Digital Summit

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Wed Jun 2 PDT - Thu Jun 3 PDT (5 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Wed Jun 2 9:00am - Thu Jun 3 5:15pm
Location Digital Summit
Region All

Through a two day conference, you will be engulfed into the world of Boutique Hotel Investment. Educational elements of this conference will be focused on: real estate, investment, financing, forecasts and more. There will be an exclusive platform where all participants will be able to engage and connect with fellow professionals. There will be moments that spark revolutionary ideas and the ground work for the future will take place.

Who Attends.
• Boutique Hotels
Founders, Owners, C-Suite Executives, Operation and Management Executives, Managers, Sales and Marketing Directors, Portfolio Managers & Investors, Revenue Managers and Decision Makers.
• Suppliers & Vendors
Boutique-specialized vendors and suppliers including designers, architects, technology providers, F&B providers, marketing agencies, insurance firms, FF&E suppliers, advisors and others.
• Investment Institutions and Decision Makers
Boutique-specialized Investors, Developers, Banks, Lenders in Distressed Assets, Financial Institutions and Real Estate Companies.
• Interested Players
Travel advisors, boutique experiential business founders and owners (fitness, art, retail, etc), the new generation of our industry (students) and emerging new hoteliers.

Why Attend.
• Gain Insights
Learn key investment insider information on the Boutique Hospitality Sector including data, case studies, discussions that answer: how to stay competitive, how to buy/build/sell a hotel & how to grow/adapt/keep your hotel thriving.
• Engage
Be a part of a fully interactive exclusive, digital experience including competitions, trade show halls, Q&A platforms, B2B appointment sessions, customized profiles, virtual speed dating, exclusive data and more.
• Congregate
Make strategic interactions with like-minded professionals through private messaging, town hall meetings, activity feeds, user generated content and more.
• Grow
Expand your personal and company brand awareness. Through gaining insights, engaging and congregating, you will be able to grow as an authentic boutique hospitality professional.


2021 Speakers


Andrew Zobler
Founder & CEO, Sydell Group

Gilda Perez-Alvarado
Global CEO, JLL Hotels & Hospitality

Nicholas Clayton
CEO, Capella Hotel Group

Ian Schrager
Founder, Ian Schrager Company


Avi Brosh
Founder/CEO, Palisociety

Allie Hope
Chief Development Officer, Virgin Hotels

Brad Bloom
Managing Director, Citi

Benjamin Habbel
CEO, Aethos Hotels

Richard Bosworth
General Partner & CEO, JC Hospitality

Jennifer Barnwell
President, Curator Hotel Collection

David Wolfe
Managing Partner, Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C.

Glyn Aeppel
Founder, President & CEO, Glencove Capital

Michael Fuerstman
Co-Founder & Creative Director, Pendry Hotels

Lance Helfert
Principal, Montecito Venture Partners

Walter Isenberg
President & CEO, Sage Hospitality Group

Warren de Haan
Managing Partner, ACORE Capital

Miriam Wheeler
Partner & Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

John Caparella
President, Evolution Hospitality

Rachel Moniz
Chief Operating Officer, HEI Hotels & Resorts

Richard Arnold
Chief Development Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection

Hilda Delgado
Chief Financial Officer, Viceroy Hotel Group

Eric Jafari
Chief Development Officer, Edyn Group

Kevin Davis
Senior Managing Director, JLL

Rani Gharbie
Head of Acquisitions & Development, The Pod Hotels

Dan Daley
COO, Relevant Group

Tom Fisher
Chief Investment Officer, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Jay Stein
CEO, Dream Hotel Group

Matt Livian
Managing Director, Prospect Ridge

Mark Keiser
Chief Development Officer, SH Hotels & Resorts

Omar Palacios
COO, CFO & Partner, Geolo Capital

Damon Lawrence
Co-Founder & Creative Director, Homage Hospitality

Brian De Lowe
President & Co-Founder, Proper Hospitality

Lera Covington
Dual Master of Real Estate & Master of Regional Planning Candidate, Cornell University

