Texas- December 20, 2010 - Aimbridge Hospitality, hotel and real estate
management company based in Dallas, announced three additions to the
company’s staff. David L. Capps is the Vice President of Development,
David S. Ruger is the Manager of Development and Gretta Brooks is the
Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Prior to joining Aimbridge, Capps was the Assistant Vice President for
Bailey Routzong Capital Advisors, a mergers and acquisitions consulting
firm located in Houston, Texas that specializes in sell-side advisory
services for companies in services industries. Capps was previously
Assistant Vice President for Merrill Lynch Capital’s Hotel Group, as
well as Assistant Vice President and Finance Manager for Merrill
Lynch’s Global Baking Group. Capps graduated from the University of
Houston with a bachelor’s degree in finance.
In his new position as Vice President of Development for Aimbridge,
Capps is responsible for evaluating and identifying potential
investment opportunities through engaging with brokers and industry
contacts; leading the due diligence process through a variety of
comprehensive financial and market analyses; and performing
macroeconomic, regional and local, real estate-specific research to
evaluate and assess investment prospects.
Ruger began his hospitality career at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston,
Massachusetts as an accounting/engineering intern while earning his
Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Administration at Boston
University. He was most recently the Associate Financial Analyst for
Capital Hotel Management, a hotel asset management and investment
advisory company for public and private sector clients. Previous
positions also include Consulting and Valuation Analyst for Hospitality
Valuation Services (HVS) in San Francisco and Junior Consultant for
Group M Restaurant Consulting in Boston.
As the new Manager of Development, Ruger is spearheading the
underwriting process and performing due diligence audits on
new/potential transactions. His responsibilities include, evaluating
new investment and management opportunities, analyzing hotel/non-hotel
specific data, financial modeling, market research and other
real-estate specific investment analysis.
“Both Dave Capps and Dave Ruger have extensive experience in the
hospitality industry, and we are thrilled to add two more motivated
professionals to our development team here at Aimbridge,” said Dave
Johnson, President and CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality.
In her most recent position as the Senior Director of Global Sales for
Wyndham Hotel Group, Brooks was responsible for generating more than
$28 million in group revenue through leadership and execution of
strategic sales projects. She has also served as the Director of Sales
and Marketing for the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center and
the Managing Director of Sales for Hilton Direct USA. Brooks has more
than 23 years of experience in the hotel industry.
As Aimbridge Hospitality’s Regional Vice President of Sales and
Marketing, Brooks is responsible for managing the revenue for the
properties she oversees, developing strategic marketing plans,
executing sales initiatives and communicating with ownership, brand
management, vendors and internal departments to coordinate overall
sales and marketing efforts.
“Gretta Brooks has been a pillar in the sales and marketing community
in Texas for years, and we are very pleased to welcome her to our
team.” said Johnson.
For more information, please visit www.aimbridgehospitality.com.
Aimbridge Hospitality is one of the nation’s leading independent hotel
investment and management firms 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, Aimbridge currently owns
and/or manages over 70 upscale, independent and branded hotels with
nearly 11,000 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 and the Phoenix Inn Suites chain of hotels. For more
information on Aimbridge Hospitality, please visit www.aimbridgehospitality.com