VANCOUVER—American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP has appointed John O’Neill as its new CEO, effective Oct.1.
He has more than 30 years of experience in hotel investment, development and management. O’Neill oversaw the management of AHIP’s hotel operations as the portfolio grew from 32 to 115 hotels over the past six years, while serving as president of One Lodging Management Inc. until Aimbridge Hospitality assumed AHIP’s hotel management duties in April.
This appointment follows an executive search conducted by AHIP’s board of directors over the past four months, which was led by an executive recruitment firm. After interviewing and evaluating numerous candidates, the board unanimously appointed O’Neill as the REIT’s new CEO.
John O’Neill will succeed Rob O’Neill, AHIP’s co-founder, who has been CEO and a board member since AHIP’s inception in 2012. Rob O’Neill will remain on AHIP’s board following his retirement as CEO in October.