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 New Edition of Hotel Investments Book
Debuts at ALIS Conference
ORLANDO, Fla., January 2006 — The Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association will debut the fourth edition of Hotel Investments: Issues and Perspectives at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), January 23-25, 2006, in Los Angeles, Cal. 

Edited by Lori E. Raleigh, Executive Director, International Society of Hospitality Consultants, and Rachel J. Roginsky, ISHC, Principal, Pinnacle Advisory Group, this book features 15 articles and four case studies by leading professionals in the hotel investment community. 

The list of contributors, including Bjorn Hanson, Jon Inge, Randell Smith, John Arabia, David Heath, Chad Crandell, and Jan deRoos, reads like a Who’s Who of hotel industry experts. 

Several of the book’s contributors will lead interactive educational sessions during the “ALIS University” portion of the ALIS conference.  Their topics, based on chapters from the new book, are: 

  • “Indoor Waterparks and Hotels,” David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC, President, Hotel & Leisure Advisors
  • “Franchise/Brand Impact,” Rachel J. Roginsky, ISHC, Principal, Pinnacle Advisory Group and Realty Investments 
  • “New Food and Beverage Paradigms for Hotels,” Bob Puccini, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Puccini Group; and Rick Swig, ISHC, RSBA & Associates
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Hospitality Industry,” Maurice Robinson, CRE, ASA, ISHC, President, Maurice Robinson & Associates LLC; Roger Cline, ISHC, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Roundhill Hospitality; and Dana Dunwoody, ISHC, Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, and Hampton LLP.
New topics covered in this edition of Hotel Investments: Issues and Perspectives include labor productivity management, hotel development costs, lodging industry exit strategies, resort spas, and post-hurricane asset restoration and business recovery. 

Royalties from the book are being donated to a scholarship fund to support the advancement of education in the hospitality industry.  Hotel Investments: Issues and Perspectives is available for $57.95 for AH&LA members and $71.95 for non-members. For more information or to order, call 800-752-4567 or 517-372-8800 (outside the U.S. and Canada, call 407-999-8100) or visit EI’s Web site and shop online at

Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to support AH&LA by becoming the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries both domestically and internationally by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals.


 Elizabeth Johnson
Academic and Allied Marketing Manager

Also See: Educational Institute Offers Customer Service Training with ‘Spirit of Hospitality’ / December 2005
Educational Institute, IACVB Release First-Ever Guide to Destination Management Issues / March 2005

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