• PROJECT SERVICES

Aimbridge Hospitality, with its benefit of scale,
brings industry-leading
Purchasing, Project Procurement and Project Management
expertise and cost savings to owners.

For inquiries, email us at: ProjectServices@aimhosp.com

FEATURED PROJECTS

Project Procurement

  • Budget Development
  • Sourcing
  • Bid Analysis
  • Order Placement
  • Vendor Payments
  • Budget Tracking
  • Expediting
  • Logistics
  • Warehousing & Installation
  • Order Closeout

Project Areas of Focus


FF&E Procurement

  • New Construction
  • Major Renovation
  • Conversions
  • Planned Capital Renovations
  • Brand Mandated Renovation
  • Property Improvement Plans
     

OS&E Procurement

  • Opening Orders
  • New Construction and Major Renovation

 

Operating Supplies & Equipment

  • Linens and Terry
  • Uniforms
  • Engineering Equipment
  • Small wares and Flatware
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Guestroom Amenities
  • Kitchen Equipment and Supplies
     

Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment

  • Guestroom Case Goods
  • Artwork (Public and Guestroom)
  • Public Space Furniture
  • Chairs and Seating Groups
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Banquet and Meeting Furniture and Supplies

Renovations and  Major Conversions                                                                 

Pre-Construction Phase

  • Programming and scope of work
  • Budget and schedule development
  • Consultant selection
  • Design process management
  • Hotel Brand approvals
  • Contract setup
  • FF&E and OS&E procurement

Construction Phase

  • Contractor selection
  • Construction management
  • Operations scheduling
  • FF&E and OS&E installation
  • Project closeout

New Construction

Technical Services and Pre-Opening

  • Preliminary estimate of property improvement plan (PIP)
  • Consultant team selection
  • Programming and differentiation documents
  • Drawing reviews at key milestone dates
  • Reviews of contractor cost projections and
  • value engineering
  • FF&E and OS&E budgets and selection review
  • Operation critical path scheduling
  • IT scope and budget development

Budgeted and Emergency Capital

Capital Management

  • Annual budgets with ownership approval
  • 5-year capital plans
  • Budget and schedule tracking
  • Management over the execution of budgeted work
  • Management of emergency projects as they arise
  • Insurance related projects (weather, fire)

TEAM LEADERS


Shahid Javed

Executive Vice President-Chief Procurement Officer

Shahid Javed

Executive Vice President-Chief Procurement Officer

As Executive Vice President of Procurement, Shahid is responsible for developing and deploying end-to-end supply chain solutions across the entire hotel life cycle. Shahid leads innovation across the supply chain, building on data analytics to drive insights and leveraging procurement technology platform and expansive buying power to generate optimal value and efficiencies for hotel owners and investors.

His responsibilities include client facing procurement strategy and sourcing to support day-to-day hotel operations, managing Aimbridge’s differentiated capabilities in hospitality procurement of FF&E and OS&E, and overseeing project management for hotel renovations, brand conversations and new construction. He also oversees the execution of Property Improvement Plans (PIP) and all elements of capital budgeting, planning and implementation. In addition, Shahid oversees Indirect Procurement to manage Aimbridge corporate’s sourcing and procurement needs.

With over 25 years of procurement leadership and supply chain expertise across multiple industries and geographies, Shahid most recently served as Chief Procurement Officer at TIAA. Prior to that he was JLL’s Global Chief Procurement Officer, transforming the global sourcing and procurement function with a combined purchasing power of over $30 billion, implementing category management and utilizing data analytics and technology-based solutions for the commercial real estate services firm. Shahid was BP’s Chief Procurement Officer for the U.S. onshore business, managing a multi-billion dollar annual third party spend. He successfully created category strategies, conducted strategic sourcing, and embedded supplier relationship management. He has also spent time with an internet start-up establishing procurement consortium, and with a management consulting firm advising clients on procurement strategy and transformation.

Shahid graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA and MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University.

Shahid Javed
Executive Vice President-Chief Procurement Officer

As Executive Vice President of Procurement, Shahid is responsible for developing and deploying end-to-end supply chain solutions across the entire hotel life cycle. Shahid leads innovation across the supply chain, building on data analytics to drive insights and leveraging procurement technology platform and expansive buying power to generate optimal value and efficiencies for hotel owners and investors.

His responsibilities include client facing procurement strategy and sourcing to support day-to-day hotel operations, managing Aimbridge’s differentiated capabilities in hospitality procurement of FF&E and OS&E, and overseeing project management for hotel renovations, brand conversations and new construction. He also oversees the execution of Property Improvement Plans (PIP) and all elements of capital budgeting, planning and implementation. In addition, Shahid oversees Indirect Procurement to manage Aimbridge corporate’s sourcing and procurement needs.

With over 25 years of procurement leadership and supply chain expertise across multiple industries and geographies, Shahid most recently served as Chief Procurement Officer at TIAA. Prior to that he was JLL’s Global Chief Procurement Officer, transforming the global sourcing and procurement function with a combined purchasing power of over $30 billion, implementing category management and utilizing data analytics and technology-based solutions for the commercial real estate services firm. Shahid was BP’s Chief Procurement Officer for the U.S. onshore business, managing a multi-billion dollar annual third party spend. He successfully created category strategies, conducted strategic sourcing, and embedded supplier relationship management. He has also spent time with an internet start-up establishing procurement consortium, and with a management consulting firm advising clients on procurement strategy and transformation.

Shahid graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA and MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University.

Christopher Fruth

SVP Project Procurement - Jaguar

Christopher Fruth

SVP Project Procurement - Jaguar

As Senior Vice President of Project Procurement, Chris Fruth is responsible for operations, performance, and owner relations for FF&E and OS&E Projects.

