Jonathan Brashier appointed as general manager of Hotel Hartness and Village Kitchen

August 19, 2020

Hartness, a new urban village founded by the Hartness family and located in Eastside Greenville on the family’s estate, announced Jonathan Brashier as general manager of Village Kitchen restaurant and Hotel Hartness. A Greenville native with more than 25 years of hotel management and operations experience, Brashier is an award-winning hotelier recognized for his invaluable expertise, leadership and ingenuity. In his role as general manager, Brashier will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the restaurant and hotel, as well as the development of guest experiences at both establishments. Village Kitchen, opening in January, and Hotel Hartness, set to debut in early 2022, will be operated and managed by Hay Creek Hotels and located within Hartness.

“The Hartness estate is a special place that holds many memories, and I am honored to work with the family to help transform it into a community unlike any other,” said Brashier. “With a remarkable setting and thoughtfully curated experiences that celebrate the location, Village Kitchen and Hotel Hartness will introduce an unmatched dining and hotel destination to Greenville’s Eastside community and beyond,” he continued.

Brashier’s vast hospitality experience includes positions in Tallahassee, Florida and Greenville with renowned brands such as Aloft Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott. He comes to Hartness from Auro Hotels where he served as general manager of Greenville’s first dual branded Marriott hotel and its Oak & Honey restaurant. Spearheading numerous hotel openings and displaying results-driven leadership, his managerial roles with Marriott resulted in Brashier winning the Opening General Manager of the Year Award by Marriott International, Marriott Diamond General Manager Award and a national Marriott Sales Excellence Award.

“Hartness is thrilled to have Jonathan leading two important anchors of the overall Hartness village,” said Sean Hartness, Hartness Development CEO. “With his expertise and passion, we are confident Village Kitchen and Hotel Hartness will be coveted destinations in Greenville and settings for memorable gatherings with family, friends and colleagues.”

Hartness is located in Eastside Greenville on the Hartness family estate, which for three generations has welcomed friends and family to enjoy their homestead. The family has long envisioned transforming it into a community built to last for future generations, and the result is a vibrant village thoughtfully created in the traditional neighborhood design.


About Hartness

Hartness is a new 444-acre urban village offering residences and home-sites connected by lush pathways, green streets and community gathering spaces. It also boasts unique amenities including the Grand Lawn, a fitness center, 15 miles of outdoor trails throughout the development’s 175 undeveloped acres, and many sparkling lakes and ponds. Additional amenities will include a Sports Garden, tennis courts, a community clubhouse, and multiple resort-style pools. Located within the village and opening for Hartness residents and the public alike to enjoy will be The Village Center, home to a variety of specialty retail shops and casual and fine dining, and Hotel Hartness. For more information on Hartness, visit

About Hay Creek Hotels

Founded in 2005, Hay Creek Hotels combines veteran hospitality industry experience with fully integrated management systems and technology that are uniquely designed for the small upscale property. Hay Creek specializes in the development and management of independent full service hotels, inns and resorts in the 35 to 225 room range, throughout the United States. To view our collection of hotels & resorts, please visit: