Patrick Volz joins Aimbridge

Aimbridge Hospitality has added industry veteran Patrick Volz as its COO, global operations.

In this newly created position, Volz oversees hotel finance, as well as owner relations, brand partnerships and transitions, while leading Aimbridge Food & Beverage. He reports to Mark Tamis,  president, global operations, Aimbridge. Tamis will continue to oversee the six divisional presidents announced earlier this year as part of Aimbridge Hospitality’s new operating divisional structure.

“Patrick is joining our operations leadership team at a pivotal time for Aimbridge Hospitality and our industry, and our shared emphasis on operational excellence is an important factor we will capitalize on as we look to the future together,” Tamis said. “Patrick will be deeply involved in all aspects of our operations and his expertise will be an essential part of continuing to refine Aimbridge resources to provide best-in-class management services to our owners and unparalleled experiences to guests.”

With more than 25 years of global hospitality and real estate experience, Volz built his career running day-to-day operations and providing operational and financial oversight to roles in real estate and with major hospitality brands and associations. Most recently he served as president/COO of Blackstone Real Estate (BRE) Hotel & Resorts, where he led asset management, revenue and e-commerce, capital deployment and all operations for BRE Hotels & Resorts, encompassing most of Blackstone’s hotel investments.

Volz has deep experience in all hotel classes, from luxury to economy, according to Aimbridge. Prior to Blackstone, he served as CFO of The Americas at Hilton, leading all aspects of the operational finance organization, including performance reporting, operating and capital budgeting, cash flow management, forecasting and ROI analysis. In this role, he also led key decisions and strategies across revenue management & e-commerce, F&B, rooms, sales & marketing and ancillary departments. He spent the first decade of his career at Marriott International, holding roles of increasing responsibility. He also served as EVP/CFO of The National Restaurant Association.