Chris Manley of Stonebridge Companies Joins American Hotel & Lodging Association's Board of Directors

Denver executive joins national board comprised of leaders from every segment of hotel industry

USA, Denver, Colorado. January 31, 2018

Chris Manley, Chief Operating Officer of Denver-based Stonebridge Companies, has been selected to join the board of directors of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the sole national association representing all segments of the U.S. lodging industry. Manley proudly accepted the appointment to AHLA's board, which represents leaders from all sectors of the industry including brands, owners and real estate investment trusts (REITs), management companies, independents and state associations. Manley will be part of vital discussions concerning a broad range of industry- and association-related issues.

“It is truly an honor to be accepted to the AHLA Board of Directors,” said Chris Manley, Chief Operating Officer of Stonebridge Companies. “AHLA is a critical advocate for the long-term sustainability of the hospitality industry, and I am humbled and grateful to contribute my expertise alongside the other experienced board members in order to represent our industry. For 26 years, Stonebridge's associates have been committed to delivering Distinguished Hospitality™ to our guests, and I hope to bring our associates' combined experience and passion to my position on the board.”

Stonebridge Companies is a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered in Denver. The company's current portfolio is comprised of more than 50 hotels with more than 10,000 guest rooms nationwide.

“I am pleased to welcome Chris to the AHLA Board and add his voice to the incredible group of industry leaders that is guiding AHLA's advocacy efforts and are excited to build on the tremendous successes of the past year and advance our agenda,” said Katherine Lugar, president and CEO of AHLA. “Without a doubt, our Board members are instrumental to AHLA's success. Chris' experience and leadership will serve our organization well and keep our industry moving forward.”

Along with his role as a member of the AHLA Board of Directors, Manley is also the chair of the board of trustees for Mullen High School, a Catholic, Lasallian college preparatory school in Denver.

About Stonebridge Companies

Founded in 1991 by Navin C. Dimond, Stonebridge Companies is a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Its diverse portfolio of over 50 hotels includes select-service, extended-stay, mid-scale and full-service hotels in markets throughout the U.S. For detailed information, visit www.sbcos.com.

About American Hotel & Lodging Association

Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 8 million jobs the U.S. lodging industry supports, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, bed and breakfasts, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry that advances long-term career opportunities for employees, invests in local communities across the country and hosts more than one billion guests' stays in American hotels every year. AHLA proudly represents a dynamic hotel industry of more than 54,000 properties that supports $1.1 trillion in U.S. sales and generates nearly $170 billion in taxes to local, state and federal governments. Learn more at www.AHLA.com.

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