PLANO, TX–Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading, global, third-party hotel management company, announces Marco Roca, Jr., has joined the company’s business development team as Vice President of Development. In this position, he will support the growth of the Luxury & Resorts vertical, focusing on identifying new resort opportunities in North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean as well as sourcing opportunities for Aimbridge’s lifestyle arm, Evolution Hospitality, in the Eastern United States.
“We’re deeply pleased that Marco is joining our team with a focus on expanding our already significant resort presence in North America and the Caribbean,” said Greg O’Stean, Chief Development Officer at Aimbridge Hospitality. “With 55 resorts, of which 12 are in the Caribbean, our specialized luxury and resorts vertical experts understand the nuance and complexities of the resort product, and our deep capabilities in this vertical will contribute to our continued positive growth trajectory and owner success.”
Roca brings extensive experience to the new role, most recently having held the position of Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Reveille Hospitality. He has previously served as Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Strategy at Trust Hospitality, among other positions at Horwath HTL in Miami and J.P. Morgan in New York City. He serves as the co-chairman of the Hospitality & Recreational Development Council at the Urban Land Institute, a board member of the Latino Hotel Association and Routier.io, and is a partner and advisor for Revolinks.com.