President.

Bill Bowen begins tenure as Senior Vice President of Days Inn of America's Atlantic Division.

Days Inn of America is aquired by private equity firm Reliance Partners. Bill Bowen serves upper management by restructuring the company in advance of Days Inn's IPO.






Bill Bowen acquires and develops commercial real estate, performs hotel brokerage, and advises hotel ownership groups with internal restructuring and development projects.

Bill Bowen begins developing, owning, and operating hotel project alongside a South Georgia-based partnership group.

Bill Bowen incorporates PHC and proceeds to sell multiple hotel assets to Suburban Lodge following its IPO.

PHC and partners complete the development and acquisition of nine hotel assets across Georgia.

PHC and partners approach status as largest franchisee within the Suburban Lodge system.



2014 - 2015



Bill Bowen establishes PHC corporate headquarters in Vinings, GA to facilitate the rapid expansion of PHC's hotel portfolio.

Nigel Duffett joins PHC team as operator of Treasure Bay Resort and Marina (TBRM)

Nigel Duffett increases TBRM gross revenue by 18.6% and 16.6% over the course of two consecutive years.

Michael Bowen joins the PHC team as Chief Financial Officer, bringing with him a wealth of experience in Fortune 500 corporate finance.

Nigel Duffett and TBRM are presented with Exceptional Employer Award by the State of Florida in recognition for their commitment to hiring disabled individuals.

2022 - 2023





Growth of TBRM's appraised value reaches 100% since the beginning of Nigel Duffet's management tenure.

MIchael Bowen facilitates the sale of Treasure Bay Resort and Marina in an $18,500,000 transaction.

Nigel Duffett assumes operational responsbility of Quality Inn, Tifton, GA. Within sixty days, Mr. Duffett achieves year on year monthly growth in excess of 100%.  Ownership retains PHC with a mandate to source more hoteacquisition and development opportunities.

John Bowen joins the PHC team as Chief Development Officer, bringing with him years of development experience as co-Managing Director of 31 North Capital Partners.


P.O. BOX 1310

Tifton, GA 31793





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