Aimbridge Hospitality Forms Six Operating Divisions to Assert Global Industry Expertise and Continually Add Value for Owners

    Six divisional presidents set to lead teams and boost efficiency

    Aimbridge Hospitality, a leading global hospitality company, has announced the creation of six operational divisions to allow Aimbridge owners to experience the advantages of working with a global leader while benefiting from the nimbleness and expertise of smaller, vertical-focused operations.

    “Our new divisions are built upon the foundation of the operating verticals we launched several years ago, now enhanced by our recent investment in operations leadership. Mark Tamis, president of global operations, has oversight for the operating divisions allowing each team to sharpen their vertical expertise and add value for our owners,” said Michael J. Deitemeyer, president and CEO.

    These six operating divisions further showcase the advantages of working with Aimbridge at scale, benefiting owners through reinforced and strengthened services along with the curation of top talent, training and recruitment, best-in-class supplier agreements, and unparalleled partnerships with industry brands.                                                   

    The vertical expertise-driven operating divisions are:

    • Full Service, hotel and resort expertise at scale
    • Evolution Lifestyle, differentiated through curated experiences
    • Enhanced Select Service, focused service for lasting success
    • Select Service, efficiencies that drive results for short and extended stays                       

    Additionally, two geographically focused divisions will bolster international growth:

    • EMEA, expanding beyond the UK and Europe
    • LatAm, building from a strong foundation in Mexico

    “The new structure of our six operating divisions builds on Aimbridge’s operating acumen with a focus on specific industry verticals where we have proven expertise and results,” said Mark Tamis, president of global operations. “Each division, serving as distinct business units, will be led by a highly skilled and experienced divisional president who will drive efficiency for decisions, nimbleness to proactively support the properties, and bolster dedicated teams to optimize results.”
    The six Divisional Presidents of the newly introduced operating divisions are:

    • Rob Smith, Full Service Division
    • Will Loughran, Evolution Lifestyle Division
    • Ben Perelmuter, Enhanced Select Service Division
    • Simon Mendy, Select Service Division
    • David J. Anderson, EMEA Division
    • Leandro Castillo, LatAm Division

    The introduction of these distinct operating divisions is another step forward for Aimbridge as it commits to and invests in providing an elevated management experience for owners. In May 2022, Aimbridge welcomed Tamis to his role of President, Global Operations, and continues to make robust investments in people and programs to continue its commitment to delivering operational excellence.