Daniel Williams

With over 20 years experience within the Lodging Industry, Daniel brings a solid understanding of the complex inner workings of operations, franchising and development. Ten of those years were spent with Marriott International in hotel operations, including opening and operating numerous hotels under the Marriott brands for Marriott Corporation and franchise operators. Daniel also served as Vice President of Development at Aimbridge Hospitality, a major hotel investment and management company where he was directly involved in the rapid growth of the company’s portfolio from 10 to 60 hotels. Daniel has personally been involved in over $1.0 billion worth of hotel transactions. Most notably in 2007 he led the $750 Million acquisition of Eagle Hospitality REIT, a NYSE company. Daniel also played a vital part in Aimbridge’s involvement with the new Starwood brand “aloft” where he led the company’s development efforts which included site selection, underwriting, and market feasibility analysis. Daniel graduated with a BS from New Mexico State University and also has an MBA from University of Texas at Dallas.