Aimbridge expands its global development team

North America/EMEA: Hospitality management company Aimbridge has appointed Tiffany Cooper and Niall Kelly to its global leadership development team.

Cooper joins Aimbridge as chief development officer – Americas and Caribbean, bringing nearly 30 years of sales, marketing, operations, and development experience to the role.

She most recently serviced as head of development, North America and Caribbean for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Prior to this, she also worked with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and following the group’s merger with Marriott, supported the expansion of Marriott’s full service and luxury hotel footprint.

Kelly has been appointed head of development – EMEA for Aimbridge. He brings more than 25 years of experience to the position having led more than 220 hotel transactions. 

Most recently, Kelly served as a development consultant to Marriott. Prior to consulting, he held a VP development role for Starwood Hotels & Resorts where he introduced brands such as W, Aloft and Element into Europe. 

Cooper and Kelly will report to chief global growth officer, Allison Reid. She said: “I am delighted to welcome Tiffany and Niall to our global growth leadership team as we continue to evolve and strengthen strategies that directly support portfolio expansion and drive margin improvements for Aimbridge, our owners and brand partners.

“Their unique combination of skills and deep expertise in their respective markets, along with successful runs in franchise, brand, and real estate development are invaluable assets that will help fuel Aimbridge’s continued growth on a global scale.”

Aimbridge Hospitality oversees a portfolio of more than 1,500 properties in 20 countries.

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