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Highgate, a New York City-based real estate investment and hospitality management company, announced the appointment of Tony Maness as executive vice president of operations and head of Highgate Select, a division of the company focused on the differentiated management and development of select service, limited service and extended stay hotels.

In his new role, Maness will lead the operations for Highgate Select, which currently encompasses more than 200 hotels. Maness most recently served as senior vice president of operations at Aimbridge Hospitality and oversaw the THL portfolio which Highgate took over in early 2021. Prior to his 11-year tenure with Aimbridge, he served as executive vice president of operations for Jameson Brands at Park Management Group LLC and was also previously vice president of operations at Jameson Inns Inc.

“We are honored to have such an experienced operations veteran step into this important role for our burgeoning Highgate Select division,” said Rob Dann, chief operating officer of Highgate Select. “Tony’s remarkable 30-year career in the hospitality industry and unwavering commitment to delivering outstanding results and building best-in-class operating teams in this segment makes him the ideal leader for this role.”