DeBoer is widely recognized as the pioneer of the extended stay lodging concept. He designed and built the first Residence Inn all-suite hotel in 1975 and sold the company to Marriott International in 1987. A year later he co-founded Summerfield Suites, which he subsequently sold to Hyatt Hotels. In 1995, he founded Candlewood Suites, purchased by InterContinental Hotels in 2003. DeBoer trailblazed a short-term apartment concept with his founding of Value Place in 2002.
“Jack is a true entrepreneur who saw a void in the lodging industry for business travelers and created a new niche,” said Jim Burba, president of BHN, and chair of ALIS. “Not only was he a pioneer in the area of the extended stay and all-suite hotel concept, but DeBoer is well-known for his extensive community and civic support.”
Additionally, executives and companies responsible for the most influential hotel industry developments in 2013 will be honored during ALIS, includingDevelopment of the Year, Single Asset Transaction of the Year, Merger & Acquisition of the Year, and the Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year. The nomination period will close December 2, 2013. Winners will be announced during the conference.
Co-hosted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the two-and-a-half-day ALIS event features an extensive array of seminars and panels hosted by leading experts and investors discussing important trends and identifying new opportunities. The conference attracts the lodging industry’s leading hotel executives, investors, lenders, developers and professional advisory community. Proceeds from ALIS benefit the educational, research, and training missions of the American Hotel & Lodging Education Foundation (AH&LEF), AH&LA’s nonprofit affiliate. For information on the Foundation, visit www.ahlef.org.
Early registration is $1,800 and ends September 26. Online registration is available via the ALIS Website. For general event information and sponsorship opportunities, contact BHN conference manager Jodi Braverman at [email protected].
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