Adam Zarczynski | March 31, 2023
By Adam Zarczynski, CHIA H&LA’s Adam Zarczynski attended the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference in Atlanta in March. Here are some key highlights from the conference: Optimism could be found, although many leaders cautioned the industry is still facing significant challenges. While hotels continue to achieve strong KPI’s in many markets, inflation and high interest rates have slowed down the construction pipeline in recent months. Additionally, hotel sales activity has also been impacted as sellers continue to search for strong returns and buyers are looking to acquire assets at lower prices due to the issues with financing. O...
Stephanie Smith | March 30, 2023
By Stephanie Smith Our team at Cogwheel Marketing attended the 2023 annual Hunter Hotel Investment Conference for a consecutive year and we wanted to be sure to share with our network the 10 Key Takeaways we extracted after packing in 3 days of education, collaboration and relationship building with hotel industry experts. The Hunter Hotel Investment Conference welcomed attendees to Atlanta in March 2023. The revenue strategy panel included: Isaac Collazo (Moderator) of STR Alex Cisneros of Red Roof Inn Casi Johnson of M3 Kate Burda of Kate Burda and Company Sarah Williams of Intermountain Hotels 10 Key Takeaways...
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Rod Clough | January 30, 2023
By Rod Clough Another ALIS is in the books, and a busy one at that, with nearly 3,000 in attendance. If you weren’t one of those lucky thousands, here are our takeaways. I had the pleasure of moderating the panel “Leadership - Accountability in a Changing World” on Tuesday morning with Geoff Ballotti, President & CEO, Wyndham; George Limbert, President, Red Roof; Mark Laport, President, Concord Hospitality Enterprises; and Michael George, President & CEO, Crescent Hotels & Resorts. We had a great conversation and agreed that keeping an exceptional leadership team in place that embraces environmental, diversity,...
David J. Sangree | June 21, 2022
David Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC had the opportunity to attend the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference on June 6-7 at the New York Marriott Marquis. The following are some key highlights from the conference. ADR growth: The growth in ADR in 2022 has exceeded everyone’s projections for the industry. The actual ADR is above 2019 levels for the U.S. for the past 10 months although the inflation-adjusted ADR is just getting back to 2019 levels since March 2022. In some markets, such as the Florida Keys or northern New England, ADR growth has been well above the nation. Other urban and commercial-oriented markets have se...
David Eisen | July 1, 2019
By David Eisen If you’re like me, then you live for the next hospitality industry conference. Am I right? A chance to catch up with friends, pontificate on the health of the space, pound coffee with reckless abandon, chow down on conference chicken, and stay out way too late carousing so that you look like an extra from “Night of the Living Dead” on the morning of the second conference day. Yeah, it’s the best! In our industry, you could throw a ball blindfolded and hit a conference on practically any day of the week. Still, one of the more eagerly anticipated is the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference h...
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