Aimbridge and Interstate Complete Merger

DALLAS—Aimbridge Hospitality, North America’s largest independent hotel management firm, has completed its merger with Interstate Hotels & Resorts.

The combined company will manage a portfolio of more than 1,400 branded and independent properties in 49 states and 20 countries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

With this merger, Aimbridge and Interstate will create enhanced offerings for hotel owners benefiting from a scaled, global platform: enhanced data and analytic capabilities, a larger talent pool with increased support and resources, including sales, marketing, e-commerce and revenue management infrastructure, according to the company. By creating this magnified platform, the company will have the resources and global reach to deliver superior hotel management services to its hotel partners and positive experiences for guests.

Dave Johnson, former co-founder/CEO of Aimbridge, is the CEO of the combined business. Michael Deitemeyer, former president/CEO of Interstate, is global president, overseeing operations globally and corporate disciplines. The merged company has more than 60,000 employees.

“Aimbridge is excited to have finalized this transformative merger,” said Johnson. “Mike and I are confident that the combination of our two robust companies will allow us to leverage our expanded scale to bring unparalleled opportunities to our team members and even greater value to our owners.”

“This merger will help us fulfill our common vision to be the best-in-class operators with the top talent, systems, technology and service capabilities to deliver results across all hospitality product categories,” said Deitemeyer.

With the completion of the merger, the newly combined company will be positioned under the Aimbridge Hospitality name in the Americas and headquartered in Plano, TX. Additional Aimbridge corporate offices will be located throughout North America in Atlanta; Calgary, Canada; Chicago; Fargo, ND; National Landing, VA; Puerto Rico; San Clemente, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; and Toronto. The Interstate brand will be utilized for international markets with supporting offices spread across Europe in Amsterdam; Birmingham, England; Glasgow, Scotland; and Moscow.