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Team Spotlight

Our people are what sets us apart. We are proud to feature a few of the best at Aimbridge.



Industry leading experience

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.

Executive Leadership

Michael J. Deitemeyer

President & CEO

Michael J. Deitemeyer

President & CEO

Michael J. Deitemeyer is President and Chief Executive Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality, a leading global hospitality company. In his role, Deitemeyer presides over the Company’s growth, operations, and corporate disciplines worldwide with a current portfolio of over 1,500 hotels in 23 countries.

Before his appointment in January 2021, Deitemeyer was Global President of Aimbridge following a merger with Interstate Hotels & Resorts in October 2019. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Interstate Hotels & Resorts for nearly three years. Deitemeyer had a highly successful tenure with Omni Hotels & Resorts including 13 years as President, helping to grow Omni’s organization through management roles in operations, development, sales and finance.

Deitemeyer holds current board memberships with the AHLA Executive Committee (2021-present), the U.S. Travel Association CEO Roundtable (2021-present), the Culinary Institute of America Society of Fellows, and MINA, representing the company as an At-Large Board Member of Marriott International’s franchise advisory board (2018-present). Deitemeyer was a founding board member and served as chairperson of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. In December 2018, Lodging magazine named Deitemeyer its Person of the Year. He is a graduate of Fitchburg State University, where he also received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

Michael J. Deitemeyer
President & CEO

Michael J. Deitemeyer is President and Chief Executive Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality, a leading global hospitality company. In his role, Deitemeyer presides over the Company’s growth, operations, and corporate disciplines worldwide with a current portfolio of over 1,500 hotels in 23 countries.

Before his appointment in January 2021, Deitemeyer was Global President of Aimbridge following a merger with Interstate Hotels & Resorts in October 2019. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Interstate Hotels & Resorts for nearly three years. Deitemeyer had a highly successful tenure with Omni Hotels & Resorts including 13 years as President, helping to grow Omni’s organization through management roles in operations, development, sales and finance.

Deitemeyer holds current board memberships with the AHLA Executive Committee (2021-present), the U.S. Travel Association CEO Roundtable (2021-present), the Culinary Institute of America Society of Fellows, and MINA, representing the company as an At-Large Board Member of Marriott International’s franchise advisory board (2018-present). Deitemeyer was a founding board member and served as chairperson of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. In December 2018, Lodging magazine named Deitemeyer its Person of the Year. He is a graduate of Fitchburg State University, where he also received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

Thomas Song

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Song

Chief Financial Officer

Tom is the Chief Financial Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality. As a member of the Executive Team, he is responsible for leading Aimbridge Hospitality’s overall financial management and driving the Company’s corporate strategies through data driven investment, operations and business development. Tom oversees Aimbridge Hospitality’s corporate finance, strategy, business analytics, M&A, central accounting services and capital markets teams.

Prior to Aimbridge, Tom was most recently the CFO of Dine Brands Global, Inc., one of the world’s largest full-service dining companies with 3,600 restaurants, including Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® brands, where he led the finance, technology, strategy and international groups. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Innovation of Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the largest lodging franchisors with more than 7,000 hotels, where he led global M&A, real estate, and strategic partnerships.

Thomas Song
Chief Financial Officer

Tom is the Chief Financial Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality. As a member of the Executive Team, he is responsible for leading Aimbridge Hospitality’s overall financial management and driving the Company’s corporate strategies through data driven investment, operations and business development. Tom oversees Aimbridge Hospitality’s corporate finance, strategy, business analytics, M&A, central accounting services and capital markets teams.

Prior to Aimbridge, Tom was most recently the CFO of Dine Brands Global, Inc., one of the world’s largest full-service dining companies with 3,600 restaurants, including Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® brands, where he led the finance, technology, strategy and international groups. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Innovation of Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the largest lodging franchisors with more than 7,000 hotels, where he led global M&A, real estate, and strategic partnerships.

Mark Tamis

President, Global Operations

Mark Tamis

President, Global Operations

Mark Tamis is President of Global Operations overseeing all operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

Mark joins Aimbridge Hospitality with more than 35 years of hospitality leadership experience, including a diverse background in hotel, resort and cruise operations. Mark began his career as Housekeeping Supervisor for Four Seasons after graduating from Cornell. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations at Royal Caribbean International, overseeing every aspect of hotel services across the global cruise line’s fleet and its private destinations, including all onboard revenue operations and food, beverage and entertainment offerings. Before that, he was SVP of Guest Operations at Carnival and held previous roles as Chief Operating Officer of The Setai Hotels and Resorts, Area Vice President for Morgans Hotel Group, and Executive Vice President for the Ian Schrager Company, leading the operational development of the EDITION brand.

