HSMAI | October 21, 2020
The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) Americas is now accepting nominations for its Lifetime Achievement and Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization honors. HSMAI will recognize honorees during the HSMAI Adrian Awards Dinner in conjunction with the HSMAI Marketing Strategy Conference and other HSMAI Marketing Week events in 2021. Nominations are open until December 1, 2020. HSMAI Lifetime Achievement Awards HSMAI’s Albert E. Koehl Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Marketing and Winthrop W. Grice Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Public Relations recognize hos...
Leland Pillsbury | September 8, 2017
By Leland Pillsbury The U.S. hotel industry's ongoing run of monthly RevPAR increases and its recent record occupancy levels are obscuring a more unsettling trend, one that many hotel groups will be unable to overcome quickly when the hot streak ends and a downturn finally comes to lodging. Robust occupancy, especially in the major destination markets, does not fit with the slowdown in RevPAR growth and anemic ADR growth in the industry. Something is going wrong with hotels' pricing power, and hospitality companies are blaming several things, from increasing supply outpacing demand, to difficulties with online travel agencies and the ef...
Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society Announces Sponsors for Its Gala Awards Reception Honoring Leland Pillsbury, Ray Schultz April 20th in State Coll
PSHRS | April 17, 2017
New York – April 17, 2017 —The Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society (PSHRS) is proud to announce a distinguished group of sponsors honoring hotel industry legends and innovators Leland Pillsbury and Ray Schultz at a gala reception at the historic Nittany Lion Inn on April 20, 2017. The award and events commemorate the Penn State University School of Hospitality Management's 80th year of service and leadership in the hospitality industry. It coincides with a day of thought leadership activities at the School, and the University's 2017 Blue-White Weekend and football game. Lee Pillsbury will receive the society's Hospital...
Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society to Honor Leland Pillsbury, Ray Schultz at April 20th Gala Reception in State College
PSHRS | February 7, 2017
Industry Icons to Receive Prestigious Hospitality Industry Executive of the Year Award and Lifetime Achievement Award, Discuss Industry Innovation and Leadership as Alumni and Guests Converge for Blue-White Weekend at Penn State New York – February 7, 2017 —Commemorating its 80th year of service and leadership in the hospitality industry, the Penn State University School of Hospitality Management's alumni group, the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society (PSHRS) will honor hotel industry legends and innovators Leland Pillsbury and Ray Schultz at a gala reception at the historic Nittany Lion Inn on April 20, 2017. The awar...
Thayer Ventures Announces Leland Pillsbury as Managing Director, Launches Its Third Fund Targeting Innovation in Travel Technology
Thayer Ventures | January 11, 2017
San Francisco, January 11, 2017 – Thayer Ventures, the only venture capital firm focused specifically on innovation in travel technology, announced the appointment of Leland "Lee" Pillsbury as Managing Director, and launched its third investment fund, targeted to raise $100 million to invest in disruptive companies in the $10 trillion global travel and hospitality industry. Pillsbury is co-founder and co-chairman of Thayer Lodging Group, a Brookfield Company; founder of the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at the Cornell School of Hospitality Administration; Chairman of the Board of Interstate Hotels and founde...
ADARA | January 27, 2016
A Leading Voice for Innovation and a Travel Industry Influencer, Pillsbury Joins ADARA at a Defining Moment in the Company's Growth MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, January 27, 2016 – ADARA, the global travel data platform, announces the appointment of Leland "Lee" Pillsbury to the company's Board of Directors. As co-founder and co-chairman of Thayer Lodging Group, a Brookfield Company, founder of the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at the Cornell School of Hospitality Administration, a senior advisor at Thayer Ventures (an early-stage investor in ADARA), Chairman of the Board of Interstate Hotels and founder of doz...
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