DALLAS, Texas —Aimbridge Hospitality has appointed Ian McAuley as its new president in Canada.
McAuley joins Aimbridge with more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Most recently, McAuley served as president of American Hotel Income Properties (AHIP) REIT LP.
In 2000, McAuley co-founded Superior Lodging Corp, one of Canada’s largest hotel developers of more than 135 limited and select-service hotels. He’s also served as the former director of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) and has been named a co-recipient of the Canadian Hotel Industry Entrepreneur of The Year award.
“Ian’s unparalleled experience in the hospitality industry will be a huge asset for Aimbridge as we continue to expand our Canadian portfolio,” says Dave Johnson, chairman and CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality. “We are excited to add Ian’s strategic mind and proven track record of success to our leadership team during this pivotal time of growth for Aimbridge.”
In his new position, McAuley will play a key role in fostering new international joint-venture opportunities and will work in tandem with capital partners, lenders, brokers and brands. He will also be responsible for identifying all acquisition, management and development activities for Aimbridge Hospitality’s Canadian portfolio.