Mark is a graduate of Cornell University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration.

Mark Tamis
President, Global Operations

Mark Tamis is President of Global Operations overseeing all operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

Mark joins Aimbridge Hospitality with more than 35 years of hospitality leadership experience, including a diverse background in hotel, resort and cruise operations. Mark began his career as Housekeeping Supervisor for Four Seasons after graduating from Cornell. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations at Royal Caribbean International, overseeing every aspect of hotel services across the global cruise line’s fleet and its private destinations, including all onboard revenue operations and food, beverage and entertainment offerings. Before that, he was SVP of Guest Operations at Carnival and held previous roles as Chief Operating Officer of The Setai Hotels and Resorts, Area Vice President for Morgans Hotel Group, and Executive Vice President for the Ian Schrager Company, leading the operational development of the EDITION brand.

Mark is a graduate of Cornell University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration.

Allison Reid

Chief Global Growth Officer

Allison Reid

Chief Global Growth Officer

Allison Reid is Chief Global Growth Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality. In her role, Allison is responsible for the company’s global growth pursuits and empowering Aimbridge’s business development teams to fuel the company’s global development pipeline.

Allison comes to Aimbridge with 35 years of hospitality operations, finance, real estate, brand management and development experience and has excelled in several executive leadership positions. Previously, Allison was Chief Development Officer of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, where she drove the strategic growth and led all real estate development activities including the sales process for managed and franchise development, client relationships, and asset repositionings. Before Kimpton, Allison was Senior Vice President, North America Development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where she led development and acquisition efforts for all 11 of its brands in North America, the Caribbean and French Polynesia. She was also instrumental in launching three new brands including Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio.

Allison served in several executive leadership positions at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide including as W Hotels CFO, Vice President of Investment Relations, and SVP-Real Estate Investment Management. Earlier in her career, she held property level and regional Finance/Controller positions with ITT Sheraton and Interstate Hotels.

Allison completed her undergraduate work at Bryant University, with a focus on Accounting, Finance and Hospitality, and postgraduate at Georgetown University where she received a Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate.

Allison Reid
Chief Global Growth Officer

Allison Reid is Chief Global Growth Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality. In her role, Allison is responsible for the company’s global growth pursuits and empowering Aimbridge’s business development teams to fuel the company’s global development pipeline.

Allison comes to Aimbridge with 35 years of hospitality operations, finance, real estate, brand management and development experience and has excelled in several executive leadership positions. Previously, Allison was Chief Development Officer of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, where she drove the strategic growth and led all real estate development activities including the sales process for managed and franchise development, client relationships, and asset repositionings. Before Kimpton, Allison was Senior Vice President, North America Development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where she led development and acquisition efforts for all 11 of its brands in North America, the Caribbean and French Polynesia. She was also instrumental in launching three new brands including Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio.

Allison served in several executive leadership positions at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide including as W Hotels CFO, Vice President of Investment Relations, and SVP-Real Estate Investment Management. Earlier in her career, she held property level and regional Finance/Controller positions with ITT Sheraton and Interstate Hotels.

Allison completed her undergraduate work at Bryant University, with a focus on Accounting, Finance and Hospitality, and postgraduate at Georgetown University where she received a Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate.

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Andrew J. Arthurs

Chief Information Officer

Andrew J. Arthurs

Chief Information Officer

Andrew J. Arthurs is the Chief Information Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality, responsible for the design and delivery of innovative technical and business solutions to meet the diverse needs of the company and its global hotel portfolio.

Andrew is a highly experienced and innovative thought leader with over 15 years in technology leadership positions in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Interstate Hotels & Resorts in 2019 as CIO, he was chief information officer at Two Roads Hospitality. While at Two Roads Hospitality, he oversaw the integration of Destination Hotels and Commune Hotels and Resorts to create world’s largest, independent, lifestyle hotel management company, with approximately 100 hotels and resorts under management. Prior to joining Two Roads Hospitality Andrew held various leadership roles in the IT organization at Vail Resorts. Andrew’s career in hospitality started at Springer-Miller Systems.

