Venue
Hilton McLean Tysons
Hilton McLean Tysons, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr, McLean, VA, USA

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Event Date Tue Oct 23 EDT (about 3 years ago)
Location Hilton McLean Tysons
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr, McLean, VA, USA
Region Americas
Details

According to JLL, 2018 kicked off the eighth consecutive year of growth for the hospitality industry as occupancy rates continue to rise. But don't get too comfortable, as rising construction costs, continued competition from online marketplaces, such as Airbnb, and the rise of experiential lodging is forcing hoteliers to step up their game and remain competitive in an otherwise demanding market.

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Speakers

2018 Speakers

David Cordish
Chairman, The Cordish Companies

Leslie Hale
CEO, RLJ Lodging Trust

Don Peebles
Founder, Chairman & CEO, The Peebles Corporation

Sid Narang
Chief Development Officer, SBE Entertainment Group

Rajiv Trivedi
EVP & Chief Development Officer, La Quinta

Ken Greene
President, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group

Jonathan Mehlman
CEO, Hospitality Investors Trust

Maki Bara
President, Chartres Lodging Group

David Brillembourg
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Brillembourg Group

Jim Abdo
CEO, Abdo Development

Naveen Kakarla
CEO, Hersha Hospitality Management

Danny Hughes
EVP & President, Americas, Hilton

Rob Palleschi
CEO, G6 Hospitality

Krissy Gathright
EVP & COO, Apple Hospitality REIT

Michael George
CEO, Crescent Hotels & Resorts

Ian Carter
President, Global Development, Architecture, Design & Construction , Hilton

Austin Flajser
President, Carr Companies/WorkReady

Corry Oakes
CEO & Founder, OTO Development

John Rutledge
Founder, President & CEO, Oxford Capital Group, Oxford Hotels & Resorts

Kathleen Flores
EVP, Brands & Innovation , Trump Hotels

Scott Gerber
Principal & CEO, Gerber Group

Asad Kazim
Managing Director, UBS

Gary Sims
EVP & COO, RLH

Jennifer Dakin
SVP & Team Leader, Hospitality Finance Group, Wells Fargo

Rani Gharbié
VP, North America Development, Virgin Hotels

David Bowd
CEO, Salt Hotels

Mari Balestrazzi
VP, Americas Design Services , Hyatt Hotels

Michael Blank
Principal, Woodmont Lodging

Cindy Estis Green
CO-Founder & CEO, Kalibri Labs

Roger Hill II
CEO , The Gettys Group

Jason Fudin
CEO and Co-Founder, WhyHotel

Fran Taloricco
Managing Director, East Coast, Best Western

Simon Hunter
Partner & Chief Innovation Officer, CO OP

Greg O’Stean
Chief Development Officer - North America, Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Dan Thorman
VP, Development, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Dilip Petigara
COO, Access Point Financial

Bob Mannon
VP, Development, LodgeWorks Partners

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors

• HVS
• caesarstone
• Evolution Energy Partners
• SageGlass
• Smart in your world Arent Fox
• goulston&storrs think results
• HAJARI REALTY, INC
• BRIAN J. McCARTHY, INC
• VT VIRGINIA TECH
• PennState School of Hospitality Management
• UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
• POER MARVIN F. POER AND COMAPNY
• HAVTECH
• root
• HITT
• StreetSense
• CO OP
• Savills Studley
• BBGM
• George Town