Navin Dimond, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stonebridge Companies, has been inducted into the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association Hall of Fame. Since its inception in 1989, 35 individuals have received this prestigious award.
The award was presented at the Annual Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association (CH&LA) Conference at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs on October 30, 2008. CH&LA President Christine O'Donnell said, “This year’s inductee was a fresh young face when he came on the lodging scene with his hotel company in 1991. He quickly became involved with CH&LA serving on the board and brought a style of leadership and management to the board that was decisive, calm, and effective. He is a born leader through and through and he really pushed the association board and staff to change and adapt to our changing industry and the changing face of hoteliers. He demanded more and we grew because of it.”
Dimond, who served as Chairman of the CH&LA Board in 2003 says, “It is truly an honor to be in the company of such well-respected individuals. CH&LA is instrumental to the success of the hospitality industry in Colorado and I offer my continued support to the organization”
Dimond is the founder of Stonebridge Companies, a leading franchise development and management company for Hilton Hotels, Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. With the development of over 60 hotels and managing operations of more than 75 lodging properties nationwide, Stonebridge Companies is recognized as an industry leader. Recent projects include the opening of the new Embassy Suites in Anchorage, Alaska along with several properties in the Denver, Colorado area including the Doubletree Denver Tech Center, Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown, aloft Hotel at Denver International Airport opening soon, and the redevelopment of a Cherry Creek site into a mixed use development that includes a 210 room Hilton Garden Inn. A New York City project is also on the horizon.
About Stonebridge Companies
Founded in 1991 by Navin C. Dimond, Stonebridge Companies (stonebridgecompanies.com) is a privately owned, innovative hotel management company headquartered near Denver, Colorado, which has developed over 60 hotels and operated more than 75 lodging properties. Currently, Stonebridge Companies operates nearly 40 hotels comprising approximately 6,000 guest rooms in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Utah, Virginia and Washington. The diverse portfolio includes select-service, extended stay, mid-scale and full-service hotels in primary and secondary markets.