11/14/2011 - Hotel Business 2012 Deals & Dealmakers Judging One-on-One's
At the recent IH/M&RS show last month, HOTEL BUSINESS® brought together a handful of industry executives to take part in the preliminary round of judging of its 2011 Deals of the Year Awards. During the event, the executives were asked about the potential for an economic turnaround as well as their feelings on the deal market going forward.
09/13/2011 - Hotel Business DESIGN
Members of the hospitality community gathered on Sept. 13 for the annual Soiree on the Bay during the HD Boutique Expo & Conference in Miami. Sponsored by Aqua Hospitality Carpets, DH Hospitality, Fabric Innovations, Flexsteel Hospitality, Lacquercraft Hospitality, Hotel Business, Hotel Business DESIGN, Moen, Simmons Hospitality, Viamotif International and Zeftron, architects, designers, purchasing companies and vendors boarded the Floridian Princess yacht and spent the evening enjoying cocktails, dinner and dancing, while cruising down Miami's Intercoastal Waterway.
06/30/2011 - Hotel Business 2011 Executive Roundtable: Renovation, New Construction and Adaptive Reuse Exclusive One-on-One's
Hosted by Red Roof Inns, Inc. and sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., participants in the roundtable included: Andrew Alexander, president, Red Roof Inns, Inc.; Richard Conti, president, The Plasencia Group, Inc.; Keith Daub, president/COO, Winegardner & Hammons, Inc.; Christopher Diffley, managing director/investment management group, RockBridge Capital, LLC; J.P. Ford, senior vp/director of business development, Lodging Econometrics; Robert Habeeb, president/COO, First Hospitality Group, Inc.; Joseph Smith, executive vp; Chesapeake Hospitality; and Robert Wallace, executive vp, brand operations & franchising, Red Roof Inns, Inc.
With the economy in recovery mode, the hospitality industry is beginning to come alive again with more renovation, adaptive reuse, conversion and even new construction projects. HOTEL BUSINESS® addressed the pros and cons of each of these development avenues at its most recent Executive Roundtable held at the Red Roof Inn Columbus Downtown-Convention Center in Columbus, OH.
Print coverage of the event appears in the July 15, 2011 issue of HOTEL BUSINESS.
05/13/2011 - Hotel Business 2011 Executive Roundtable: Diversity & Development
Hosted exclusively by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Participating in the event were Mary Beth Cutshall, Hospitality Ventures Management Group; Navin Dimond, Stonebridge Companies; Kenneth H. Fearn, Integrated Capital; Warren Fields, Pyramid Hotel Group; Patrick Goddard, Trust Hospitality; Norman Jenkins, Capstone Development, LLC; Hung Luk, The Lam Group; D.J. Rama, JHM Hotels; Alison Reid, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.; Paul Sacco, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Print coverage of the event appears in the June 7, 2011 issue of HOTEL BUSINESS.
05/02/2011 - Hotel Business 2011 Executive Roundtable: Meet the Money - Capital Ideas: Financing Solutions For Opportunistic Dealmakers
Hosted by JMBM and sponsored by CSI MasterCard, Hotel Business conducted an executive roundtable just prior to the start of the Meet the Money Conference. The event was moderated by Hotel Business Editor Dennis Nessler and examined the capital markets and current lending conditions and touched on a number of other topics, such as asset values, workouts and deal structures.
Participants included Bill Sipple, HVS Capital; Jim Butler, JMBM; Judy Hoffman, Trigild; Mike Cahill, HREC; Sam Winterbottom, Grubb & Ellis; Marty Collins, Gatehouse Capital Corp.; Greg Hartmann, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels; Thomas Prins, Gemstone Hotels & Resorts; Tim Dick, TriMont Real Estate Advisors; and Todd Wynne-Parry, Pan Pacific Hotel Group.
Print coverage of the event appears in the May 21, 2011 issue of HOTEL BUSINESS.
03/18/2011 - Hotel Business 2011 Executive Roundtable: Luxury Management: Handling High-End Hotels
Hosted by Hilton Worldwide and sponsored by Ferguson - A Wolseley Co.; Keurig; and A.J. Gallagher and Co. Participants included: Bruce Baltin, Colliers PKF Consulting USA; Peter M. Heinemann, Passport Resorts; Richard C. Kessler, The Kessler Collection; Greg Miller, Destination Hotels & Resorts; Greg Mount, Richfield Hospitality, Inc.; Sean Mullen, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd.; Bill Otto, Marcus Hotels & Resorts; Jim Petrus, Trump International Hotels Management, LLC; Paul Toner, RockResorts International, LLC/Vail Resorts Hospitality; and John Vanderslice, Hilton Worldwide.
Print coverage of the event appears in the April 7, 2011 issue of HOTEL BUSINESS.
03/06/2011 - Hunter Investment Conference - Award for Excellence and Inspiration, presented to Bruce White
Industry veteran and well-known developer Bruce White of White Lodging Services was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference. This video presentation, which was put together by HOTEL BUSINESS®, was shown to attendees of the conference just prior to White accepting the award.
Print coverage of the event appears in the March 7, 2011 issue of HOTEL BUSINESS.
Recently, Fortune and Forbes published their “Most Admired Companies” and “100 Best Companies to Work For” issues, respectively. I have to say, it was nice to see how well represented our industry was in both publications. When I speak with CEOs on this subject, I am told salary is no longer always the primary recruitment tool. Realizing this, I’d imagine, companies will accelerate their efforts towards implementing initiatives such as these to remain competitive in both recruitment and retention of their employees.