American Liberty Hospitality was founded in 1973 as a division of the highly respected American Liberty Oil Company of Dallas, Texas with the specific objective of operating its wholly owned hotels. Although the industry has changed dramatically since those days, American Liberty’s function is essentially the same as it was then: to provide owners and asset managers with the highest caliber hotel management services, creating and enhancing their investments, while relieving them from the stress of daily operations. In addition, it has evolved into a progressive real estate investment and development company with a track record of locating hotel investment opportunities, applying strenuous due diligence efforts, and then implementing sound marketing and management strategies to the benefit of its investors.
American Liberty’s founding company, owned by the Toddie Lee Wynne family, had been in the hotel business as developers and operators since the 1960s. Its diversified portfolio included international hotel developments in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malta, and Africa under the Hilton and Hyatt brands. Domestically, its hotel projects included major downtown mixed-use retail/office/hotel developments, coastal Texas resorts, and several suburban franchised hotels in major markets in Texas and Louisiana. In the 1980s and 1990s, ALH launched a chain of upscale limited service properties in secondary and tertiary markets, led the redevelopment and ongoing management of an 800 room convention hotel complex, and provided management services to lending institutions, life insurance companies, governmental agencies, and numerous private investors seeking operational expertise. Currently its portfolio has expanded to include a lakefront golf and conference center resort where ALH functions as majority owner, developer, and operator in a public/private venture with the state of Louisiana.
ALH enjoys a seasoned relationship with chain affiliations such as Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Best Western International, Choice Hotels, Wyndham Worldwide, having had ownership/franchisor relationships with these and others over the last four decades. The company now has an extensive portfolio of operating properties in markets throughout the Southwest. As owners, American Liberty identifies first with the interests of its investors and clients, striving to be sensitive to the issues that impact profitability and the preservation of the asset.