Chris built Jaguar Hospitality Services purchasing power to over $100MM annually. Chris' extensive experience covers over a hundred projects nationwide, the Caribbean island, and Canada. Chris is excited to continue to grow Jaguar Hospitality Services with Aimbridge Hospitality.

Chris is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Christopher Fruth
SVP Project Procurement - Jaguar

As Senior Vice President of Project Procurement, Chris Fruth is responsible for operations, performance, and owner relations for FF&E and OS&E Projects.

Chris built Jaguar Hospitality Services purchasing power to over $100MM annually. Chris' extensive experience covers over a hundred projects nationwide, the Caribbean island, and Canada. Chris is excited to continue to grow Jaguar Hospitality Services with Aimbridge Hospitality.

Chris is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Jacob R Fruth

SVP Project Procurement- Jaguar

Jacob R Fruth

SVP Project Procurement- Jaguar

Jacob Fruth is responsible for managing all facets of Jaguar Hospitality Services. Jacob joined Jaguar Hospitality Services in 2005. With over 15 years of building Jaguar Hospitality Services, Jacob is proud to be a part of the Aimbridge Hospitality team.

Jacob has proven success in streamlining the project purchasing process from budget creation to project closeout, spear heading the creation of a proprietary procurement management system that has given his teams an intuitive process for managing FF&E and OS&E Projects.

Jacob R Fruth
SVP Project Procurement- Jaguar

Jacob Fruth is responsible for managing all facets of Jaguar Hospitality Services. Jacob joined Jaguar Hospitality Services in 2005. With over 15 years of building Jaguar Hospitality Services, Jacob is proud to be a part of the Aimbridge Hospitality team.

Jacob has proven success in streamlining the project purchasing process from budget creation to project closeout, spear heading the creation of a proprietary procurement management system that has given his teams an intuitive process for managing FF&E and OS&E Projects.

Jim Thompson

SVP Purchasing

Jim Thompson

SVP Purchasing

Jim Thompson is Senior Vice President of Purchasing, responsible for the procurement of capital expenditures, food, operational supplies and equipment, and for all hotels under management in North America. Thompson directs a corporate team of procurement specialists, sourcing and negotiating over $900M in overall spend for branded and independent hotels, resorts, conference centers and restaurants across all lodging segments. Throughout his 35-year career, he has arranged purchasing for hotels throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Earlier in his career, he was instrumental in opening three Marriott branded hotels in Moscow, Russia as well as several other international properties.

Jim Thompson
SVP Purchasing

Jim Thompson is Senior Vice President of Purchasing, responsible for the procurement of capital expenditures, food, operational supplies and equipment, and for all hotels under management in North America. Thompson directs a corporate team of procurement specialists, sourcing and negotiating over $900M in overall spend for branded and independent hotels, resorts, conference centers and restaurants across all lodging segments. Throughout his 35-year career, he has arranged purchasing for hotels throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Earlier in his career, he was instrumental in opening three Marriott branded hotels in Moscow, Russia as well as several other international properties.

Faren Ardis

VP Project Management

Faren Ardis

VP Project Management

Faren Ardis joined Aimbridge Hospitality in March 2020 as Vice President of Project Management and brings over 30 years' experience in hotels renovations and contract negotiations. Prior to joining Aimbridge, he held numerous senior level positions with Premier Project Management and Remington Hotels such as Corporate Director of Engineering, Vice President and Senior Vice President of Project Management. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including Manager of the Year and Ideal Executive of the Year.

Faren Ardis
VP Project Management

Faren Ardis joined Aimbridge Hospitality in March 2020 as Vice President of Project Management and brings over 30 years' experience in hotels renovations and contract negotiations. Prior to joining Aimbridge, he held numerous senior level positions with Premier Project Management and Remington Hotels such as Corporate Director of Engineering, Vice President and Senior Vice President of Project Management. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including Manager of the Year and Ideal Executive of the Year.

Karen Fisher

VP Project Procurement

Karen Fisher

VP Project Procurement

Karen Fisher joined Jaguar Hospitality in 2011 and brings over 30 years' experience in hotel procurement experience. Prior to joining Jaguar, she held numerous senior level positions with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Accor Hotels. She has managed the project team of purchasing agents for Jaguar Hospitality Services for 5 years. She has overseen projects ranging from 2 MM spend to 20 MM spend.

Karen Fisher
VP Project Procurement

Karen Fisher joined Jaguar Hospitality in 2011 and brings over 30 years' experience in hotel procurement experience. Prior to joining Jaguar, she held numerous senior level positions with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Accor Hotels. She has managed the project team of purchasing agents for Jaguar Hospitality Services for 5 years. She has overseen projects ranging from 2 MM spend to 20 MM spend.

Chad Martin

VP Project Management

Chad Martin

VP Project Management

Chad Martin has worked the past 30 years in the hospitality industry. He spent 12 years at the Hyatt Regency Dallas as Assistant Director of Engineering, and 3 years at the Westin Stonebriar Resort as Director of Engineering. He took a position at Starwood Hotels corporate office initially writing Property Improvement Plans (PIPs), then was promoted to Director of Portfolio Management for the Westin Brand. He has spent the past 11 years at Pillar/Aimbridge working with several portfolios handling emergency capital as well as renovations.

Chad Martin
VP Project Management

Chad Martin has worked the past 30 years in the hospitality industry. He spent 12 years at the Hyatt Regency Dallas as Assistant Director of Engineering, and 3 years at the Westin Stonebriar Resort as Director of Engineering. He took a position at Starwood Hotels corporate office initially writing Property Improvement Plans (PIPs), then was promoted to Director of Portfolio Management for the Westin Brand. He has spent the past 11 years at Pillar/Aimbridge working with several portfolios handling emergency capital as well as renovations.