VANCOUVER — John O’Neill has been appointed CEO of American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (AHIP) effective October 1, 2018. O’Neill is an accomplished hospitality professional with more than 30 years of experience in hotel investment, development and management.
O’Neill oversaw the management of AHIP’s hotel operations as the portfolio grew from 32 to 115 hotels over the past six years, while serving as president of ONE Lodging Management Inc. until Aimbridge Hospitality assumed AHIP’s hotel-management duties in April 2018.
“We are pleased that our international search and selection process has concluded with the appointment of John as CEO. He is an impressive hospitality professional with significant experience in the United States and possesses deep institutional knowledge of AHIP’s portfolio,” says Michael Murphy, chair of AHIP’s board of directors.
As CEO, O’Neill will oversee and work with AHIP’s internal asset-management team to maximize the performance of AHIP’s existing portfolio and identify suitable M&A and capital recycling strategies to ensure the optimal mix of properties to drive strong long-term results.
“I am excited and grateful to have been selected by the board to take on this unique leadership opportunity with AHIP and look forward to working with our team and Aimbridge in delivering sustainable, long-term growth, to drive cash flow and enhance the value of our company for our investors,” says O’Neill.