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Aimbridge EMEA invests to grow with international appointments

Aimbridge EMEA invests to grow with international appointments

November 7, 2022 | Community, News, Openings, Our Team, Signings


The new hires have joined Aimbridge in both development and operational roles, cementing the company’s commitment to driving future growth across international territories.

Armin Eberhard (pictured), who has extensive experience in senior general management roles across four countries, has taken the role of Vice President Operations for the CIS Region, managing hotels in Astana, Minsk and Yerevan, as well as pipeline properties in Georgia.

Florian Cossin, who joins Aimbridge EMEA from IHG, has been named Director of Feasibility and Planning, Europe, and is tasked with overseeing the underwriting of new hotel opportunities across the continent.

Grant Black has been appointed as Development Analyst for the UK and Ireland, supervising feasibility reviews for the region. Grant brings with him a broad range of experience within the hotel sector, across IHG and Marriott, most recently in revenue management.

The appointment announcements come just weeks after Interstate Hotels & Resorts debuted its new Aimbridge EMEA brand at the Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester, UK, having operated as Aimbridge Hospitality’s international division since 2019.

David Anderson, Divisional President – Aimbridge EMEA, said: “Attracting and investing in the best talent is critical to achieving our ambitious growth plans across EMEA.

“With these three new appointments we have further strengthened our robust development and operational teams, putting us in the very best position as part of the global Aimbridge family to capitalise on market opportunities, securing growth while demonstrating our wealth and expertise to benefit both new and existing owners.”

Alongside the trio of appointments, Zoltan Szabo has also joined the team as an intern from the Hotel Management School – NHL Stenden, as part of Aimbridge EMEA’s work to build further on its relationship with the prestigious school, taking in the very best hospitality students to teach and develop key skills.

The Aimbridge Hospitality portfolio, inclusive of managed and pipeline properties, now stands at 1,500 hotels globally.