• Arbor Lodging appoints Robert Lowe Jr. as new Advisory Board Member

     
    POSTED October 9, 2019
     

Robert Lowe Jr. was recently appointed as a new advisory board member of Arbor Lodging, a hotel investment and management company. Lowe is the current Co-CEO of Lowe, a leading national real estate investment, development and management firm. 

As the latest addition to the advisory board of one of the nation's fastest growing hotel companies, which recently expanded under a $135-million portfolio acquisition in five new markets, Lowe is bringing with him experience with more than $8.5 billion of commercial, hospitality and residential assets, as well as more than $3 billion in commercial real estate projects in the pipeline or under development.

“We are delighted to have someone with Rob’s extensive experience join us, says Vamsi Bonthala, Chief Executive Officer of Arbor Lodging Partners, the investment arm of Arbor Lodging. “His years of knowledge and involvement with commercial, hospitality and residential assets will be sure to help Arbor Lodging grow and further establish our positioning as a leading national player in the hospitality industry. We relish the opportunity to add such an influential member to our advisory board and look forward to adding additional industry leaders.”

Arbor Lodging’s fully integrated hotel investment and hotel management platform now owns 25 full-service and select service hotels throughout the United States. The portfolio consists of a range of hotels under brands such as Curio Collection by Hilton, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Residence Inn, Homewood Suites and more.

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