Andrew earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Vermont and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. Andrew has been a guest lecturer in the Master’s Business Analytics program at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver.

Andrew J. Arthurs
Chief Information Officer

Andrew J. Arthurs is the Chief Information Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality, responsible for the design and delivery of innovative technical and business solutions to meet the diverse needs of the company and its global hotel portfolio.

Andrew is a highly experienced and innovative thought leader with over 15 years in technology leadership positions in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Interstate Hotels & Resorts in 2019 as CIO, he was chief information officer at Two Roads Hospitality. While at Two Roads Hospitality, he oversaw the integration of Destination Hotels and Commune Hotels and Resorts to create world’s largest, independent, lifestyle hotel management company, with approximately 100 hotels and resorts under management. Prior to joining Two Roads Hospitality Andrew held various leadership roles in the IT organization at Vail Resorts. Andrew’s career in hospitality started at Springer-Miller Systems.

Andrew earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Vermont and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. Andrew has been a guest lecturer in the Master’s Business Analytics program at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver.

Mark Chloupek

Chief Legal Officer

Mark Chloupek

Chief Legal Officer

As Chief Legal Officer, Mark Chloupek is a member of the Executive Committee team, providing strategic legal leadership and overseeing all legal affairs of the company including compliance, corporate governance, acquisitions, risk management, and more. Mark brings 23 years of experience in hospitality with companies ranging from ownership and management to franchising, including eight years as general counsel for public companies. He most recently served as EVP, Secretary and General Counsel of CorePoint Lodging, where he oversaw all legal and related matters of the company, corporate governance, strategic transactions, executive compensation, risk management, and litigation. He also led the sale of CorePoint to a joint venture between Highgate and Cerberus Capital Management.

Before CorePoint Lodging, Chloupek served as EVP, Secretary and General Counsel of La Quinta Holdings, where he led the company’s initial public offering and its subsequent spin-off in 2018, resulting in the publicly-traded CorePoint Lodging REIT. Earlier in his career, Chloupek served as Chief Counsel of Operations for Wyndham International, where he provided critical legal advice and oversight in the sale of Wyndham International to affiliates of The Blackstone Group.

Mark received a B.A. in economics from the College of William and Mary and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Mark Chloupek
Chief Legal Officer

As Chief Legal Officer, Mark Chloupek is a member of the Executive Committee team, providing strategic legal leadership and overseeing all legal affairs of the company including compliance, corporate governance, acquisitions, risk management, and more. Mark brings 23 years of experience in hospitality with companies ranging from ownership and management to franchising, including eight years as general counsel for public companies. He most recently served as EVP, Secretary and General Counsel of CorePoint Lodging, where he oversaw all legal and related matters of the company, corporate governance, strategic transactions, executive compensation, risk management, and litigation. He also led the sale of CorePoint to a joint venture between Highgate and Cerberus Capital Management.

Before CorePoint Lodging, Chloupek served as EVP, Secretary and General Counsel of La Quinta Holdings, where he led the company’s initial public offering and its subsequent spin-off in 2018, resulting in the publicly-traded CorePoint Lodging REIT. Earlier in his career, Chloupek served as Chief Counsel of Operations for Wyndham International, where he provided critical legal advice and oversight in the sale of Wyndham International to affiliates of The Blackstone Group.

Mark received a B.A. in economics from the College of William and Mary and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Ann Christenson

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ann Christenson

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ann Christenson joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2017 with over 20 years of human resources experience. Previously, Christenson served as the Chief People and Culture Officer for TMI Hospitality, where she oversaw all human resources processes and internal communications. Prior to TMI Hospitality, Christenson was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Support Services for Sanford Health, an integrated health system based in North Dakota with more than 28,000 employees.

Additionally, Christenson is a AHLA Foundation Board trustee and on the board of trustees for Sterling Multifamily REIT.

Christenson received a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College and a master’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Ann Christenson
Chief Human Resources Officer

Ann Christenson joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2017 with over 20 years of human resources experience. Previously, Christenson served as the Chief People and Culture Officer for TMI Hospitality, where she oversaw all human resources processes and internal communications. Prior to TMI Hospitality, Christenson was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Support Services for Sanford Health, an integrated health system based in North Dakota with more than 28,000 employees.

