Dallas Hotel Conference Featuring panels and presentations from industry leaders
Aimbridge Hospitality Aimbridge Hospitality is the nation’s second largest independent hotel investment and management firm. Aimbridge provides management, asset management, development, renovation and consulting services, and has a proven track record for delivering superior returns for its strategic partners in a variety of markets and economic cycles. Based in Dallas, Texas and with development offices in Chicago and Puerto Rico, Aimbridge currently owns and/or manages over 194 Hotels (over 27,000 rooms) across 29 states and the Caribbean with more than $750 million in annual revenue. Aimbridge affiliations include Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt, IHG, Wyndham, Choice.

Gardere The Hospitality Industry Team at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP provides top-rate legal services to some of the most recognized names in the hospitality industry, including hotel and resort, food and beverage, timeshare exchange, car rental, travel, and entertainment clients worldwide. It also represents lenders, service providers, and advisors to companies in the hospitality industry, as well as operators and investors. The team has handled billions of dollars in acquisitions, dispositions, and financings for hotels and resorts worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean.

Founded in 1909, Gardere is an Am Law 200 firm and one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms. Attorneys in its Austin, Dallas, Houston, and Mexico City offices provide comprehensive litigation and business solutions for leading domestic and international companies, Fortune 500® and private businesses, and individuals. Gardere turns complex challenges into sustainable solutions for clients across a broad spectrum of industries including construction, chemical and refining, energy, finance, hospitality, and retail. Gardere’s clients are leaders in their respective fields, and its attorneys deliver the legal counsel to keep them there.

Alvarez & Marsal Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to activate change and achieve results. Privately-held since 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that delivers performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who draw upon the firm's restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.

Alvarez & Marsal North America, LLC has a global team of experienced hospitality, finance and operations professionals who deliver operational and industry expertise to management and investors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges and maximize the value of their hospitality holdings. Our professionals are adept at listening to our clients’ concerns and aligning with their interests. At A&M we deliver results, not reports, with a range of action-oriented and results-driven services, including Financial Management, Performance Enhancement, Transaction Advisory and Sector Solutions.

Holiday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. As one of the largest and most successful commercial real estate capital intermediaries in the country, HFF incorporates capital markets knowledge with local real estate expertise to successfully complete any type of real estate transaction, regardless of size or complexity. HFF consistently maintains the capital markets relationships critical to accomplishing its clients’ specific needs in today's highly complex and rapidly shifting capital markets environment. With a history of performance spanning more than 30 years, HFF offers the services of more than 850 experienced industry professionals who operate from 23 offices in major and secondary markets throughout the country. HFF together with its affiliate HFFS offer clients a fully integrated platform including debt placement, investment sales, equity placement, advisory services, loan sales, and commercial loan servicing.

HFF and its predecessor companies came together in 1998 and, to date, have closed more than $565 billion in more than 21,100 transactions. HFF's professionals have executed debt and equity transactions for virtually every type of real estate and real estate related asset, including debt placements, equity investments, mergers of real estate companies, and partnership recapitalizations. Transactions range from less than $1 million to over $2.2 billion, with an average transaction size in 2015 of more than $34.6 million.

Speakers' Dinner Sponsor

Active International The global leader in corporate trade, Active International uses its proprietary trading model to create programs that increase market share by bringing new cash business to hotels. With over 30 years of hospitality experience, we have successfully created all cash programs designed to drive market share and revenues into hotel properties. Founded in 1984, Active International is based in New York and has offices in 14 countries.

Reception Sponsor

Omni Hotels & Resorts Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications and was ranked “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains” in the J.D. Power 2015 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM.

Media Sponsor

Lodging Development Group Since 1998, Lodging Development Group has provided clients with informative, actionable intelligence about development and investment activity in the U.S. lodging market.

Lodging Development Report is the industry’s leading source for hotel real estate intelligence, providing facts and insight about early-stage developments and hotel transactions, along with contact information for key decision-makers.

Subscribers to Lodging Development Report and the Lodging Development Database benefit from:

  • Early information and ongoing updates about the most important hotel and resort development projects in the U.S. market;
  • Verified information for most U.S. hotel and resort transactions valued at $5 million and above;
  • Contact information for owners, developers, managers, designers, builders and other project participants.

Drawing upon industry relationships, municipal contacts and numerous other sources, all information in Lodging Development Report and the Lodging Development Database is independently sourced and verified by Lodging Development's in-house research team.
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