Bill Albrecht received his Bachelors degree in 1969 from Eastern Illinois University and went to work as a teacher and a coach in the area before moving to Colorado in 1971. After acquiring his real estate license, Bill was active in the development, marketing and construction of residential real estate until 2000 when he sold his home building company, Albrecht Homes. Bill met Rob Uehran in 1994 and the two combined their knowledge and expertise to form Spirit Hospitality, LLC. The company opened its first hotel, the Comfort Inn & Suites in Loveland, CO in 1998. Mr. Albrecht is now the CEO for Spirit Hospitality who acts as the General Partner for all of Spirit's hotels in addition to several commercial properties in the Fort Collins area.
Mr. Albrecht would attribute Spirit's team play dynamic and cohesiveness to the skill set he adapted and developed in his experience with teaching and coaching. Spirit Hospitality's Mission Statement comes as a direct reflection of these same ideals and the company continues to grow under the direct guidance and "coaching" Bill is still so passionate about.
Aryell Mattern started her career with Spirit Hospitality over 24 years ago as a front desk associate and has been integral to our hotels' operational success. For the past 11 years, she has overseen the development of company-wide sales initiatives, key marketing strategies, and revenue management for our portfolio of hotels. Her experience in all areas of hospitality operations brings invaluable knowledge to Spirit Hospitality as our Chief Operating Officer.
Aryell is actively involved in the Northern Colorado community, including the Tourism Improvement District, a board member for the City of Fort Collins and a member of the Choice Hotels Owners Council.
Scott Ranweiler began his career over 18 years ago as a construction manager for commercial and multi-family projects in Northern Colorado. In 2006, he transitioned into commercial real estate development and owner’s representative services. Since then, his experience has spanned across all aspects of commercial real estate acquisition, development, construction, and asset management. Under Scott’s leadership his teams have successfully completed projects totaling more than one million square feet of developments including build-to-suit, office, medical office, retail, multi-family, industrial, and hospitality. Scott embraces the unique challenges that each project brings and enjoys working with the Spirit team to navigate each opportunity. Scott Ranweiler received his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University.
Bryan Swanson has been with Spirit Hospitality since the beginning of 2019. Starting as the Financial Controller, Bryan is now the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for all things accounting and finance for Spirit Hospitality. Bryan’s background includes auditing for private and publicly traded companies, as well as working as an awarded financial professional for several Fortune 500 corporations achieving the GSD finance award in 2016. After running his own private business, Bryan decided to move back into the private sector and began working for Spirit Hospitality. Bryan obtained his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Finance from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. He enjoys spending time working on cars, exploring the outdoors, and actively participating in sports.