Stonebridge Companies Names Aly-khan S. Merali President and Managing Partner

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2021 Contact: Shane Ferraro | dovetail solutions (o) 720.889.0971 (c) 928.273.2818 sferraro@dovetailsolutions.com Stonebridge Companies Names Aly-khan S. Merali President and Managing Partner Founder Navin C. Dimond to Remain CEO, Assume Chairman Role DENVER — Stonebridge Companies — a Denver-based, privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer — has named Aly-khan S. Merali as its …

A message from our President & CEO, Navin Dimond

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Rita Dimond and I founded Stonebridge Companies nearly 30 years ago. It was then and remains today a family made up of team members, guests and the communities in which we serve. Their safety, health and well-being has been and will continue to be our company’s top priority. As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to profoundly disrupt many industries, …

Perfect guest satisfactions scores are achievable

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Originally appeared in Hotel News Now in on March 20, 2020 Some professionals in the hospitality industry say that achieving a 100% overall service rating isn’t possible. While achieving a perfect overall service score may be rare, the claim that it’s impossible just isn’t true. Take for example a trio of Marriott-branded hotels—Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites and Courtyard by …

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Room and Boards- MSU Denver Men’s Basketball Center Takes Hospitality to New Heights as a Dimond Fellow

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Originally appeared in MSU RED in on February 21, 2020 Seeing a chiseled, 6-foot-8 young man walking around a refined downtown Denver hotel, some people jump to conclusions. “I got some remarks,” Cain van Heyningen said. “Like, ‘What NFL team do you play for?’ Or, ‘Are you in the NBA?’ I would just say, ‘No, I’m an intern here.’” Van Heyningen …

Stonebridge Companies Acquires Residence Inn by Marriott Herndon Reston

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Originally appeared in Hotel Online in on February 27, 2020 Stonebridge Companies — a Denver-based, privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer — has acquired and will manage the 168-room Residence Inn by Marriott Herndon Reston in Herndon, Virginia. The acquisition is Stonebridge Companies’ second in less than three months and third since late 2018. Stonebridge last month announced the …

Where owners, operators invest in tech features

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Originally appeared in Hotel News Now in February, 2020 For hotel owners and operators, making technology investments is all about creating balance between guest needs and brand wants, according to sources. But as 2020 comes with more tech demands, there’s sometimes a requirement for owners to pushback or redirect expenses. Chris Manley, COO, Stonebridge Companies, a Denver-based ownership, management and development company, …

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Hospitality students eat up immersive learning experience with Stonebridge Companies

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Originally appeared in WSU Insider in January, 2020 Whether people share a simple dinner or gourmet meal, the act of breaking bread often invokes feelings of friendship, generosity and sometimes, collaboration. Carson College Executive Chef Jamie Callison can testify to the occurrence of these sentiments many times over throughout his career, but recently they merged in a very tangible way. While catering the …

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Rooms to Grow

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Originally appeared in Denver Business Journal in January, 2020 After three prolific years in which the Denver area added some 9,000 hotel rooms, 2020 will represent a pause in which operators can catch their breath and re-examine the effects of all this growth on occupancy and average daily rate. But it will only be a short pause until one of America’s …

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Stonebridge Companies Acquires Le Meridien New Orleans

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Originally appeared in Biz New Orleans in January, 2020 Stonebridge Companies, a Denver-based, privately owned hotel owner, operator and developer, in partnership with an affiliate of Walton Street Capital LLC, has acquired the 410-room Le Meridien New Orleans hotel. The acquisition is the group’s third in the New Orleans market and second in just over 12 months, having purchased the Embassy …

5 tips for acing your next QA inspection

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Originally appeared in Hotel Management in January, 2020 A variety of factors can impact hotel guests and their decision about where to book hotel reservations, none more so than their experience while staying at a hotel. Cost, brand loyalty, location and amenities all influence a guest’s choice, but a poor experience or encounter can quickly send a guest looking elsewhere for …