Interstate Hotels and Resorts has appointed David Anderson as its new executive vice president international, following the announcement that Nicholas Northam will retire from the role at the end of the year.
Anderson joins Interstate, the international division of Aimbridge Hospitality, with industry experience in luxury resorts and midscale hotel portfolios throughout the UK, Europe and the Indian Ocean, in both branded and independent properties.
Prior to returning to the UK this year, Anderson spent three years as CEO of Sun Ltd Hotels and Resorts in Mauritius. His previous roles also include managing director of Dolce Hotels, regional vice president for Wyndham Hotel Group and vice president for the Louvre Hotel Group in Paris.
Interstate Hotels and Resorts’ pan-European portfolio currently stands at 129 properties across the UK, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia/CIS.
Brands managed by Interstate include Autograph, Novotel, Adagio, Courtyard, Hilton Garden Inn, Hyatt Place, Radisson, Residence Inn, Staybridge, Mercure, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, Luxury Collection, Marriott, Renaissance, AC Hotels by Marriott, Hilton, Hampton by Hilton and ibis Hotels.
Mike Deitemeyer, president and CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality, said: “We are thrilled to welcome David Anderson to the Interstate team at an important time of growth for the company.
“David’s background adds depth to the leadership for operations and development, as he brings with him an impressive amount of experience and expertise having worked across all operator models and under both management and franchise agreements.”
Deitemeyer added: “He will play a pivotal role in continuing to develop Interstate’s ambitious growth plans across the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe and Russia.
“Nick’s impact on Interstate’s growth during his tenure has been significant. From all of us at Aimbridge, we are grateful for his contributions.”
Anderson said: “I’m proud to be joining Interstate at such an exciting time for the company. Its growth in recent years has seen Interstate assert itself as a true leader in the industry, across multiple territories.
“I look forward to working with the team to continue this growth, realizing the company’s ambitious development plans while providing the exceptional service to owners and guests that Interstate is renowned for.”