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Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson to be Keynote Speaker for 25th Annual
Hunter Hotel Conference Occurring March 20-22, 2013

Atlanta, GA. – November 27, 2012 – Event organizers with the Hunter Hotel Conference, one of the nation’s top four hotel investment conferences, announced today that Arne M. Sorenson, president and chief executive officer of Marriott International, Inc. will be the keynote speaker at the 25th annual event.    The conference will be held on March 20 – 22, 2013, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Ga.

“Mr. Sorenson sees the hotel industry from a variety of perspectives, including as a brand builder and innovator,” said Bob Hunter, conference co-chair and CEO of Hunter.  “He will share his viewpoints; especially how they apply to hotel owners as the industry continues to improve.”

Sorenson is a 17-year veteran of Marriott International, a global lodging company with more than 3,700 lodging properties in 74 countries and territories with over $12 billion in revenues in fiscal year 2012.

The three-day Hunter Hotel Conference brings together more than 800 hotel owners, investors, lenders, franchisers and industry leaders to discuss an array of timely hotel real estate and finance topics.   In addition to the keynote speaker, the agenda features speakers and panel discussions by a wide cross-section of the leading industry innovators and thought leaders on topics ranging from lending to franchising.

“This conference is all about education, engagement and building community in our industry,” said Lee Hunter, conference co-chair and COO of Hunter.   “The conference is fortunate to attract the industry’s top players in a setting that allows for easy interaction, which is rated as two of the top reasons people attend our conference.”

In its 25th year, The Hunter Hotel Conference, a national owner’s investment event, attracts hotel owners from across the country.  Proceeds from the Hunter Hotel Conference benefit students of Georgia State University’s Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality.  For information about the program, sponsorship opportunities and on-line registration, please visit the conference website at or contact Nancy Petenbrink, conference director, at 770-916-0300.

Jerry Daly
Daly Gray Public Relations
 (703) 435-6293

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