Member of the Board of Advisors
Chairman of the Board, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Vici Properties, Inc.
Jim Abrahamson is the Chairman of The Board of Directors at both Interstate Hotels & Resorts and Vici Properties, Inc., one of the country’s largest owners of gaming, hospitality and entertainment destinations. Prior to his activities at Vici, he also served as the chief executive at Interstate Hotels & Resorts where he was responsible for the Company’s overall performance and global growth of its management portfolio and was the executive director on the Company’s Board of Directors. Interstate Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest U.S.-based global hotel management companies, managing nearly 400 hotels with more than 70,000 rooms spanning the U.S. and ten additional countries.
Jim joined Interstate Hotels & Resorts from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), where he was president of the Americas region, that company’s largest operating unit, and was also an executive director of IHG’s Board of Directors. Previously, he held key leadership positions in senior management in the areas of operations, development and franchising with Hyatt Corporation, the Marcus Corporation and Hilton Worldwide.
Jim is active in the hospitality industry and community affairs including serving as chair of the CEO Council of AH&LA and as first vice chair of the U.S. Travel Association. He is also a member of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, where he serves as chairman of the Board of Directors. He also serves on the advisory board at the Emory University Eye Center. Jim holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.