AH&LA is the only national organization dedicated to serving the interests of hoteliers on the front line, behind the scenes, and on Capitol Hill. Members are empowered with exclusive bottom line savings, educational resources, and networking opportunities with our expansive network of top-level industry professionals.
Established within the AH&LA the goal of this committee is to provide a forum for owners, operators and corporate leaders in the branded economy and mid-priced limited service hotel segment to discuss common needs, interests and concerns
Established within the AH&LA the goal of this committee is to unify and strengthen the lodging industry by creating a special forum for extended stay lodging operators, franchisors, and owners. To develop special resources, services, and educational opportunities for this rapidly-growing segment of the industry.
Established in 1953, the Educational Institute, one of the finest nonprofit member benefits of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, is the premier source for delivering quality hospitality education, training and professional certification that serves the needs of hospitality schools and industries worldwide.
GHLA is the state’s non-partisan trade association representing the lodging industry. Originally founded in the 1907, its mission is to promote, protect and educate the lodging industry around the state and to ensure positive business growth for its members.
In 1927, the seed was sown for The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University—a School that has launched the careers of thousands of leaders in hospitality and service professions and transformed the landscape of hospitality education. Hailed as the original hospitality business school and ranked among the top hospitality programs in the nation, The School celebrates eight decades of attracting the best and the brightest.
The Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration is the oldest and largest program of its type in the state of Georgia. It is named in honor of the late founder of the Days Inn Hotel Company. His legacy of excellence serves as the foundation upon which the School of Hospitality Administration bases it vision for preparing graduates to be the next generation of hospitality executives.
Collectively ISHC members have experience and expertise in over fifty different areas of specialty in the industry. Specialty areas include appraisals, arbitration, architectural and engineering services, asset management, construction and project management, feasibility, executive search, food service, franchise expertise, legal services, operational reviews, marketing and sales, organizational development, research, training, strategic planning and technology.
Professional Association of Innkeepers International
PAII’s mandate is to provide education, information, networking, advocacy, business opportunities and research relating to the innkeeping industry. The monthly innkeeping newsletter lives on, and is supplemented by the weekly INNfo: newsletter as well as our website and a variety of publications on staffing, marketing, operations, legal issues, zoning, safety, finance, and selling an inn.
The Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) is a professional trade association exclusively dedicated to supporting corporate housing providers around the world. More than 220 companies worldwide currently belong to CHPA. Additionally, there are more than 50 member companies around the globe that offer goods or services to the industry as invaluable partners to the industry’s success.
Hunter Conference Advisory Board
Since 1988, this Conference has brought together influential leaders and timely topics as well as provided a setting for wonderful networking. Considered one of the top four conferences in the industry, these annual conferences come at a time of critical importance to investors.
In the business of serviced apartments since 1981 we here at The Apartment Service are proud of our position as the largest European serviced apartment company with a network of over seven hundred locations worldwide.
The mission of Georgia Women in Lodging (GWIL) is to empower women in the lodging industry into positions of influence through education, networking and mutual support. Women in all positions are encouraged to participate in and begin utilizing this new council to connect with their peers.
Atlanta Hospitality Alliance
AHA was founded in 2009 to provide a forum for networking and professional development activities to Atlanta-area hotel owners, developers, operators, franchisors and professional service providers.
BLLA is an Association created to be the unifying voice of this distinctive, yet extremely fragmented sector, within the hospitality industry. Its goal is to unite the world’s collection of boutique & lifestyle properties and the suppliers that sustain them, offering them the opportunity to successfully compete on a level playing field with major hotel companies, as well as market themselves to meet the ever-increasing demand from discerning boutique-seeking clients.
Highland Group is committed to sustainable operations. Company purchasing policy and practices place a premium on sustainable and recycled products. The company recycles and operates in a paperless environment.
•Research and expert testimony to contest a claim for damages to a hotel from highway reconfiguration
•Feasibility study for a full-service luxury boutique hotel converted from a former utility building
•Feasibility study for a budget boutique hotel in a coastal market
•Feasibility study for a boutique hotel in a college town
•Feasibility study for a luxury high end resort boutique hotel
•Feasibility study for a budget oriented trendy boutique hotel
•Feasibility study for a high end riverfront boutique hotel
•Research and identifying the best markets to develop new extended-stay hotels in the US
•Feasibility study to convert a former hospital into a boutique hotel
•Feasibility study for a boutique hotel as part of a downtown redevelopment project
•Feasibility study for a stylish boutique hotel in a trendy restaurant neighborhood
Mark Skinner was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article entitled; “Long-Stay Hotels Settle In.”
Kim Bardoul was quoted in an Atlanta Business Chronicle article entitled; “Loudermilk seeks boutique hotel in Buckhead Village.”
Kim Bardoul moderated a very interesting panel discussion on outsourcing food and beverage at boutique hotels in Miami. Local celebrity Chef Douglas Rodriguez and boutique hotel developer Tim Dixon have very different opinions on this issue and we had a spirited discussion.
Recent & Upcoming Speaking Engagements
The Wyndham Hotel Group Global Conference – Las Vegas, April 2012
The Boutique Hotel Summit – London, May 2012
MLIS – Chicago, July 17, 2012
ISHC Annual Conference – Atlanta, Sep 2012
The Lifestyle/Boutique Hotels Investor Conference – Miami, October 2012
Atlanta Hotel Investment Conference – Atlanta, March 2013