The NHIF Fall 2018 Meeting
The Northwest Hotel Investment Forum is a place where:
- Stakeholders learn about trends affecting hotel investment, ownership and development.
- Equity, debt, management, brands, and developers find each other.
- Stakeholders learn about opportunities in the region and elsewhere.
- Investors, owners and developers who are new to hotels make industry connections.
THE NHIF FALL 2018 MEETING
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 4:00-7:30 pm (Pre-Function at 3:00-4:00 pm)
The Hilton Bellevue
300 112th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98004
3:45-4:00 pm – Registration and Check-in
4:00-4:55 pm – Opening Networking Reception
Refreshments and light appetizers
Reconnect with regional and national industry colleagues. Learn from each other about deal opportunities and projects in the pipeline. Whether you’re equity, debt, brand, management, development, or ownership, build the relationships that will help you achieve your objectives.
5:00-6:30 pm – Presentation and Panel Discussion
Short Program—Transactions and Operations Performance. This presentation will provide current information and data on hotel transactions and performance.
Hannah Smith, Consultant—Consulting and Analytics Division, STR (Broomfield, CO). Hannah provides custom data solutions to clients using STR’s extensive database, with projects ranging from comp set selection and optimization to customized dashboards in Excel or Tableau software. STR is the industry’s unparalleled information gatherer and supplier, providing global data benchmarking, analytics, and marketplace insights. www.strglobal.com
Mark Lukens, Managing Director, LWHA (Seattle, Washington). Mark has over 25 years of experience in hospitality real estate and holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. LWHA provides advisory, valuation, feasibility, investment counseling, asset management, and transactional services focused exclusively on hotels, resorts, gaming properties, and conference center assets worldwide. www.lwhospitalityadvisors.com
Centerpiece Program: The Evolution of Wellness in Hospitality. “Wellness” is increasingly surfacing wherever we turn. What does “Wellness” mean and how is it changing? What does it mean for hotels, resorts, and new developments? What innovations are coming? What is the ROI? Find out from our exceptional panel how Wellness is evolving, impacting the hotel industry, and changing our vision of the industry’s future.
Alfredo Carvajal, President—Delos and Signature Programs, Delos (New York, NY). As President of Delos International and Signature Programs, Alfredo is responsible for Delos’ signature overlay programs, bringing wellness solutions to the hospitality and residential sectors, as well as expanding Delos’ businesses globally. Alfredo has more than 22 years of experience in domestic and international hospitality and wellness/spa operations, brand development and strategic planning, having held leadership positions at WTS International, Universal Companies, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, The Walt Disney Company, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, and Canyon Ranch Health Resorts. Delos creates spaces that actively contribute to human health, performance and well-being by marrying the best innovations in technology, health, science, design and enterprise. Among other programs, Delos’s Stay WellTM program brings wellness to hotel rooms, outfitting them with features designed to enhance the quality of air, light and water and to promote better sleep, comfort, mental acuity, nutrition and overall health. Stay Well seamlessly integrates with partner hotel brands to create a distinguishing guest experience. www.delos.com.
Lynn Curry, President and Co-Owner, RLA Resources for Leisure Assets (Sonoma, CA). Lynn provides advisory and asset management services, assisting clients with concept planning and project management of wellbeing hospitality® assets, including spa and fitness developments. A hospitality industry veteran of over 30 years, Lynn has built her spa consulting career by providing financial feasibility, design development, creative direction, and pre-opening consulting services to owners and asset managers of wellbeing hospitality assets, including upscale and luxury hotels, resorts, and casinos. Her career projects include iconic properties such as Montage Laguna, Island Spa Catalina, The Ritz-Carlton Spas of Bachelor Gulch, Dove Mountain and Laguna Beach, the Four Seasons Spas of Westlake Village, Dubai, Vail and Punta Mita, and current properties of the same caliber in development. RLA’s international team of industry experts work closely with global clients to develop and deliver unique welling concepts, management solutions and direct appropriate facility size and correct guest and operational components that drive ROI. www.resourcesforleisureassets.com
Adam Glickman, Principal, Parallax Hospitality (Atlanta, GA). As the principal of Parallax, Adam brings hospitality brand concepts to life, creating premium, distinctive and wellness-forward brands and independent hotel concepts. Adam has over 20 years in the hospitality industry, during which he has held leadership positions with InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott, Regent, HVS, and Hilton Worldwide. During his time at IHG, Adam championed the brand creation and launch of EVEN Hotels, which he presented to NHIF in the “Hotel Brands for Millennials” panel, November 2014. Parallax is a brand strategy and wellness design firm that “creates kick-ass concepts that resonate with guests to monetize wellness, drive revenue and stand out among the competition.” www.parallaxhospitality.com
Thomas Klein, President and Chief Operating Officer, Canyon Ranch (Tucson, AZ). Tom directs all operational aspects of the company businesses, overseeing operations of all brand extensions of Canyon Ranch. He is responsible for overall fiscal operating and planning, managing owner relations, and providing strategic input on new development opportunities. With more than 30 years in the hospitality industry, he has held positions with Hyatt Hotels, Ritz Carlton, Hayman Island Resort, and Fairmont Raffles. Canyon Ranch is a recognized leader in healthy living and luxury spa vacations. The company has been in the forefront of expanding the concept of a health resort by introducing a comprehensive professional approach, with a staff that includes registered dieticians, board-certified physicians, exercise physiologists, licensed therapists and other highly skilled, caring staff in order to provide guests with every possible resource. Canyon Ranch’s portfolio includes the renowned Canyon Ranch wellness resorts in Tucson and Lenox, the spa operations (the world’s largest) annexed between the Venetian and Palazzo hotels in Las Vegas, and the spa operations on 22 cruise ships on cruise lines, including Cunard, Celebrity and Norwegian Cruise Lines. www.canyonranch.com
Irvin Sandman, Attorney – Counselor, Sandman Savrann PLLC (Seattle, WA).
Sandman Savrann is a national law firm devoted exclusively to providing comprehensive legal counsel to the hospitality industry. Irvin has served as lead counsel for hotel clients in thousands of hotel matters and transactions regionally, nationally and internationally, including hotel developments, acquisitions and dispositions, financial and entity structuring, management and franchise agreements, operational matters, and dispute resolution. He is the 2008 recipient of the Anthony Marshall Award for lasting contributions to hospitality law, a past president of the Hospitality Industry Bar Association, and editor-in-chief of the Washington State Hospitality Law Manual, Third Edition. www.sandmansavrann.com
6:30-7:30 pm – Post-Presentation Networking and Cocktail Reception
Cocktails and appetizers
Pick up your discussions and connections from earlier in the evening. Meet those still on your list. Make plans for follow-up meetings or visits to northwest sites, hotels, or markets.
7:30 pm – Adjournment
REGISTRATION AND NHIF MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION:
Registration is open only to Members of NHIF and to NHIF’s invited guests. Early registration (through Friday, September 28, 2018) is $70; later registration is $85. Early registration is recommended. Hotel developers, owners, investors, management companies, brands, lenders, and deal makers who are interested in an invitation can contact Irvin Sandman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NHIF STEERING MEMBERS:
Irvin W. Sandman, SANDMAN SAVRANN PLLC ~ Mark Lukens, LWHA
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