Luis Gallotti
Co-Founder / Co-CEO, Amek Group

Michael Kitchen
Partner, Aparium Hotel Group

Jason Altberger
Chief Investment Officer, Sage Hospitality Group

Jorgan von Stiening
President, Palisociety

David Bowd
Co-Founder & CEO, Salt Hotels

Rami Zeidan
Founder & CEO, Life House

Phil Hospod
Founder & CEO, Dovetail + Co

Samantha Ahuja
Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Ray Martz
EVP & Chief Financial Officer, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Tom Dillon
Founder & CEO, APICII

Kaysilyn Lawson
Chief Operating Officer, Marcus Samuelsson Group

Christopher Kosonen
Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

Todd Birnbaum
Partner, FOC

Neil Locke
Principal, Neil Locke & Associates

Tracy Prigmore
Founder, She Has a Deal

Jack Westergom
Founder & Managing Director, Manhattan Hospitality Advisors

Robin Staten
Founder/CEO, Tiny Urban Escapes

Joe Long
Managing Partner, KHP Capital Partners

Moniqua Lane
Owner, The Downtown Clifton Hotel

Ari Heckman
Co-Founder & CEO, ASH NYC

Robert Blood
Founder & President, Lark Hotels


Graham Hastedt
CEO, YinYang Resorts

David Kessler
Founder & CEO, Sandstone Partners LLC

Don Pickens
Founder, Casa Cupula

Pamala Baldwin
Co-Founder, YinYang Resorts


Jagruti Panwala
President & CEO, Wealth Protection Strategies

Jeffrey Brown
National Practice Leader, Hospitality & Gaming Valuation Group, Cushman & Wakefield

Frances Kiradjian
Founder & CEO, BLLA and Co-Founder, StayBoutique

Ariela Kiradjian
Partner & COO, BLLA and Co-Founder, StayBoutique

Jonathan Falik
CEO, JF Capital Advisors

Andrew Sealy
Ambassador, Alo Yoga

Ryan Andrews
Managing Partner & Chief Financial Officer, Hiatus Homes

Ryan Bukstein
Brand Marketing Consultant, Hiatus Homes

Jody Pennette
Founder & CEO, cb5 Hospitality Group

Carolyn Kremins
President, Skift

Tea Ros
Managing Director, Strategic Hotel Consulting

Amy Jakubowski
Director of Interior Design, LEO A DALY

Andrea Foster
Senior Vice President of Development, Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Davonne Reaves
President, The Vonne Group

Natasha Drisdelle
CEO & Co-Founder, Lord & Liberty Hotels

Kim Kessler
Founder, KIPR Global

Nile Tuzun
Founder & Chief Creative Storyteller, Studio Nilebrand

Taylor Lister
Business Insurance Broker, Marsh & McLennan Agency

Shafi Syed
Global Head of Hotel Development & Acquisitions, Equinox Hotels

Dan Lesser
President & CEO, LW Hospitality Advisors

Evan Weiss
Chief Operating Officer, Principal, LW Hospitality Advisors

Jim Butler
Partner, Chairman of the Global Hospitality Group, JMBM

Romy Bhojwani
Senior VP, Hospitality, Brookfield Asset Management

Christine Magrann
COO, Makeready

Ronit Copeland
Founder & CEO, Copeland Hospitality

Daniel Peek
President, Hotel Group, Hodges Ward Elliott

Sarah Robbins
COO, 21c Museum Hotels

Kevin Rohani
Head of Development, Lifestyle Hotels, North & Central America, Accor

David Rochefort
President, Graduate Hotels

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Parnters

• Lutron
• Greenberg Traurig
• C2C Designs

• Marsh & McLennan Agency

• StayBoutique
• The Lodging Conference
• Global Hospitality Group
• The Company Dime
• Boutique Money Group
• Hotel Business Magazine
• Today's Hotelier
• Hotel Online
• Boutique Design
• eHotelier
• Hospitality Net
• Hotel Management
• Hotel News Now