Sponsors

Aimbridge Hospitality

Aimbridge Hospitality is a leading, global hospitality company offering best-in-class hotel management services across a broad spectrum of franchised branded full service, select service, luxury hotels, destination resorts, convention centers and lifestyle hotels. Aimbridge’s premium portfolio represents approximately 1,500 properties in 49 states and 20 countries, inclusive of pipeline. With the most robust brand diversity in the industry, Aimbridge and its affiliates represent 84 lodging brands, in addition to more than 82 independent boutique/lifestyle hotels in the portfolio. As the world’s largest third-party operator, Aimbridge is dedicated to its mission to leverage its scale to add value for owners and opportunities for associates better than any hospitality operator. Aligned with a concentrated focus, agility and expertise for each vertical, Aimbridge drives market success for hotels and optimizes investment returns for owners. Aimbridge Hospitality’s global headquarters is based in Plano, Texas, with additional corporate offices in Atlanta, Calgary, Fargo, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. Evolution Hospitality, Aimbridge’s Lifestyle Division, is based in San Clemente, Calif. Aimbridge’s International Division, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, has supporting offices across Europe in Amsterdam, Birmingham, Glasgow and Moscow. The company’s division in Mexico, Group Hotelero Prisma, has offices in Monterrey and Mexico City.  For more information on Aimbridge Hospitality, please visit www.aimbridgehospitality.com

Foley & Lardner LLP

The Hospitality Industry Team at Foley 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.

Foley is an Am Law 100 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. Foley turns complex challenges into sustainable solutions for clients across a broad spectrum of industries including construction, chemical and refining, energy, finance, hospitality, and retail. Foley’s clients are leaders in their respective fields, and its attorneys deliver the legal counsel to keep them there.

Ankura

Ankura is a global firm of experts and advisors uniquely built to tackle each challenge or need, by effectively combining the right expertise into solutions, services, and results. They don’t just talk about bringing the best together; they do it. Ankura find the meaning in the work because what they do matters. They have built a global team of subject matter experts and seasoned advisors with hard-earned industry knowledge, primed for this very moment, and for the future, given the disruptions and rapid pace of change that defines the business environment.

Where industries, disciplines, technologies, and trends intersect and when transformational moments and events overlap – Ankura is there. They spring into action, putting their world-class expertise to work – developing and executing creative, end-to-end solutions, and providing the expertise and skills our clients need at critical moments. Integrating seamlessly across our firm, they bring every applicable resource to each challenge – supercharging their ability to protect, create, and recover value for their clients. By analyzing data and trends, navigating events, and delivering expert support, they provide a strategic anchor for their clients when they need it the most. Their multidisciplinary expertise comes together with efficiency and speed, allowing them to generate solutions in real-time.

Eastdil Secured is the largest independent commercial real estate investment bank in the world, by volume, with nearly $3 trillion in completed transactions over the past 15 years. We uniquely combine commercial real estate and capital markets expertise to provide clients with advisory services and investment strategies for all major markets, transaction types, and asset classes. As a privately held firm with significant employee investment, we thrive on our intelligence-driven team, state-of-the-art technology, and collaboration across more than 21 offices on 3 continents. Our collective experience, expertise, and resources provides us with the ability to successfully execute the world’s most impactful transactions in the capital markets.

With a dedicated hospitality team possessing expertise across the entire capital markets spectrum, we offer the most comprehensive commercial real estate and lodging investment banking platform in the industry. As a discreet and trusted advisor, we have completed over $340 billion in hospitality transaction activity since 2006.