Interstate, from startup to stardom

From relatively humble beginnings in 1960, Interstate Hotels & Resorts has evolved to become a leader in the hospitality industry. Once the owners of a single property in Erie, Pennsylvania, we have expanded internationally and are now recognized as the leading U.S. based third-party hotel management company. Along the way, we have forged partnerships with major brands in the industry and earned a reputation for high-quality, performance based operations.

Interstate U.S.

1960s - 1970s

Interstate was founded and purchased its first hotel, the Capri Motel, in Pennsylvania (1960).


The company developed its 16th Marriott-branded property, the Pittsburgh Marriott Airport in Pennsylvania, which opened in 1987 (1986).


Interstate expanded internationally, opening and operating the Hotel Tverskaya in Moscow (later reflagged as the Marriott Tverskaya (1995).


Interstate opened a branch office in Moscow to oversee Moscow and Europe hotel operations, sales and development (2007).


Interstate was acquired and became a wholly- owned subsidiary of a 50/50 joint venture between Thayer Lodging and Jin Jiang Hotels creating Interstate China Hotels & Resorts (2010).


Interstate established a third-party hotel management platform in the United Kingdom, operating 36 hotels (2014)

Interstate China


Interstate China was formed (2010).


Interstate China announced management agreement for the first franchised DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in China, the DoubleTree by Hilton Shanghai- Pudong (2012).


Interstate China was named to manage the J Hotel, located in the under construction Shanghai Tower, anticipated to be the highest hotel in the world upon opening in late 2016.