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‘Essentials Of Hotel Ownership’ Event Proving To Be In
Big Demand in Big Apple; Scheduled for April 23, 2004
at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
Almost at capacity, institutional lenders, attorneys, investors and
brokers are coming together to learn how to enhance hotel
ownership skills and asset performance

CHICAGO— APRIL 12, 2004 — A new conference recognizing the complexities of hotel ownership is nearing capacity as the premier event quickly approaches this month in New York. 

"The Essentials of Hotel Ownership," produced by Lodging Unlimited, Lodging Unlimited West, Hospitality Solutions LLC and Belmonte-Lasky Asset Management, and hosted by Morris Lasky, John Cauvin and Steve Belmonte respectively, is scheduled as an all-day event on April 23 at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. At press time, attendance was nearing its 80-person capacity, with more than 70 institutional lenders, attorneys, investors and brokers registered.

"There is a great deal involved in hotel ownership, and based on early registration figures, there seems to be a real demand for education in this area," Lasky said. "With decades of experience in lodging ownership, management and operations, and in turning around the performance of an underachieving property, my colleagues and I will provide essential information that will make it possible for all those involved in hospitality, from a behind-the-scenes, investment or ownership standpoint, to enhance the performance and overall long-term value of a property.”

The impetus for the conference, Belmonte said, comes from a desire to do what he, Lasky and Cauvin can do in order to improve the overall health of the lodging industry.

"Our industry is facing a tough challenge in finding quality, competent, reliable managers," Belmonte said. "This event will help those involved in hospitality to cut through the fluff and discover how to identify good managers. We have the experience and will be able to share from that experience."

For more information on attending “The Essentials Of Hotel Ownership” contact or

About Lodging Unlimited and Lodging Unlimited West
Lodging Unlimited Inc., Chicago, Ill., provides the highest level of management, consulting and marketing services for the hospitality industry. Morris E. Lasky, the company's Chief Executive Officer, began his hospitality career in 1956 and has since become one of the industry's leaders in acquisition strategies and operations expertise. He helped found and has been the Chairman of The Lodging Conference since 1995. It is one of the hotel industry's premier conferences and is held every fall at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Lasky has directed Lodging Unlimited in $5 billion of management activity, development real estate and financing. For more information, call 312-595-1390 or e-mail or visit

Lodging Unlimited West is the west coast affiliate of Lodging Unlimited that owns and operates Windmill Inns & Suites, a lodging enterprise with six locations, three each in Oregon and Arizona. John Cauvin, President and CEO of Windmill Inns of America, offers a 110% satisfaction guarantee at the properties. He stresses the philosophy that true hospitality is going the extra mile. For more information call 480-443-0909 or visit

About Hospitality Solutions LLC
Hospitality Solutions LLC, Randolph, N.J., provides franchise agreement formulations and termination negotiation assistance, mediation, consulting, litigation support, expert witness services, asset management, renovations, financing assistance, executive retreats, motivational speaking, sales-and-marketing training sessions, and special projects/new corporate initiatives to the hospitality and service industries. Company President and CEO Steven Belmonte, former President and CEO of Ramada Hotels, also served as Chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Assn.’s Educational Foundation, serves on the Board of Directors of Arlington Hospitality Inc. and serves as a partner with Belmonte/Lasky Asset Management Inc. For more information, call (973) 598-0839, email or visit

About Belmonte/Lasky Asset Management LLC
Belmonte/Lasky Asset Management LLC is a joint venture between two of the hospitality industry’s most well-known and well-respected veteran executives – Steven Belmonte and Morris Lasky. With a combined 80 years of executive hospitality experience, managing and operating assets valued at more than $10 billion, Belmonte/Lasky will act as independent, third-party asset managers on behalf of owners and investors to resolve issues, enhance revenues and generate the highest possible ROI. For more information, call Steve Belmonte at 973-598-0839 or, or Morris Lasky at 312-595-1390 or


Morris Lasky
Lodging Unlimited
Tel: (312) 595-1390

Steve Belmonte
Hospitality Solutions LLC
Tel: (973) 598-0839

Barb Worcester, President
Tel: (440) 930-5770

Also See: Belmonte Appoints Lee Dushoff To Hospitality Solutions Team / February 2004
Belmonte To Bring Insight To Best Value Inn Members as Keynote at Conference / October 2003
Belmonte ‘Talks the Talk’ in Role as Motivational Speaker / March 2003
Steve Belmonte Immersed in Sarbanes-Oxley as a New Member of the Board of Directors of Arlington Hospitality Inc. / May 2003
Belmonte’s Back In Business As Hospitalty Solutions LLC / Feb 2003

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