bob rish

Words to Live By…

What ever you decide to do in life, be the best at it you can, have a great time doing it and never lose your sense of humor.

Robert John Rish Sr.

Bob Rish

Regional Manager

Bob’s superpower is his strong innate ability to drive revenues through sales activities in extended stay hotels. Bob knows how to look at needs and solutions, expertly supporting managers and properties with day-to-day operations guidance and wisdom.

In his career, Bob has been known for being able to recognize and capitalize on opportunities to drive revenue and profit at his hotels. He has a knack for driving focus, seizing opportunities where others have not and for building overall performance through occupancy.  After joining SPM at the beginning of 2017, his initial success led to greater responsibilities and even greater performance improvements.

Bob’s background includes over 25 years with brands such as Extended Stay America, Accor Motel 6, ANK Investments and Imperial Hotels Corporation. What excites Bob about Sandpiper is that the culture is so positively different from other places he’s worked. He thrives in the family atmosphere and is inspired by an ever-evolving successful business model where everyone is working for a common goal.

More About Bob


Springfield, VA is his hometown, he now lives in Stafford, VA


Northern VA Community College

Favorite BRAND

Whole Foods Market, Pennzoil, Scag landscape equipment, and Ford Trucks. Bob says, “None of these brands has ever let me down.”

When he’s not working, he’s…

Tinkering with a treasured 1963 Mercury Comet originally owned by his grandfather, and a 2001 Buick Park Avenue that his father gave him.

Favorite TEAMS

All NASCAR and the Washington Redskins

VACATION Bucket List

In the bucket already:  Emerald Isle, North Carolina.  Australia is on his bucket list.