Aimbridge to manage Terrapin Hospitality portfolio

Plano, Texas-based Aimbridge Hospitality has assumed management of 71 hotels previously operated by Houston-based Terrapin Hospitality. With more than 8,100 rooms in 21 states, the portfolio is national in scope with representation in the upper-midscale and upscale segments across all major brand companies. The properties will join Aimbridge’s Select Service Division.

As part of the transaction, Aimbridge Hospitality will build on its existing relationships with Waramaug Hospitality and Terrapin Investments—two large-scale hotel owners in the Terrapin Hospitality portfolio and active investors in the hospitality space. The portfolio Aimbridge Hospitality manages on behalf of Waramaug and Terrapin Investments will increase to 42 hotels from 12, and the parties have concurrently entered into a long-term strategic development relationship that is anticipated to generate incremental unit growth as early as the first half of 2023.

“We are pleased to welcome these new properties and owners into the Aimbridge Hospitality family,” Michael J. Deitemeyer, Aimbridge Hospitality president and CEO, said in a statement. “We are already applying our expertise and operating acumen to the Terrapin Hospitality portfolio, and we look forward to a long-term relationship where we can generate meaningful results and chart a path to future success."

“The strategic relationship with Aimbridge Hospitality will allow our properties to benefit from the scale and experience of the number one management company in our industry,” Terrapin Hospitality founder and CEO Tony Sherman said. “It was critical we found the right partner for my portfolio and my clients. Aimbridge Hospitality has best-in-class talent, management approach and resources to ensure our assets will continue to grow their profitability and our team members will be valued.”

Sherman will continue to serve as an operating partner to Aimbridge Hospitality moving forward.