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Nominations Open for 5th Annual ISHC’s Lori Raleigh Award for Emerging Excellence in Hospitality Consulting

ISHC | May 20, 2019

Atlanta, GA (May 20, 2019): The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) today announced that nominations are being accepted for the fifth annual Lori Raleigh Award for Emerging Excellence in Hospitality Consulting. Launched in 2015 in honor of Lori Raleigh, founder of the Travers Group and executive director of ISHC 2000-2013, the award honors young, successful industry professionals with leadership qualities and a perceived bright future in hospitality consulting. "The Lori Raleigh Award for Emerging Excellence in Hospitality Consulting provides an opportunity to recognize young professionals, who demonstrate early care...

Founder of Extended-Stay, Jack DeBoer, Honored With ISHC Pioneer Award at ALIS

ISHC | February 25, 2019

Los Angeles (21 February 2019): The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) in partnership with the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) recognized Jack DeBoer, the founder of extended-stay, with the prestigious Pioneer Award. Andrea Belfanti, Executive Director of ISHC, commented, "Jack DeBoer is extremely deserving of this award and ISHC is honored to be able to give it to him. As the pioneer of the extended-stay concept over 40 years ago, his vision has forever changed the landscape of the hospitality industry. Today the extended-stay segment is even more relevant to our industry than ever before and continues to...

Emily Wilson Receives 4th Annual ISHC Lori Raleigh Award for Emerging Excellence in Hospitality Consulting

ISHC | October 18, 2018

MIAMI, October 18, 2018: The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) announced Emily Wilson as the recipient of the fourth annual Lori Raleigh Award for Emerging Excellence in Hospitality Consulting. Wilson was honored at the ISHC annual conference, held this year in Miami Beach, Fla. The guest of honor received a complimentary registration and travel allowance to attend the three-day event, including access to global hospitality experts featured throughout the conference program and exclusive ISHC member networking events. Wilson also was awarded a complimentary one-year Associate Membership to the ISHC to further profe...

While ‘Celebrating the Past and Charting the Future’ Don’t Overlook Event Technologies as a CapEx Investment

Jeff Loether | October 10, 2018

By Jeff Loether This week in Miami, the International Society of Hospitality Consultants is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Three decades ago, this association was founded by 19 members; today it's a society of 229 members in 29 countries. The theme of the 30th Anniversary event is is "Celebrating the Past, Charting the Future." As someone who has worked in the event technology field for nearly 40 years (from concept through design, to construction, commissioning, and operations), I have spent my career consulting with hoteliers and conference center operators to better manage their AV technologies. This year's Annual Conference theme...

ISHC WorldView: Compensation and Career Advancement Are the Keys to Attracting Employees

ISHC WorldView | July 17, 2018

What does the hospitality industry need to attract future employees to properly compete in the workplace? 43% of ISHC members surveyed see better compensation (i.e. higher salaries and performance-based pay) as a key to improving our industry's employment outlook, followed by 30% touting career advancement as critical according to the ISHC WorldView study. Benefits, Flexibility, Training, and Recruitment were also noted as key factors. ISHC's Aurora Dawn Reinke, Founder of Astrapto LLC, weighed in, "A spectrum of dignity and equality matters to future generations - from living wages and benefits for the lowest line staff to opportunity...

Nominations Open for Fourth Annual International Society of Hopsitality Consultants’ Lori Raleigh Award for Emerging Excellence in Hospitality Consu

ISHC | June 12, 2018

Atlanta, GA (June 12, 2018): The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) today announced that nominations are being accepted for the fourth annual Lori Raleigh Award for Emerging Excellence in Hospitality Consulting. Launched in 2015 in honor of Lori Raleigh, founder of the Travers Group and executive director of ISHC 2000-2013, the award honors young, successful industry professionals with leadership qualities and a perceived bright future in hospitality consulting. "The Lori Raleigh Award for Emerging Excellence in Hospitality Consulting provides an opportunity to recognize young professionals, who demonstrate early ca...

ISHC Worldview: Sharing Economy and the Appeal of Timeshare

ISHC WorldView | June 7, 2018

7 June 2018 ISHC WorldView revealed that 69% of members surveyed believe the appeal of timeshare is diminishing. With Airbnb.com now allowing hotel listings through 3rd party distribution platforms, it's clear the sharing economy hasn't stopped evolving to increase their piece of the pie. What does the sharing economy have that timeshare doesn't? Insights from ISHC members revolve around two common themes: flexibility and unique experiences. ISHC's Tim Peck, Chairman of OBM International Limited commented, "The sharing economy allows far more flexibility in being able to have your home away from home." "Why would a consumer want to lock...

ISHC to Honor Wing T. Chao With the Pioneer Award at ALIS

ISHC | October 31, 2017

Los Angeles (31 October 2017): The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), in partnership with the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), is proud to present Wing T. Chao with the 2018 Pioneer Award, an award established in 1996 to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution, achievement and or improvement in the hospitality industry. Chao is an internationally renowned master planner, architect and developer. He is currently working on numerous multi-billion dollar integrated resorts, theme parks, hotels, retail, entertainment, commercial, convention and exhibition projects. Chao began his caree...


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