Hilton's Christopher Nassetta to Keynote Hunter Hotel Investment Conference
Thursday January 16th, 2014 - 10:05AM 0L
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ATLANTA—Christopher J. Nassetta, president/CEO of Hilton Worldwide, will be the keynote speaker at the 26th annual Hunter Hotel Investment Conference being held March 26-28 at the Marriott Marquis here.
“Mr. Nassetta has demonstrated outstanding leadership in fostering a healthy and vibrant corporate culture, and has made tremendous strides in global hotel development, best practices and corporate responsibility,” stated Bob Hunter, conference co-chair and CEO of Hunter Hotel Advisors. “He will share his invaluable viewpoints with our industry’s top executives.”
Nassetta is largely credited for leading Hilton Worldwide’s growth by a third since taking the reins in 2007. The global lodging company has more than 4,000 hotels and nearly 672,000 rooms worldwide, including timeshares, with 97,520 rooms under construction.
The three-day Hunter Hotel Investment Conference is owner and investor-focused, with a strong emphasis on real estate and finance. In addition to Nassetta, the agenda will feature speakers and panel discussions by industry insiders on topics ranging from financing to new development. The 2014 conference theme is “The Time is Now!” to reflect optimism in the solid rebound of every sector in the hotel industry.
“This conference is all about education and networking,” stated Lee Hunter, conference co-chair and COO of Hunter Hotel Advisors. “We’ve earned the loyalty of our patrons by featuring the most influential industry experts, including this year’s keynote Mr. Nassetta, and by providing an environment conducive to deal making.”
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.