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.
•Comprehensive research into corporate housing rates in more than 250 US and Canadian markets and submarkets
•Research and expert testimony to contest a claim for damages to a hotel from highway reconfiguration
•Research and identifying the best markets to develop new extended-stay hotels in the US
•Feasibility studies for boutique hotels including: luxury boutique conversions and resorts, a trendy budget oriented hotel, a hotel as part of a downtown redevelopment project, and a stylish boutique hotel in a trendy restaurant neighborhood
•Estimating a hotel’s revenue loss and reduction in market value as a result of highway reconstruction
•Strategic advisory services to a resort CVB regarding the competitiveness of its hotels, condos and rental apartments
•Market and financial analysis for a potential $430m acquisition of a portfolio of 26 hotels
•Research and analysis to identify markets and sub-markets with the best potential to develop 150-200 room premium brand full-service hotels
Mark Skinner has been appointed as a judge for the Serviced Apartment Awards-London, March 2017
Mark Skinner has been asked to serve on the advisory board for the Serviced Apartment Extended Stay Summit-New York City, April 2017.
Kim Bardoul has been appointed to the Advisory Board for the Southeastern Lodging Summit.
The Highland Group released a new data-rich annual report on Lifestyle Hotels, Soft Brand Collections & Boutique Hotels. Order the report at our online store. www.shop.highland-group.net.
The Highland Group released a new extended stay report: The US Extended-Stay Hotel – The Complete History report is now available. The report contains more than 20,000 statistics. Order the report at our online store. www.shop.highland-group.net.
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Kim Bardoul, ISHC to Partner of The Highland Group, Hotel Investment Advisors.
Recent & Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Atlanta Hotel Investment Conference – Atlanta, March 2016
Serviced Apartments & Extended-Stay Summit – New York, April 2016
MyPlace Annual General Meeting – Las Vegas, May 2016
Sonesta Extended-Stay Suites Seminar – Princeton, September 2016
Hunter Hotel Investment Conference – Atlanta, March 2017
Serviced Apartments & Extended-Stay Summit – New York, April 2017
Serviced Apartments & Extended-Stay Summit – London, July 2017
Southern Lodging Summit-Memphis, August 2017
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