President and CEO
Since Stonebridge's inception in 1991, Navin Dimond and Stonebridge have been responsible for the development of over 70 hotels encompassing a wide variety of brands in multiple markets. Today, the company owns and operates 50 hotels in the United States, with more than 8,500 rooms.
Dimond is the recipient of the Award of Excellence from the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, the Hotelier of the Year Award from the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association, and the prestigious Hilton Hotels Multi-brand Developer of the Year Award. In 2007, Dimond received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Real Estate and Hospitality category for the Rocky Mountain Region.
As a result of his expertise and proven track record, Dimond has served in an advisory role for a wide variety of organizations. Currently, he serves on the franchise advisory council for Hampton Inn Hotels by Hilton and Marriott's Residence Inn Advisory Board (TRIA Board). Dimond is also a board member of the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association (CHLA), having served as chairman in 2003. He was inducted into the CHLA Hall of Fame in 2008 and into the Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame in 2015. In addition, Dimond serves on the Washington State University College of Engineering and Architecture Executive Leadership Board.
Involvement in the local community is very important to Dimond. He serves on the board of trustees for the University of Denver and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, Navin serves on the foundation board of the Metropolitan State College of Denver and is a board member of the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (VISIT DENVER), and Kent Denver School.
Dimond is a graduate of Washington State University where he earned his BA in business administration and his BS in construction management. He earned his MBA in real estate/construction management from the University of Denver.