William P. Stadler

Mr. Stadler has over 40 years of experience in the lodging industry with a primary focus in the areas of finance and real estate. He was appointed Chief Investment Officer of Dallas-based Aimbridge Hospitality in 2014. During his ten-year tenure and through his senior leadership, the company grew from 150 hotels and $100 million value to become the largest independent third-party management company in the world with over 1,500 hotels with a valuation exceeding $1.8 billion. He also led Aimbridge’s recent strategic expansion into Mexico/LATAM with their acquisition of Grupo Hotelero Prisma with over 40 hotels under management.

Prior to joining Aimbridge, Mr. Stadler spent 11 years as an investment sales specialist with Molinaro Koger and HFF in Dallas and Newport Beach, CA where he represented many of the largest private equity firms, lodging REITs, global hotel companies, and high-net-worth investors and family offices. His billions in transaction volume encompassed single assets as well as large portfolios across all chain scales including U.S., Mexico, and Caribbean resorts.   

Mr. Stadler held the position of Sr. Vice President – Chief Acquisitions Officer of FelCor Lodging Trust, whom he joined shortly after their 1994 IPO. During his seven years with the REIT, he was responsible for the growth of the company from nine hotels to more than 200 properties with a market capitalization exceeding $3 billion. 

His background further encompasses real estate development and franchise sales positions with Marriott International and Embassy Suites – Promus Corporation. 

He has been a frequent panelist at many of the hotel industry’s key conferences including the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, The Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit, HVS’ Caribbean Hotel Investment Summit, and the Dallas Hotel Conference. 

Mr. Stadler received a BA from Denison University (economics/history) and his master’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. He holds a Texas real estate license.

Mr. Stadler is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys a variety of indoor and outdoor sports and activies. He spends time at both the family farm in Ohio and ranch in Montana proximate to Big Sky.  

His contributions and participation include the Nature Conservancy, Seal Legacy Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Big Brother Big Sister.

Mr. Stadler resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Diane, a registered nurse. He has two daughters with families in Sacramento, CA and Scottsdale, AZ.