VANCOUVER — American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (AHIP) has been appointed senior vice-president, Asset Management and Chief Operating Officer.
“We are very excited to welcome Bruce to our team,” says John O’Neill, CEO, AHIP. “The breadth of his hotel-management expertise and his strong familiarity with our hotel portfolio will be invaluable as we continue driving organic growth through our 112 properties — including those that have recently received significant renovations.”
In this role, Pittet will be a key executive leader of the company and its U.S. subsidiaries and will be responsible for AHIP’s hotel profitability. He’ll also be responsible for leading AHIP’s hotel renovations program, including the allocation of reserve capital towards hotel projects and brand relations with AHIP’s hotel-brand partners.
“Bruce’s role will be focused on driving higher margins and income from our hotels through our third-party manager, overseeing AHIP’s hotel-renovation strategy and working closely with our brand partners to further align our interests,” says O’Neill.
A seasoned hospitality executive with more than 30 years of experience in hotel management, planning and operations, Pittet has spent the last 20 years in the U.S. and boasts hotel experience in more than 100 U.S. markets. For the past six years, Pittet was the SVP at One Lodging, which is now part of Aimbridge Hospitality — AHIP’s independent hotel manager.