ALIS kicked off the 2022 hospitality industry convention season this week with heightened optimism for the sector. Several factors are converging this year that are setting the stage for what may be a year of record-breaking transaction activity.
The NYU Investment Conference arrived five months late this year, but it was worth the wait. The event attracted over 1,000 registered participants eager to hear from a stellar lineup of the global industry’s top leaders and influencers, and it kicked off in a bustling Times Square on the same day U.S. airports reopened to fully vaccinated international travelers.
With nearly 2,000 registered, the Lodging Conference brought together members of the hospitality industry to discuss the recovery, challenges, and successes of the industry to date. The highlights of the event from those that attended from HVS are summarized here.
The ALIS Conference came and went this week, bringing Downtown L.A. hotels to life with optimism and hope that normal for the hotel industry is coming in the not-too-distant future. Here are some collective takeaways from our team that was in attendance.
Rod Clough, President – Americas, interviewed Managing Director, Charleston overseeing the Carolinas and Coastal Georgia, on June 10, 2021, to discuss the current Charleston market dynamics and the outlook for recovery.
One thing that stood out at the recent May 2021 Hunter Conference at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis was that people are ready to travel, gather, and attend large-scale conferences again. The Marriott was ready, with attentive staff, well thought-out procedures, and a great experience all around. Kudos to both the Hunter Conference team and the Marriott team. It was a truly flawless event.
Rod Clough, President – Americas, interviewed McKenna Luke, Senior Vice President, Albuquerque and Michael Smithson, Vice President, Phoenix overseeing the Southwest region, on April 8, 2021, to discuss the current Phoenix market dynamics and the outlook for recovery.
Rod Clough, President – Americas, interviewed Tanya Pierson, Senior Managing Director, Minneapolis and Justin Westad, Vice President, Minneapolis overseeing the Upper Midwest region, on March 23, 2021, to discuss the current market dynamics and the outlook for recovery.