ARLINGTON, Va.—Interstate Hotels & Resorts introduced a three-pronged strategy in 2018 focusing on talent, global expansion, and product and program launches. Led by president and CEO Mike Deitemeyer and his team, the company has grown its hotel management portfolio, transitioning 150 properties with 20,522 rooms.
“2018’s successes allow Interstate to start 2019 with a strong lead,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president and CEO of Interstate Hotels & Resorts.
In the United States, Interstate began operating the newly branded CANVAS Hotel Dallas and The Westin Portland Harborview at the end of 2018, with new projects signed or launching construction in key markets, including Autograph collection hotels in Chicago, Illinois and Temecula, California, and luxury destination resort Hill Top House Hotel in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
To support its growing presence in Continental Europe last year, Interstate assembled a regional team in Amsterdam. Interstate also joined forces with European-based Borealis Hotel Group in 2018, signing 12 hotels under development, including the Hotel Indigo The Hague, Aparthotel Adagio Amsterdam City South, Hampton by Hilton Antwerp Central Station, and the Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam City Hall. Additionally, Interstate assumed management of the newly opened The Alexander, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Yerevan in Armenia’s capital city and anticipates the opening of Autograph Collection by Marriott in Antwerp, Holiday Inn Express Grand Place Brussels, and the Hilton Garden Inn Paris/Orly Airport hotel in France later this year.
Interstate’s latest addition to its roster of leaders is Peter Hoffman, returning to Interstate to add to his 18-year tenure with the company, this time as executive vice president, operations-select Service. Additional industry veterans include Greg O’Stean, Pete Sams, Carrie David, Andrew Jordan, Justin Magazine, Paul Eckert, Fernando Salazar, Mike Wylie, and David Jurcak.
As strong talent is fundamental to Interstate’s growth strategy, in 2018 the company began launching talent programs around the country. In Chicago, in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Empowering Youth Project, Interstate connected youth to opportunities in the hotel industry and providing them with the tools and training needed to strengthen their pathways to advancement through apprentice and scholarship programs. Interstate piloted a management training Apprentice Program in partnership with AHLA with plans to expand this year.