PREVIOUS EVENTS

2009 Winter Alston & Byrd (First AHA Event)Program:  The Hotel Industry, What to Expect in 2010Speaker: Mark Woodward, PKF
2010 Spring Hotel Palomar, MidtownProgram: The Challenges of Developing a Boutique HotelSpeakers: Butch Ross, Jim Anhut, Tim Dick
2010 Summer Lowe’s Midtown AtlantaProgram: A Vision for Hospitality in Midtown AtlantaSpeaker: Steve Baile, Daniel Corporation
2010 Fall Marriott Gateway Hotel, AirportProgram: Public Private Partnerships, How it Worked for the Marriott Gateway Speakers: Jim Stormont, Grove Street, Gil Garrison, SRSSA
2010 Winter Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Program: A Downtown Hospitality, Food and Beverage Success Story for Atlanta Speakers: David Marvin, Legacy Hotel Group, Representatives from the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
2011 Spring Twelve Centennial Park, Downtown Program: Financing Hospitality Projects, What’s Happening? Speakers: Jim Borders, Novare Group, Moderator: W. Michael Murphy
2011 Summer Georgian Terrace, Midtown Program: Hotel Renovations Speakers: General Manager, Developer and Interior Designer
2011 Fall InterContinental, Buckhead Program: The IHG Pipeline and Future Direction in North America Speakers: David Mei, IHG
2011 Winter Georgia State, Rialto Downtown Program: GSU Scholarship Announcement/The Hotel Industry, What to Expect in 2012 Speakers: Mark Woodward, PKF and Jan Freitag, STR
2012 Spring Ritz-Carlton, Downtown Program: The Atlanta Airport and What it Means to Atlanta Speakers: Czech Consul General, George Novak, Atlanta Airport General Manager, Louis Miller
2012 Summer Courtyard Marriott, Decatur Program: An Evening with Mitt Shah Speakers: Mitt Shah, Noble Investment Group
2012 Fall InterContinental Hotel, Buckhead Program: The Importance of “Service” to the Hospitality Industry Speaker: Horst Schultze, Capella Hotel Group
2012 Winter Hyatt, Downtown Program: The Hotel Industry, What to Expect in 2013 Speakers: Hyatt General Manager, Review of Recent Renovations, Mark Woodward, PKF Jan Freitag, STR
2013 Spring Mandarin Oriental, Buckhead Program: The Buckhead Mansion and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Story Speakers: Terry Stinson, MOHG, Comments by Robert Lowe, General Manager
2013 Summer Hyatt House, Atlanta/Cobb Galleria Program: A Discussion about the Extended Stay Market Speakers: Brett Lasher, Hyatt and Peggy Berg, The Highland Group
2013 Fall Le Meridien, Dunwoody Program: The Le Meridien Perimeter, a perspective from the Owner, Brand and Manager Speakers: Jim Merkel, Rockbridge Capital, Arik Kono, Starwood and Paul Wischermann, Wischermann Partners.
2014 Summer Westin Buckhead Program: Successful Renovations: Experience from the Top Speakers: David McDonald, Lend Lease, David Burman, First Finish, Kevin Richards, Legacy Hotel Partners, Moderator: Jim Anhut, IHG
2014 Fall Hyatt Villa Christina Program: The Art of the Deal Speakers: David Marvin, Legacy Properties, Robert Cole, HVMG and Kevin Richards, Legacy Properties
2014 Winter InterContinental, Buckhead Program: A Wrap Up of the 2014 Hospitality Industry Speakers: Jan Freitag, STR
2015 Spring Ventanas, Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Program: The Art and Significance of Food & Beverage Sponsor: Legacy Properties; David Marvin and Brian Bullock, presentations include: Bourbon Distillers: Four Roses, Jefferson Ocean and Buffalo Trace, Local Craft Beer Brewers: Sweetwater and Terrapin, Moonshine Crafter: Troy and Sons, Meat Producers: White Oak and Gum Creek, Vegetable Farmers: Moonbeam Farms, Serenbe Farms, Tucker Farms and Georgians Finest Organics, Charcuterie and Cheese Manufacturers: Manyfold Farm and Atlanta Fresh Farm, Dessert Specialist: Highroad
2015 Summer The Artmore Hotel, Midtown Program: An insight into Boutique Hotels Speakers: Keith Space, BHM, also presentations by representatives from: Ellis Hotel, Glenn Hotel, Hotel Indigo and the W Downtown, Students from SCAD shared their insight into Hospitality Design
2015 Fall Westin Perimeter North Program: Financing for the Hospitality industry Speakers: Michael Medzigian, Watermark Capital Partners, LLC, Bill Reynolds, MCS Capital, LLC, Greg Marcus, The Marcus Corporation, Moderator: W. Michael Murphy
2015 Winter Sheraton Suites Galleria Program: The Wrap Up Speakers: Jan Freitag, STR, Mark Woodworth, PKF
2016 Spring

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown – John Portman and the Development of the Indigo in Downtown Atlanta, John Portman will be honored with a lifetime achievement award, Charles Pinkham, VP Development Portman Holdings, Rob Halverson,  Vice President/Senior Project Manager, John Portman & Associates, Richard Jones, HVMG, SVP & COO

2016 Summer Twelve Hotel – Atlantic Station – The State of the Industry Panelist:  Astute Group of Hospitality Professionals, Aditya Bhoopathy – Principal and Executive Vice President Noble Investment Group, Andrew J Pace, Sr. Vice President – Strand Development, Lee Hunter, COO – Hunter Hotel Advisors, Michael E. Brophy, Senior Vice President, Partner – HVS Asheville, Atlanta, Charleston Consulting & Valuation
2016 Fall Crowne Plaza Atlanta – Midtown, Moderator:  David Mei, Vice President Owner & Franchise Services, The Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)Panelists:Bill DeForrest, President & CEO, Spire HospitalityChad Cooley, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, AWH Partners, Joel Eisemann, Chief Development Officer, The Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
2016 Winter Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta Galleria: Mark Woodworth- CBRE Hotels | Americas Research: Year in Review, Jamie Lane- CBRE Hotels | Americas ResearchA Talk on Air BnB, Hosted by Encore Hospitality, LLC