DALLAS—Aimbridge Hospitalityhas named Ian McAuley president, Canada.
McAuley joins Aimbridge with more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry in both Canada and the United States. Most recently, McAuley served as the president of American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP, Canada’s largest publicly traded hotel company with 112 hotels located throughout the United States.
In his new position, McAuley will play a key role in fostering new international joint venture opportunities, as well as working 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.
“Ian’s unparalleled experience in the hospitality industry will be a huge asset for Aimbridge as we continue to expand our Canadian portfolio,” said 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.”
Prior to his position with American Hotel Income Properties, McAuley served as the president and CEO of Continuum Health Care Holdings for four years. During his time with Continuum Health Care, he led the transformation of the company by establishing and implementing a new strategic direction, including the improvement of operational performance and the enhancement of shareholder value. In 2000, McAuley co-founded Superior Lodging Corp, one of Canada’s largest hotel developers of more than 135 limited- and select-service hotels.
McAuley served as the former director of the Hotel Association of Canada. He has been a multi-time finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur award, as well as the co-recipient of the Canadian Hotel Industry Entrepreneur of The Year.