Additionally, Christenson is a AHLA Foundation Board trustee and on the board of trustees for Sterling Multifamily REIT.

Christenson received a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College and a master’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Andrew Jordan

Chief Marketing Officer

Andrew Jordan

Chief Marketing Officer

Andrew Jordan is our Chief Marketing Officer and leads all our revenue initiatives including sales, marketing, revenue management, e-commerce and distribution. He drives peak topline results for the company’s portfolio of independent, branded, full-service and select-service hotels. Andrew has more than 30 years of experience in advertising and brand marketing. Prior to joining us, he achieved successes at Coca-Cola, Club Med, Wyndham International, Carlson Restaurants, Adeptus Health.

Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University, Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Texas.

Andrew Jordan
Chief Marketing Officer

Andrew Jordan is our Chief Marketing Officer and leads all our revenue initiatives including sales, marketing, revenue management, e-commerce and distribution. He drives peak topline results for the company’s portfolio of independent, branded, full-service and select-service hotels. Andrew has more than 30 years of experience in advertising and brand marketing. Prior to joining us, he achieved successes at Coca-Cola, Club Med, Wyndham International, Carlson Restaurants, Adeptus Health.

Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University, Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Texas.

Divisional Presidents

Rob Smith

Divisional President, Aimbridge Full Service

Rob Smith

Divisional President, Aimbridge Full Service

Rob Smith, Divisional President of Operations, Full Service and Resorts, 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 ten years previously serving as Vice President of Operations and Senior Vice President of Operations, and Executive Vice President of Operations respectively.

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 as the President and CEO of the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association and the Aruba Convention Bureau. Prior to his time offshore he held several General Manager positions in the United States under most major flags.

Smith serves on the Board of AHLA and the Westin Advisory Board for Marriott as well as the Stay Safe Advisory Board for AHLA. He is an alumnus of University of South Florida and resides in Plano Texas with his wife and four kids.

Rob Smith
Divisional President, Aimbridge Full Service

Rob Smith, Divisional President of Operations, Full Service and Resorts, 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 ten years previously serving as Vice President of Operations and Senior Vice President of Operations, and Executive Vice President of Operations respectively.

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 as the President and CEO of the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association and the Aruba Convention Bureau. Prior to his time offshore he held several General Manager positions in the United States under most major flags.

Smith serves on the Board of AHLA and the Westin Advisory Board for Marriott as well as the Stay Safe Advisory Board for AHLA. He is an alumnus of University of South Florida and resides in Plano Texas with his wife and four kids.

William Loughran

Divisional President, Evolution Lifestyle

William Loughran

Divisional President, Evolution Lifestyle

A Colorado native, Will is from a dedicated family who believes in hard work, leadership and civic involvement. The oldest of three siblings, Will has been honing his leadership skills from a young age. His early experience at Culver Military Academy paved the way for his leadership style and disciplined dedication to his pursuits.

Will selected Evolution Lifestyle because he believes companies with a strong, active culture are the most successful. One of his favorite examples is New Belgium Brewing Company because they have demonstrated successful growth with thoughtful stewardship of associates, the brand and a laser focus on sustainability. Will also thinks New Belgium produces some of the most creative marketing today – as well as a great product.

Will and his wife Sarah are dedicated adventurers, whether it’s biking, hiking or traveling. Like most new transplants they are inspired by the abundance of lemon, avocado and orange trees that seem to be everywhere in Southern California. They are excited to be able to enjoy year-round, fresh farm-to-table fruit and vegetables, as well as growing their own. Will is a proud dad to three terrific daughters who challenge and inspire him to make the world a better place.

EXPERIENCE
• Evolution Lifestyle
Divisional President, 2022-
Chief Operating Officer, 2017-2021
SVP, Operations, 2015-2017
• Richfield Hospitality, 2014-2015-President
• Sceptre Hospitality Resources and Richfield Hospitality, 2012-2013-SVP Sales & Revenue Strategy
• Sceptre Hospitality Resources, 2011 - 2012- VP Revenue Management & eCommerce Solutions
• Sage Hospitality, 2005 - 2011- VP Revenue
• Marriott International, 1988 - 2005
- Area Director of Sales & Marketing & Hotel GM, Denver Southeast Market, 2001-2005
- Market Director of Field Sales, 2000-2001
- Area Director of Sales & Marketing, 1999-2000
- Various Sales, Marketing & Revenue Management Positions, 1988-1999

William Loughran
Divisional President, Evolution Lifestyle

A Colorado native, Will is from a dedicated family who believes in hard work, leadership and civic involvement. The oldest of three siblings, Will has been honing his leadership skills from a young age. His early experience at Culver Military Academy paved the way for his leadership style and disciplined dedication to his pursuits.

