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Dallas, Texas (April 8, 2014) - Aimbridge Hospitality announces it has been awarded the management contract for the Embassy Suites Bloomington Hotel - a Hilton Family Hotel.  Conveniently located just five miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the Embassy Suites Bloomington is located within three miles of 16.1 million square feet of office space, occupied by major corporate users including Best Buy, Target, US Bank, Dairy Queen, United Health Group, General Mills, Buffalo Wild Wings and Heinz, among others. The hotel also serves as the gateway to area attractions such as the Mall of America, The Metrodome and Xcel Energy Center, home to the NHL's Minnesota Wild team.  

The 218 room all-suite hotel offers more than 10,000 square feet of meeting and special event space as well as a full-service restaurant, fitness center, indoor pool, and a business center.  Plans are underway for a complete renovation of the hotel's guestrooms and public areas.

Dave Johnson, President and CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality, is enthusiastic about the latest addition to Aimbridge Hospitality's portfolio. This property represents the 15th Embassy Suites Hotel in Aimbridge's management portfolio, and the 30th Hilton-branded hotel.

"The Embassy Suites Bloomington is a strategically located hotel with tremendous upside and opportunity for growth.  It is an important addition to our portfolio and continues our proud legacy with Embassy Suites and Hilton Hotels brands."

Gary Stougaard, Managing Member of Chelsea Hospitality is excited to again partner with Aimbridge at the Embassy Suites Bloomington.

"This hotel is very well located for group, business and leisure travelers.  We are confident that the exciting changes and enhancements we are planning for this property, together with Aimbridge's proven Embassy Suites operating track record will unlock the full potential of the Embassy Suites brand at this hotel. We look forward to working together with the leadership team at Aimbridge, to improve operations and achieve the full potential of this hotel." said Stougaard.

About Aimbridge Hospitality

Aimbridge Hospitality is the nations' second largest independent hotel investment and management firm with a proven track record for delivering superior returns for its strategic partners in a variety of markets and economic cycles. Aimbridge provides management, asset management, development, renovation and consulting services. Based in Dallas, Texas and with development offices in Chicago, Dallas and Puerto Rico, Aimbridge currently owns and/or manages over 200 upscale, independent and branded hotels with nearly 27,000 rooms across the United States and the Caribbean, including such affiliations as Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Aloft, Hyatt, Wyndham, Choice Hotels and the Phoenix Inn Suites chain of hotels. For more information on Aimbridge Hospitality, please visit

About Chelsea Hospitality Partners

Led by Gary Stougaard, Chelsea Hospitality Partners is a hospitality real estate investment and management firm specializing in hotel acquisition and development and asset management. 

In addition to the Embassy Suites Bloomington Hotel, current Chelsea projects include the renovation and repositioning of a portfolio of four Embassy Suites Hotels totaling more than 1,200 rooms and the asset, renovation and redevelopment management of a portfolio of eight luxury and boutique hotels totaling 2,950 rooms located in California and Hawaii. In addition, Chelsea provides oversight and asset management for six upscale and luxury hotels and resorts in locations across the country totaling more than 1,400 rooms.

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