Brinkman Will Oversee Company's Operations as Stonebridge Continues its Strategic Growth.
Stonebridge Cos., a Denver-based, privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer, announced that renowned hospitality industry leader Tom Brinkman has joined the team as president and chief operating officer. Brinkman's addition strengthens Stonebridge's commitment to expand its diverse hotel portfolio.
In his new role, Brinkman will drive operational performance and assist in the execution of the company's calculated growth strategy. He will be responsible for the hotel operations, business development, finance/accounting, sales and marketing, human resources, risk management, information technology and legal departments.
Widely recognized for his decorated career in the hospitality industry, Brinkman brings more than 30 years of experience as an executive with Marriott International. Most recently, Brinkman served as chief development officer for United States full-service brands, where he was responsible for leading development strategies for Marriott's U.S. full-service development team.
Over his career at Marriott, Brinkman led various hotel development teams responsible for its numerous brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott, The Luxury Collection Hotels, Gaylord Hotels and Resorts, Renaissance Hotels, Autograph Collection Hotels, Westin and Le Meridien Hotels, in addition to holding multiple regional and global management roles.
Brinkman's appointment follows on the heels of Stonebridge announcing plans to acquire more than $1 billion in hotel assets with a recent investment by TowerBrook Capital Partners and other private investors. Stonebridge has announced plans for significant growth with a focus on third-party management opportunities. In addition, the company is creating new jobs while also providing existing staff the opportunity to grow from within.