By Kate Hughes
When Mike Deitemeyer was named president and CEO of Interstate Hotels & Resorts in March 2017, he joined a company that already had more than 50 years of success under its belt. For most people, such a prospect would be completely daunting; for Deitemeyer, however, it was an exciting opportunity to take a thriving company to the next level.
Since taking on his current role, Deitemeyer has spearheaded initiatives to grow Interstate’s profile and portfolio. He’s traveled all over the country, visiting hotels and hoteliers at more than 70 Interstate properties in a series of “road shows.” He’s creating new positions and has hired top executives. He also moved the company to a new headquarters in Arlington, Va., that can better accommodate Interstate’s accelerating growth..
LODGING visited Interstate’s new headquarters to see what the Deitemeyer era was all about, and the biggest takeaway? Deitemeyer’s aggressive strategies have not just resulted in growth for Interstate, but have also inspired his team.