Hotel CEOs share their insights and expectations for the industry in 2024, covering topics such as inflation, economy, capital markets, demand segments, international travel, leadership styles and work-life balance. They express optimism for the recovery of travel, but also acknowledge the challenges and uncertainties that lie ahead.
The Lodging Conference kicked off on with the opening session of “Deals, Development, M&A” with the Top Hotel Development executives echoing the sentiment that we are now in the ‘Golden Age of Travel while diving into the current development conditions and the increased importance of brand families. The economic outlook by economist Bernie Baumohl points to growth in the second half of 2024..
Julienne Smith, the chief development officer for Americas at IHG Hotels & Resorts, received the Peggy Berg Castell Award from the AHLA Foundation for her leadership and commitment to diversity and inclusion in the hospitality industry including creating programs that support women and underrepresented groups in hotel ownership and development.
Top Hotel CEO’s discuss Labor Shortages and Opportunities in the Hospitality Industry
Key bottlenecks or challenges in the current project management process, and steps to address them effectively. Ensure effective communication and collaboration between different teams and owners throughout the project’s lifecycle.Estimating project timelines and resource allocation. Adapt to changes and uncertainties during the project execution.
The 28th Annual Lodging Conference in Phoenix attracted a record number of attendees who discussed the economic outlook, the challenges and opportunities for the hotel industry, and the achievements of women leaders.
Top Industry Leaders and Hotel Operators Come together in Record Attendance in a fun and relaxed atmosphere where deals can be made and relationships can be forged.
Hoteliers at The Lodging Conference discussed how to cope with the labor shortage and connect with younger generations while also expressing their optimism for the recovery of the industry.