Tom Brinkman named president/COO at Stonebridge

Stonebridge Companies, a Denver-based, privately owned hotel owner, operator and developer, has named Tom Brinkman as its president/COO.

In his new role, he drives operational performance and assists in the execution of the company’s calculated growth strategy. He is responsible for the hotel operations, business development, finance/accounting, sales and marketing, human resources, risk management, information technology and legal departments.

Brinkman brings more than 30 years of experience as an executive with Marriott International. Most recently, he served as chief development officer for U.S. full-service brands, where he was responsible for leading development strategies for Marriott’s U.S. full-service development team.

Over his career at Marriott, Brinkman led various hotel development teams responsible for its numerous brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott, The Luxury Collection Hotels, Gaylord Hotels and Resorts, Renaissance Hotels, Autograph Collection Hotels, Westin and Le Meridien Hotels, in addition to holding multiple regional and global management roles.

The appointment follows on the heels of Stonebridge announcing plans to acquire more than $1 billion in hotel assets with a recent investment by TowerBrook Capital Partners and other private investors. Stonebridge has announced plans for significant growth with a focus on third-party management opportunities.