Interstate Hotels & Resorts recently announced the promotion of Aaron Greenman as executive vice president of acquisitions & development for Europe. Reporting directly to Leslie Ng, Interstate's chief investment officer, Greenman continues to oversee all business development in Europe, including Russia/CIS. Previously, Greenman was Interstate's senior vice president of acquisitions & development for Europe. During his tenure with the company, Interstate has added approximately 100 management agreements under Greenman's guidance, making Europe one of Interstate's fastest growing regions.
Greenman joined Interstate in 2007 as head of development in India, and was promoted in 2010 to senior vice president of acquisitions & development for Europe, and collaborating closely with his European colleagues to build on the Company's platform in the region. Prior to Greenman's career in India, he was managing director for AFEX Group in Nairobi, Kenya, responsible for a company with 600 employees with operations throughout East Africa, and earlier was a senior manager in Ernst and Young LLP's real estate advisory services practice, based in Boston, New York and Miami. He earned a Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College.
The company's hotel portfolio in Europe totals nearly 80 hotels and over 12,000 rooms under management, in addition to 12 hotels in the pipeline.
"This promotion reflects Aaron's career experience and exceptional accomplishment over his near decade with Interstate and the tremendous value he brings to our international growth strategy," said Leslie Ng. "His talent continues to drive Interstate's momentum in Europe through strategic acquisitions of regional hotel management platforms, minority investment in local development ventures, strategic alliances with key capital partners and organic growth."
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of a 50/50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Thayer Lodging Group and Jin Jiang Hotels, is the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, operating branded full- and select-service hotels and resorts, convention centers and independent hotels worldwide. As of November 2015, Interstate and its affiliates manage nearly 435 hotels with over 77,000 rooms in North America, the UK, Europe, Russia and the CIS, and China, including ownership interest in 42 hotels. In addition, Interstate has executed agreements to manage 37 hotels with over 5,100 rooms under construction or development throughout the world.
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