Aimbridge Hospitality names new chief legal officer

Aimbridge Hospitality has named legal executive and industry veteran Mark Chloupek as the company's new chief legal officer. 

“We welcome Mark to our executive leadership team in this invaluable role of providing strategic legal leadership,” Aimbridge President and CEO Michael Deitemeyer said in a statement. “As Aimbridge continues to evolve, it is critical for us to have an experienced executive like Mark who will assist us in navigating growth opportunities.”

Chloupek brings 23 years of experience in hospitality with companies ranging from ownership and management to franchising, including eight years as general counsel for public companies. Chloupek most recently served as EVP, secretary and general counsel of CorePoint Lodging, where he oversaw all legal and related matters of the company, corporate governance, strategic transactions, executive compensation, risk management, and litigation. He also led the sale of CorePoint to a joint venture between Highgate and Cerberus Capital Management.

Before CorePoint Lodging, Chloupek served as EVP, secretary and general counsel of La Quinta Holdings, where he led the company’s initial public offering and its subsequent spin-off in 2018, resulting in the publicly-traded CorePoint Lodging REIT. Earlier in his career, Chloupek served as chief counsel of operations for Wyndham International, where he provided critical legal advice and oversight in the sale of Wyndham International to affiliates of The Blackstone Group. 

“The hospitality industry is facing unique challenges and opportunities that require creative solutions and my experience with helping build and transform companies will translate into driving growth and performance,” Chloupek said. “Aimbridge is the prominent partner for owners within the industry, and I look forward to working closely with the leadership team to develop strategies that address the nuances of the industry today.”