Sponsors

Aimbridge Hospitality

The largest independent manager of hotels & resorts in North America and the largest franchisee of Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt brands in the world. We currently manage more than 800 hotels throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean across all chain scales, including boutique properties and resorts.

We are experienced hotel operators and investors and have developed state-of-the-art systems, capitalize on our economies of scale, and realize positive network effects that maximize investment returns for our equity partners. We have been successful in hospitality because of our focus driven core purpose – taking care of people.

Foley Gardere

The Hospitality Industry Team at Foley Gardere 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 Gardere 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 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. Foley 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.

Hodges Ward Elliott

HWE is a leading global real estate advisory and investment banking firm, empowered to deliver exceptional results across a broad spectrum of business lines and product types.

As a privately held company, we are dedicated to cultivating long-term client relationships and take pride in the reputation and track record established over our 44-year history.

HWE’s success is built upon these deep relationships and is predicated on providing our clients with custom-tailored, data-driven, institutional solutions at every stage of the real estate cycle.

While HWE has historically concentrated in the hospitality sector, our future is broader and more diverse, offering outstanding client service across multiple business lines and product types, including our recently established Commercial and Capital Markets platforms.

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.