Marian Goodman is a 28 year veteran of the hotel industry. Early in her career Marian became an equity and operating partner of a full-service Ramada. She proceeded to grow the hotel partnership portfolio of limited and full-service hotels and moved into hotel development when she purchased and developed her first Microtel Inn & Suites franchise in the late 90s.
As a result of the success achieved as a developer and operator, others sought Marian’s assistance with their hotel operations and development projects. In 2000 she formed a management company, subsequently known as SKY Hospitality, allowing her to share her development experience and operational knowledge to benefit others, particularly first time hotel developers. From that time to the present, she has been personally involved in the development, opening, and operation of approximately 50 mid-scale, economy, and extended-stay hotels including multiple Hilton, Wyndham, and Choice brands.
Marian has served as a member of the Microtel Inn & Suites Franchise Advisory Board since 2000 and has been a member of the Strategic Sourcing Council for the Wyndham Hotel Group for the past three years. She has served in leadership positions on tourism development, chamber of commerce and nonprofit boards in communities where she operates hotels. In addition to being invited to speak to groups exploring hotel development she also shares her industry experience with business and professional alliances and mentorship programs for women in the hotel industry. Marian received her B.A. in Business Management from Eckerd College.
Tony Maness joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2012 to lead the newly formed Channel Point Hospitality. He has over 30 years of hospitality experience. In his current role Tony is responsible for the operations, revenue and profit growth of the Channel Point Hospitality business.
Prior to joining Aimbridge Hospitality, Tony was the executive vice president of operations for Jameson Brands at Park Management Group LLC. While at Jameson he also served as chief information officer. Tony began his hospitality career as a line level employee for Holiday Inns, Inc. and grew to corporate and executive level positions at Holiday Inns, Inc., Equity Inns/McNeill Hospitality Corporation, Winfield Hospitality and Jameson Inns.
Mr. Maness has a B.A. and a B.S. from Freed-Hardeman University.
Aaron’s experience in hotel management spans over twenty (20+) years, both at the property and executive level. He currently oversees numerous leading limited-service hotels including brands from Wyndham, IHG, Hilton, Choice, LaQuinta and Carlson Rezidor.
After receiving a degree in finance and economics, Aaron began his hospitality career at Marriott serving in numerous property level management positions. He joined Park Management Group, LLC after his career with Marriott and served as Vice President & Director of Operations helping oversee approximately 7,000 rooms under management. In 2012, Aaron joined the newly formed Channel Point Hospitality division of Aimbridge Hospitality where he currently oversees numerous brands and assists in the overall revenue growth and operational leadership of the Channel Point division.
Aaron has had the privilege of serving on numerous national associations and is currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Choice Hotels Ownership Council. He has also served as Regional Director and Secretary on the executive board within the CHOC association.
Benjamin Berger joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2012 as part of the newly formed Channel Point Hospitality division. For the past 15 years he has held positions specializing in project management, hotel operations, revenue management, business intelligence, and brand relations. In his current role, Benjamin oversees project management & procurement for new construction properties in the Channel Point Hospitality division. He currently serves as a national delegate for the Choice Hotels Owners Council.
Prior to joining Aimbridge, Benjamin was an award winning General Manager of limited service brands for Park Management Group LLC. He also held previous positions in convention services, hotel operations, multi-property hotel operations , revenue management, and project management.
Ben received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida.