ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL-A 20-year hotel industry veteran has been chosen to lead Arlington Hospitality, Inc., which owns and manages 73 properties in 17 states. Jerry H. Herman takes over as president and chief executive officer Jan. 7, replacing Michael P. Holtz.

Most recently, Herman spent 10 years as managing director and president of City Hotels USA, Inc., whose holdings include properties carrying the Doubletree, Hampton, and Hilton flags. Most of Arlington Hospitality’s properties carry the AmeriHost brand. Before City Hotels USA, Herman held senior vice president positions with C.R.I., Inc. One of his posts included hotel acquisitions.

“He has a solid hotel background that includes outstanding transactional and organizational leadership experience and numerous relationships throughout the industry, which will be of great benefit to Arlington’s hotel development and sale activities as well as the expansion of the AmeriHost Inn brand,” says chairman Ken Fell, adding Herman was the board’s unanimous choice.

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