Hotel Hartness welcomes Christina Cole as catering sales manager

October 18, 2022

Hotel Hartness is expanding its sales and events team with the addition of Christina Cole as catering sales manager. Uniquely located within the 449-acre award-winning Hartness community, Hotel Hartness will offer a luxurious and idyllic retreat in proximity to downtown Greenville. The luxury boutique hotel will be managed by Hay Creek Hotels and is set to open winter 2023.

“We are thrilled to have Christina join our sales and events team. Her extensive hospitality experience will prove extremely valuable as we get closer to opening our doors and are already seeing an increase in event bookings,” said Albert Mertz, general manager at Hotel Hartness.

As manager of catering for Hotel Hartness, Cole will be responsible for all events taking place at the hotel and its amenities to include the fine-dining restaurant Patterson, the intimate Captain’s Bar, and the full-service Spa H. The property will feature two levels of dedicated meeting and event space, totaling over 16,000 square feet and including a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. Each will offer an unparalleled setting and can be customized to suit any occasion of any size, with the White Oak Ballroom hosting up to 300 guests. From elegant weddings and memorable social gatherings to large-scale conferences and intimate corporate meetings, Cole will ensure that every event and meeting experience at Hotel Hartness is exquisite and exceeds expectations. In her role she will also contribute to the development of effective sales strategies to attract new business opportunities.

Cole brings over ten years of experience in catering and event management to Hotel Hartness. She specializes in setting goals with her clients and working closely with each of them to realize their vision for an unforgettable event creating memories that will last a lifetime. Cole’s prior hospitality experience includes serving as the sales and catering manager at the Spartanburg Marriott. Prior to moving to the upstate, Cole held the position of wedding coordinator and event consultant at Hill Farm Inn in Sunderland, Vermont, where she was later promoted to assistant general manager and event coordinator.

“I feel privileged to begin my new role as catering sales manager at Hotel Hartness and for the chance to work with the exceptional team in place,” said Christina. “The opportunity to provide truly special experiences through the property’s renowned dining options and commitment to providing exquisite hospitality for all who visit is truly exciting,” adds Christina.

Cole is a graduate of Castleton University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Marketing and Management.



About Hotel Hartness

Hotel Hartness, situated within the award-winning Hartness community and projected to open this winter, will offer 73 guest rooms, an executive conference center, waterside dining, and a luxury spa. It is located on South Highway 14 between Pelham and Woodruff roads – conveniently located on Greenville’s urban edge adjacent to the I-85 corridor, ten miles from downtown and five miles from GSP Airport. For more information on Hotel Hartness, visit


About Hay Creek Hotels

Founded in 2005 and based in Exeter, New Hampshire, Hay Creek Hotels is a leader in upscale independent full-service lodging and dining. Guided by international hospitality industry veterans, the company prides itself on a unique combination of award-winning dining experiences, exceptional guest service, and contemporary accommodations. The company offers a full spectrum of technical and third-party management services to boutique hotel owners and developers. Hay Creek Hotels combines decades of industry expertise with fully integrated management systems specifically designed for full-service upscale and luxury-oriented hotels, inns, and resorts. For more information, please visit