Member of the Board of Advisors
Chief Executive Officer
Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Jim Abrahamson is Interstate Hotels & Resorts’ chief executive officer responsible for the Company’s overall performance and global growth of its management portfolio and he serves as an executive director on the Company’s Board of Directors. Interstate Hotels & Resorts is the largest U.S.-based global hotel management company managing nearly 400 hotels with more than 70,000 rooms spanning the U.S. and ten additional countries.
Jim joined Interstate Hotels & Resorts from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), where he was president of the Americas region, that company’s largest operating unit, and was also an executive director of IHG’s Board of Directors. Previously, he held key leadership positions in senior management in the areas of operations, development and franchising with Hyatt Corporation, the Marcus Corporation and Hilton Worldwide.
Jim is active in the hospitality industry and community affairs including serving as chair of the CEO Council of AH&LA and as first vice chair of the U.S. Travel Association. He is also a member of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, where he serves as chairman of the Board of Directors. He also serves on the advisory board at the Emory University Eye Center. Jim holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.