Twelve hotels added to Interstate Hotels & Resorts international portfolio

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12 new hotels were added to the  Interstate Hotels & Resorts international portfolio, including the company’s first entry into France. Interstate will manage the hotels under long-term agreements for owner, development and lease partner Borealis Hotel Group, a Dutch hotel company with continued expansion potential for the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and additional Western European countries.

“We voluntarily selected Interstate to manage our hotels because we look for strong partners that bring key core competencies and thus optimize the overall strength of the business,” said Bart van de Kamp, CEO of Borealis Hotel Group. “Importantly, Interstate has proven to be competent, owner-centric managers who think of the hotels as their own.”

The properties – including the currently operating 314-key Ibis Budget Amsterdam City South and the 63-key Hotel Indigo The Hague-Palace Noordeinde with the other properties scheduled to open in 2018 and 2019 – contain 1,732 high quality, stylish select service midscale and upscale keys under IHG, Accor, Marriott and Hilton brand franchises in first-rate locations across The Netherlands, Belgiumand France.

“Continental Europe continues to be a strategic growth area for Interstate, and we’re delighted to broaden our managed portfolio with such an experienced, committed and passionate ownership, development and operating partner,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president and CEO of Interstate Hotels & Resorts. “As we execute on our global expansion strategy, we continue to enhance regional operations support in the region, backed by our leading proprietary platforms, strong industry relationships and focused financial stewardship, allowing us to deliver optimal results and superb guest experiences.”

Aaron Greenman, Interstate’s executive vice president of acquisitions and development for EMEA, added: “It is incredibly gratifying to work with a partner who has a great reputation and track record in the development and brand franchise communities, returning to us voluntarily after a positive first experience. Our success is based on our owners’ success, and we take our commitment to deliver results with dedication as critical to delivering and developing the premier management services in the industry. We look forward to continuing to expand together in key markets in Western Europe.”

A global leader in third-party hotel management, Interstate Hotels & Resorts’ depth of experience across all lodging segments and asset classes drives results in each of its managed hotels worldwide.

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.