Stonebridge Companies Promotes One, Adds Two to Corporate Office

Hospitality firm grows corporate team to support business expansion

Denver, CO. February 15, 2018 -

With the opening or acquisition of six hotels in 2017 and the upcoming opening of two hotels in Denver and Seattle in the first half of 2018, hospitality firm Stonebridge Companies continues to expand its corporate office in order to support its business growth. Stonebridge Companies is pleased to announce the three newest additions to its corporate team: David DiFalco, vice president of operations; John Douglas, director of facilities and engineering; and Richard Hamstead, project manager with the corporate design and construction team. Stonebridge Companies - a Denver-based, privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer - features a portfolio comprised of more than 50 hotels with more than 10,000 guest rooms nationwide. As vice president of operations, DiFalco oversees seven of the Denver and Manhattan hotels within the hospitality firm's portfolio. In this role he oversees the properties' performance and team of general managers, and also supports the firm's growth strategy for the Denver and New York markets. Previously, DiFalco served as the general manager of Stonebridge's award-winning Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel. DiFalco holds a strong background within the hospitality industry, previously directing event management for a Marriott International property. He holds a degree in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Delaware. Douglas joins Stonebridge Companies' corporate team in his role as director of facilities and engineering, where he is responsible for training and leading the facilities maintenance engineers throughout the company. Prior to joining Stonebridge Companies, he served most recently as the director of engineering and loss prevention for a Marriott International property under The Ritz-Carlton brand in Tucson. Douglas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Virginia Military Institute. Joining Stonebridge Companies as project manager within the corporate design and construction team, Hamstead is responsible for supporting all aspects of the hospitality firm's capital projects including the planning, design, pre-construction, construction, delivery and post-completion follow-up. Throughout his career, Hamstead has been involved in the design and pre-construction of hospitality projects, among other property types. Hamstead earned a degree in architecture from the University of Arizona. 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.  Media Contact: Andy Boian dovetail solutions 720-226-9211 aboian@dovetailsolutions.com  

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