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Final Deadline in Search for Top 100 People Who
Dramatically Influenced the Hotel Industry

 
Phoenix, AZ (March 9, 2004) - Due to positive response from literally dozens of people around the globe and requests for additional time to submit more details on nominees, hotelier and educator John Hogan has extended an earlier closing date to 3/31/04 in order receive information and nominations on the Top 100 People of all time who Influenced and Changed the Hotel Industry

While Hogan’s research will be used as partial fulfillment of his current quest to complete his doctorate in International Business, it will also be the foundation of a book that he hopes will be used in hospitality programs. 

"Every industry has cycles that tend to repeat, but the hotel segment of the hospitality industry is one that retained its’ foundations of service and long term profitability while adapting to global economic conditions" Hogan says. 

"The people that have been nominated to date are those who have made a difference in the industry as a whole. Pioneers in franchising, market segmentation and consolidation represent a portion of the nominees, but the group includes many from around the world who have offered unique solutions to real estate development or who have made service a measurable benchmark of excellence.

Research to date has included material found in documents available online, from company and private sources, individuals and University archives, such as those housed at the Hilton School of Hospitality Management at the University of Houston.

Many of the better known names have been submitted such as Lord Charles Forte of the UK, the Swiss Caesar Ritz, America’s Curt Carlson and M.K. Guertin, but additional nominations from the industry have identified individuals whose legacy may or may not include a brand named after them but have made a truly major impact on the industry.

While the deadline has been slightly extended, Hogan invites those with documentary material and background information to write or email him as soon as possible with information, as the first draft of the book is expected by summer 2004. 

There are certain specific points of information being sought, such as any far-reaching contributions that the hotel industry may have adopted. These could be in a wide range of diverse areas such as:

  • Acquisitions and mergers
  • Design
  • Education
  • Franchising
  • Globalization and/or diversity
  • International trade
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Positioning in the market
  • Service
  • Specialty or niche markets, such a time shares, mixed use development or long term residence
  • Training
  • Other factors that changed the industry greatly
It is not necessary to complete the nomination form fully, but providing as much information as possible on the individual will be helpful. 
 
Top 100 People Who Dramatically Influenced the Hotel Industry

Person Nominated ________________________________________

Area of contribution (can be from the following list or other area) 

    Acquisitions and mergers
    Design
    Education
    Franchising
    Globalization and/or diversity
    International trade
    Marketing & Sales
    Positioning in the market
    Service
    Specialty or niche markets, such as time shares, mixed use development or long term residence
    Training
    Other factors that changed the industry greatly
Nominees Professional Affiliations (Companies, brands, groups or hotels associated with, founded, etc)
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Contributions made to global or regional hospitality
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Do you have any resources available that can be used in this recognition program (electronic information is ideal, as the author cannot guarantee the return of any items) These could include photographs, news clippings, archived copied of information held in company information centers, etc.)
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________________________________________________________________
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Comments, observations or other reasons for this nomination
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________________________________________________________________
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Person making nominations: 
Name___________________________________________________________
Company________________________________________________________
Affiliation to nominee_______________________________________________
Address_________________________________________________________
Phone___________________________________________________________
email____________________________________________________________

Email at 

mailto:tophotel100@yahoo.com

Written and printed material can be sent to the author c/o TOP 100, c/o LESSONS FROM THE FIELD, 6264 West Clouse Drive, Suite 3177, Phoenix, AZ 85033 

FINAL DEADLINE 3/31/04

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John Hogan, MBA CHA MHS is the Director of Education & Cultural Diversity for Best Western International, the world’s largest hotel chain.  Best Western International has more than 4,200 hotels in more than 80 countries and is one of the world’s oldest organized hotel brands, founded in 1946 in California.


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