Aimbridge Hospitality names GM for Knoxville, Tenn., hotels

The Columbus, Ohio-based investment company acquired the 82-room Tennessean Hotel and the 286-room Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown.
The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel is one of the two properties Skip Adams will lead as general manager. Photo credit: Rockbridge Capital
Headshot of Skip Adams
Skip Adams. Photo credit:
The Tennessean Personal
Luxury Hotel 

Aimbridge Hospitality has announced that Skip Adams will oversee operations as general manager for two of its Knoxville, Tenn., hotels: The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel and Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park. Adams, with 20 years of experience in hospitality, has worked in food and beverage, catering, operations, convention services and general management at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, Noble Investment Group and Pacific Hospitality Group.

“It is an exciting time for Skip to lead The Tennessean and Holiday Inn,” said Mike McGilligan, Aimbridge Hospitality’s VP of operations. “As we continue to build on the success of The Tennessean and undergo a significant upgrade and brand transition at the Holiday Inn, Skip’s depth and breadth of experience will be invaluable as we further enhance the guest experience.”

Rockbridge Capital bought the two Knoxville hotels last January and chose Aimbridge Hospitality to manage them. The Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park soon will undergo a $20 million renovation and become a Marriott property.

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Aimbridge Hospitality offers management, asset management, development, renovation and consulting services to around 800 hotels.