Executive Vice President & Head of Asia Investment Group
Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Don Li is Executive Vice President and Head of Asia Investment Group of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, spearheading the company’s overall growth of its Asia Investment division and leading the
group’s efforts assisting foreign owners with U.S. and European hotel acquisitions, developing re-positioning strategies, brand selection, renovations and the ongoing day-to-day management of
their assets. To date, this rapidly growing division consists of nearly 70-hotel portfolio with 15,000 rooms and 30 unique capital partners.
Prior to Interstate, Don was COO of Rim Hospitality and prior to that, 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 was the RevPAR and revenue leader in the Province.
Earlier in his career, Don was Regional Vice President of Development of Wyndham Hotel Group International, responsible for the expansion of six Wyndham brands in China, Japan and Mongolia. He
was a key contributor to the exponential growth of the Wyndham brands in North Asia and personally signed approximately 10,000 rooms, enabling Wyndham’s growth as the largest foreign hotel group in China.
Don graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA).