October 8, 2019

    Aimbridge Hospitality Promotes Rob Smith to Executive Vice President of Operations, Full-Service and Resorts

    Aimbridge Hospitality, the nation’s largest and highly recognized independent hotel investment and management firm, announces it is expanding its executive team with the promotion of Rob Smith to Executive Vice President of Operations, Full Service and Resorts. 

    In this new position, Smith is responsible for managing all facets of full-service branded and independent hotels and resorts in the Americas and the Caribbean, as Aimbridge Hospitality continues to grow its international luxury resort portfolio. 

    Smith has been with Aimbridge Hospitality for seven years serving as Senior Vice President of Operations. 

    Prior to joining Aimbridge Hospitality, Smith spent 17 years in the Caribbean managing large scale resorts and casinos, as well as serving the island of Aruba in a public/private sector tourism role. He previously held several General Manager positions in the United States under most major flags. 

    “Rob has been a valuable member of our team in his current role by driving excellent revenue and financial results for our owners and the growth of Aimbridge,” said Robert Burg, President and Chief Operating Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality. “We are fortunate to have him with Aimbridge and excited to have him take on his expanded responsibilities. I look forward to watching him excel in his new role.”
     

    Rob Smith

    Executive Vice President of Operations, Full-Service and Resorts
    Executive Vice President of Operations, Full-Service and Resorts

    Executive Vice President of Operations, Full-Service and Resorts

    Rob Smith is responsible for managing all facets of full-service branded and independent hotels and resorts in the Americas and the Caribbean. Smith joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2013 with over 30 years of executive leadership in the hospitality industry, including extensive management experience in upscale, large box, full-service hotels, resorts and casinos in the United States and Caribbean.
     
    Prior to joining Aimbridge Hospitality, Smith served the island of Aruba as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aruba Convention Bureau and The Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association, a public-private partnership with the Aruban Government.
     
    In 2005, Smith was named Aruba’s Hotelier of the Year while serving as General Manager of the Westin Aruba Resort Spa and Casino. Additionally, he was nominated as Hotelier of the Year by the Caribbean Hotel Association, which he served as a member of the Board of Directors for more than decade.