HB ON THE SCENE: Lodging Conference Honors Jack DeBoer

PHOENIX, AZ-The Lodging Conference has honored veteran developer Jack DeBoer with its 10th annual Above & Beyond Reward.

DeBoer, known as the father of extended-stay lodging, developed the Residence Inn, Summerfield Suites, Candlewood Suites, and Value Place brands.

DeBoer, 79, was recognized for his charitable contributions as well as his industry accomplishments.

Previous recipients of the Above & Beyond Award include Michael Levin and Steve Belmonte.