Will selected Evolution Lifestyle because he believes companies with a strong, active culture are the most successful. One of his favorite examples is New Belgium Brewing Company because they have demonstrated successful growth with thoughtful stewardship of associates, the brand and a laser focus on sustainability. Will also thinks New Belgium produces some of the most creative marketing today – as well as a great product.

Will and his wife Sarah are dedicated adventurers, whether it’s biking, hiking or traveling. Like most new transplants they are inspired by the abundance of lemon, avocado and orange trees that seem to be everywhere in Southern California. They are excited to be able to enjoy year-round, fresh farm-to-table fruit and vegetables, as well as growing their own. Will is a proud dad to three terrific daughters who challenge and inspire him to make the world a better place.

EXPERIENCE
• Evolution Lifestyle
Divisional President, 2022-
Chief Operating Officer, 2017-2021
SVP, Operations, 2015-2017
• Richfield Hospitality, 2014-2015-President
• Sceptre Hospitality Resources and Richfield Hospitality, 2012-2013-SVP Sales & Revenue Strategy
• Sceptre Hospitality Resources, 2011 - 2012- VP Revenue Management & eCommerce Solutions
• Sage Hospitality, 2005 - 2011- VP Revenue
• Marriott International, 1988 - 2005
- Area Director of Sales & Marketing & Hotel GM, Denver Southeast Market, 2001-2005
- Market Director of Field Sales, 2000-2001
- Area Director of Sales & Marketing, 1999-2000
- Various Sales, Marketing & Revenue Management Positions, 1988-1999

Ben Perelmuter

Divisional President, Aimbridge Enhanced Select Service

Ben Perelmuter

Divisional President, Aimbridge Enhanced Select Service

Ben Perelmuter, Divisional President of Aimbridge Enhanced Select Service, is responsible for managing the performance of the enhanced select service vertical across all major brands within the United States.

A dynamic and engaging leader, Perelmuter has consistently advanced from Regional Director of Operations to Regional Vice President, Vice President and Senior Vice President during his 14-year tenure with Aimbridge.

Prior to assuming above property oversight at Aimbridge Hospitality, Perelmuter spent 11 years in hotel operations in large convention hotels and resorts in General Manager and other director-level roles within operations. Prior hotels include the Grand Hyatt New York, Hyatt Regency New Orleans at the Superdome, Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach and Embassy Suites in Tampa.

Perelmuter is a Queens, New York native and an alumnus of (SUNY) State University of New York at Plattsburgh, earning a Bachelor in Hotel & Restaurant Management. He serves on the AHLA (American Hotel & Lodging Association) board in addition to franchisee advisory committees for brands within Hyatt & Marriott.

Ben Perelmuter
Divisional President, Aimbridge Enhanced Select Service

Ben Perelmuter, Divisional President of Aimbridge Enhanced Select Service, is responsible for managing the performance of the enhanced select service vertical across all major brands within the United States.

A dynamic and engaging leader, Perelmuter has consistently advanced from Regional Director of Operations to Regional Vice President, Vice President and Senior Vice President during his 14-year tenure with Aimbridge.

Prior to assuming above property oversight at Aimbridge Hospitality, Perelmuter spent 11 years in hotel operations in large convention hotels and resorts in General Manager and other director-level roles within operations. Prior hotels include the Grand Hyatt New York, Hyatt Regency New Orleans at the Superdome, Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach and Embassy Suites in Tampa.

Perelmuter is a Queens, New York native and an alumnus of (SUNY) State University of New York at Plattsburgh, earning a Bachelor in Hotel & Restaurant Management. He serves on the AHLA (American Hotel & Lodging Association) board in addition to franchisee advisory committees for brands within Hyatt & Marriott.

Simon Mendy

Divisional President, Aimbridge Select Service

Simon Mendy

Divisional President, Aimbridge Select Service

Simon Mendy, Divisional President of Aimbridge Select Service, is responsible for leading select service, economy and extended stay verticals of Aimbridge Hospitality.

