The Executive Team at Aimbridge is comprised of veteran hoteliers with a history of delivering industry-leading results. Averaging over 26 years of hospitality experience, the senior executives focus on maximizing returns to partners by utilizing a unique blend of experience, resources, and relationships.
Ian has more than 30 years of hotel real estate experience in both Canada and the United States. Most recently, he was the President of American Hotel Income Properties REIT (GP) Inc., Canada’s largest publicly-traded hotel company with 112 hotels located throughout the United States. Prior, in 2011 he was the President and CEO of Continuum Health Care Holdings Ltd., a developer, owner and operator of seniors housing, where he led the transformation of the company by establishing a new strategic direction, improving operational performance, and enhancing shareholder value through a series of transactions which culminated in the final sale of the company’s assets in 2015 to Welltower REIT, the world’s largest seniors housing REIT. In 2000, Mr. McAuley was co-founder and President of Superior Lodging Corp., one of Canada’s largest hotel developers of more than 135 limited and select-service hotel properties. Ian began his career with the international accounting firm of Laventhol & Horwath.
Ian was a co-recipient of the Canadian Hotel Industry Entrepreneur of the Year Award and has been a multi-time finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur awards. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors and has served or currently serves as a director of many boards, including the Hotel Association of Canada, Airline Hotels & Resorts Ltd., Northern Vision Properties Ltd., Hallmark Properties Ltd., and Theatre Calgary. He currently sits on the Hilton Owners Advisory Counsel for Hampton Inns.
Mr. McAuley holds MBA and BA degrees and a specialized diploma in Hospitality Administration.