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James E. Dora, Sr. - Founder

General Hotels Corporation was founded by the late James E. Dora, Sr. From his humble beginning in 1962 with the opening of Holiday Inn in Terre Haute, IN, Mr. Dora, Sr. continued to develop numerous award winning properties throughout the state of Indiana operating under licenses from IHG, Hilton and Marriott brands. Consistently, his properties garnered design and service excellence awards through the years. Always the consummate innkeeper and host, Jim graciously extended warmth, hospitality and friendship to everyone while investing deeply in the communities in which his properties operated.

Jim Dora, Sr.'s values of integrity, respect and his gracious spirit of hospitality continue to serve as the organizational compass for the success of General Hotels Corporation.