Mendy joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2018 with 20 years of hospitality management experience. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Operations for Extended Stay America, where he oversaw operations of 625 hotels across 45 states and over 7,500 associates. He also served as Senior Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Training, Standards and Guest Relations, Regional Director of Operations and Director of Revenue Management during his time with Extended Stay America. Additionally, Mendy was an Adjunct Professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Mendy is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance, Economics and Marketing, and a Master of Science in Finance.

Simon Mendy
Divisional President, Aimbridge Select Service

Simon Mendy, Divisional President of Aimbridge Select Service, is responsible for leading select service, economy and extended stay verticals of Aimbridge Hospitality.

Mendy joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2018 with 20 years of hospitality management experience. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Operations for Extended Stay America, where he oversaw operations of 625 hotels across 45 states and over 7,500 associates. He also served as Senior Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Training, Standards and Guest Relations, Regional Director of Operations and Director of Revenue Management during his time with Extended Stay America. Additionally, Mendy was an Adjunct Professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Mendy is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance, Economics and Marketing, and a Master of Science in Finance.

International

David Anderson

Divisional President, Aimbridge EMEA

David Anderson

Divisional President, Aimbridge EMEA

David Anderson is Divisional President of Aimbridge EMEA, he is responsible for over 120 hotels in the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe, and CIS.

David has more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry across Europe and the Indian Ocean, spanning both luxury resorts and midscale hotel portfolios. He leads the senior management and support teams to provide superior returns for hotel owners and plays a pivotal role in the company’s growth.

Prior to joining Aimbridge Interstate, David spent 3 years as Chief Executive Officer of SUN Ltd (Hotels & Resorts) in Mauritius. He also held the position of Regional Vice President of the Wyndham Hotel Group, directly managing a European portfolio of 182 hotels across 5 brands. During his tenure as Managing Director of Dolce Hotels and Resorts, David had responsibility for a portfolio of leading MICE hotels across major European cities. David also held the position of Regional Vice President for Northern Europe for the Louvre Hotels Group.

David Anderson
Divisional President, Aimbridge EMEA

David Anderson is Divisional President of Aimbridge EMEA, he is responsible for over 120 hotels in the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe, and CIS.

David has more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry across Europe and the Indian Ocean, spanning both luxury resorts and midscale hotel portfolios. He leads the senior management and support teams to provide superior returns for hotel owners and plays a pivotal role in the company’s growth.

Prior to joining Aimbridge Interstate, David spent 3 years as Chief Executive Officer of SUN Ltd (Hotels & Resorts) in Mauritius. He also held the position of Regional Vice President of the Wyndham Hotel Group, directly managing a European portfolio of 182 hotels across 5 brands. During his tenure as Managing Director of Dolce Hotels and Resorts, David had responsibility for a portfolio of leading MICE hotels across major European cities. David also held the position of Regional Vice President for Northern Europe for the Louvre Hotels Group.

Leandro Castillo

Divisional President, Aimbridge LatAm

Leandro Castillo

Divisional President, Aimbridge LatAm

Leandro Castillo is Divisional President of Aimbridge LatAm, the leading operating hotel company of international hotel brands in Mexico.

Previously, Leandro was Managing Partner for KPMG, where he was responsible for human resources, administration, operations, business development, risk management and innovation. He was also the Global Lead Partner of various public multinational companies where he was responsible for the coordination and execution of due diligence of several acquisitions in more than 35 countries, including tax and legal coordination.

Leandro is a Certified Public Accountant graduate of Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente. He also has extensive executive education and certifications from Cornell, IPADE, University of Navarra Spain and Harvard Business School.

Leandro Castillo
Divisional President, Aimbridge LatAm

Leandro Castillo is Divisional President of Aimbridge LatAm, the leading operating hotel company of international hotel brands in Mexico.

Previously, Leandro was Managing Partner for KPMG, where he was responsible for human resources, administration, operations, business development, risk management and innovation. He was also the Global Lead Partner of various public multinational companies where he was responsible for the coordination and execution of due diligence of several acquisitions in more than 35 countries, including tax and legal coordination.

Leandro is a Certified Public Accountant graduate of Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente. He also has extensive executive education and certifications from Cornell, IPADE, University of Navarra Spain and Harvard Business School.


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