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Northwest Hotel Investment Forum

Northwest Hotel Investment Forum Announces “Boutique Hotels” Panel for its Fall 2015 Meeting


Seattle, WA (September 15, 2015) – The Northwest Hotel Investment Forum (NHIF) today announced its centerpiece program for its October 29, 2015, meeting will be “Boutique Hotels.”  Three highly-experienced and recognized hotel executives from prominent boutique hotel companies will discuss currents, changes, and prospects in the dynamic boutique hotel segment.

The panelists are James Alderman (Chief Development Officer, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants), David Kuperberg (Chief Development Officer, Début Hotel Group), and Russell Urban (Executive Vice President, Destination Hotels).  The panel will be moderated by Irvin Sandman of Sandman Savrann, a national law firm devoted to the hospitality industry.  Mark Lukens of LW Hospitality Advisors will also participate in the meeting’s program.

NHIF is an invitation-only, semi-annual forum for executives and principals of hotel investors, owners, lenders, developers, and management companies.  Its purposes are to provide a select-group setting for high-level industry discussions and to help spur hotel acquisitions, development, investment partnerships, and growth.

NHIF’s fall meeting will take place at the Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle, Washington.  Qualified hotel executives and principals interested in an invitation to the meeting may email

Irvin W. Sandman, 206-686-0802,

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