Head of Asia Investment Group
Don Li currently serves as Interstate Hotels & Resorts’ Head of Asia Investment Group, assisting foreign owners with U.S. and Europe hotel acquisitions, developing repositioning strategies, brand selection, renovations and the ongoing day-to-day management of their assets. To date, this rapidly growing portfolio consists of approximately 40 hotels with 11,000 rooms.
Before joining Interstate three years ago, Don served as CEO of Swiss International Hotels & Resorts (China), leading an elite team to develop the next generation of luxury hotels characterized by Swiss quality, beauty and efficiency in greater China. While with Swiss International, Don signed eight luxury landmark hotels in the region with one hotel opened in Xiamen which was the RevPAR and Revenue leader in the Province. Prior to joining Swiss International (China), Don served as the Regional Vice President of Development for the Wyndham Hotel Group International responsible for the expansion of the five Wyndham brands in China and Japan (Wyndham, Ramada, Howard Johnson, Days Inn and Super 8). Don was been a key contributor to the exponential growth of the Wyndham brands in China and has personally signed approximately 10,000 rooms enabling Wyndham to grow into the largest foreign hotel group in China.
Don graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Organizational Development and is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA).