Aimbridge Hospitality has announced that its founder, Dave Johnson, will be leaving Aimbridge to pursue other external opportunities. In January of this year, Johnson stepped aside from day-to-day operations and his role as CEO and handed the reins of the company to Mike Deitemeyer. Since that time, Johnson has held the position of executive chairman, where he has focused primarily on strategic M&A.
The company expanded its presence in North America earlier this summer with its acquisition of Grupo Hotelero Prisma, the largest third-party operator in Mexico. Aimbridge has become grown from its original portfolio of just eight properties into a premium portfolio of more than 1,500 branded and independent properties in 20 countries and over 60,000 employees. Aimbridge and its affiliates represent 84 lodging brands, in addition to more than 82 independent boutique/lifestyle hotels in the portfolio.
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