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Northwest Hotel Investment Forum

Northwest Hotel Investment Forum Announces “Brand CEO Interview: David Kong” for its Fall 2016 Meeting


Seattle, WA (August 18, 2016) – The Northwest Hotel Investment Forum (NHIF) announced today that its centerpiece program for its October 27, 2016, meeting will be “Brand CEO Interview:  David Kong.”

Since 2004, Kong has served as President and CEO of Best Western International, whose portfolio includes over 4,000 hotels in over 100 countries, with annual hotel revenue of over $7 billion.  Kong is known, both within his company and throughout the lodging industry, for his insightful, strategic, and compassionate leadership.  Kong’s interview will cover a wide range of topics on the minds of hotel owners, brands, management companies, and investors.

Kong will be interviewed by Irvin Sandman of Sandman Savrann, a national law firm devoted to the hospitality industry.

The meeting’s program will also include presentations on hotel performance, forecasts, and investments by Alison Hoyt (Director, STR) and Mark Lukens (Managing Director, LW Hospitality Advisors).  

NHIF is an invitation-only, semi-annual forum for principals and executives of hotel owners, brands, management companies, developers, investors, and lenders.  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.  It has the support of the industry’s major hotel brands, who serve as NHIF’s Brand Sponsors.

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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