Aimbridge, HVMG appoint senior executives

Aimbridge Hospitality and Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) have added senior executives to their respective leadership teams.

Aimbridge names Mark Tamis president, global operations
Aimbridge Hospitality has appointed travel and tourism industry veteran Mark Tamis to the role of president, global operations.

“Adding a seasoned leader with the breadth and depth of experience Mark brings to the team is an opportunity to continue to elevate our operational excellence,” said Michael J. Deitemeyer, president/CEO, Aimbridge. “As Aimbridge continues to evolve, Mark’s expertise and leadership will empower our global operations team to further define industry best practices, partner with brands, ultimately add greater value for our owners and set new standards in the hospitality industry.”

Tamis joins Aimbridge with more than 35 years of hospitality leadership experience, including a diverse background in hotel, resort and cruise operations. Most recently, he served as SVP, hotel operations, 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.

Prior to joining Royal Caribbean, he served in a number of progressive roles across the travel and tourism industry with key industry leaders, including Carnival Cruise Line, Setai Hotels and Resorts, Ian Schrager Hotels, Morgans Hotel Group and Ian Schrager Company.

He began his career at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas after graduating from Cornell. During his 15-year tenure with the company, Tamis rose through Four Seasons’ leadership ranks and received awards and accolades for his contributions, including the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award at Four Seasons properties in Newport Beach and Santa Barbara, CA and Nevis, West Indies.

“Beginning my career as a housekeeping supervisor 35 years ago, I’ve learned no detail is too small to overlook in the pursuit of operational excellence,” said Tamis. “The experiences I’ve had have allowed me to get to this moment, and I look forward to applying my diverse skill sets and acumen for Aimbridge and its industry-leading global operations team.”

HVMG taps Peter Hoffman SVP, select brands
Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) has named Peter Hoffman SVP, select brands. In his new role, he will oversee and be responsible for the performance of the company’s existing portfolio of select-service brands.

“Adding Peter to our team marks the culmination of an intensive and targeted effort that will augment the support provided to all of our key stakeholders, including our general managers, owners and brand partners,” said Robert S. Cole, president/CEO, HVMG. “Having added 15 select-service properties during the past 12 months, the speed with which we transition hotels and the need to quickly ramp up results after they transition is more important to owners and partners than it has ever been. With an exceptional and extensive track record of delivering results and developing leaders over more than 20 years, Peter is the ideal candidate to drive performance through instilling both efficiency and innovation in execution, while at the same leading and supporting general managers and strengthening owner relationships.”

Prior to joining HVMG, Hoffman most recently was EVP, select-service division, Aimbridge Hospitality. While there, he provided executive-level leadership to support the merger of Aimbridge and Interstate Hotels & Resorts and was responsible for 281 hotels. Prior to the merger, he was SVP, operations for Interstate, where he led the operations of 80 select-service hotels, and SVP, asset management, BRE Hotels & Resorts, where he was responsible for a 175-hotel, select-service portfolio.

“HVMG has an impeccable reputation as a hands-on management company that is deeply involved in every aspect of its hotels,” Hoffman noted. “Having worked with some of the largest management companies in the world, I appreciate returning to a more intimate atmosphere that allows me to truly know and understand each individual owner in a way and on a level that larger entities simply cannot replicate, while at the same time bringing what I’ve learned to help HVMG drive performance and scale, and achieve its growth goals.”