Interstate Hotels & Resorts Names Aaron Greenman Senior Vice President of Development for Europe

Oct 26, 2010, 08:58 ET from Interstate Hotels & Resorts

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the United States' largest independent hotel management company, today announced that Aaron Greenman has been named senior vice president, development - Europe.  He previously served as head of business development for JHM Interstate, Interstate's management joint venture in India.  In his new position, Greenman will be responsible for spearheading the company's growing business development initiative in Europe.  He will be based in Brussels, Belgium, and will report to Leslie Ng, Interstate's chief investment officer.

"Our international expansion initiative has gained momentum in the last few years, especially in Europe where we now manage 11 properties in four countries -- Russia, Belgium, England and Ireland," said Thomas F. Hewitt, Interstate's chairman and chief executive officer.  "The establishment of a regional business development presence will allow us to build on the operating momentum we have established there, and Aaron is eminently qualified for this important position, with his broad range of experience in real estate, brand relations, hotel development, international travel and strong leadership skills.  With Aaron spearheading our business development efforts, supported by our recent strategic alliance with Harte Holdings, we expect to take full advantage of the management contract opportunities there."

Prior to the new position, Greenman was head of business development for JHM Interstate, Interstate's management joint venture in India, during which time he helped successfully launch the JHM Interstate platform in New Delhi.  Concurrently, he was chief operating officer for JHM International, a hotel owner, real estate developer, and education sector developer with operations in India.  Previous to his India career, he was managing director of AFEX Group where he was responsible for a company with 600 employees in various locations throughout Kenya, South Sudan and other locations in East Africa.  Earlier in his career, Greenman was a senior manager in real estate advisory services for Ernst and Young LLP, based in Boston, New York and Miami.  He earned a master's of management in hospitality degree from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a bachelor's degree from Amherst College.

"As recovery of the global economy begins to gain traction, Aaron will play a key role as we take our European expansion strategy to the next level," said Leslie Ng, Interstate's CIO.  "We think our size, proven operating systems and successful international track record make us an extremely attractive option for growing numbers of hotel owners throughout Europe."

About Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of joint venture between subsidiaries of Thayer Lodging and Jin Jiang, is the nation's largest independent hotel management company based on revenue managed.  The company and its affiliates manage and/or have ownership interests in 227 properties with more than 45,000 rooms in 36 states, the District of Columbia, Russia, India, Mexico, Belgium, Canada, Ireland and England.  The company has ownership interests in 54 of those properties, including six wholly owned assets.  For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, visit the company's Web site: www.ihrco.com.  

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