Americas Lodging Investment Summit

2013 ALIS Award Winners Announced

Most Noteworthy Hotel Investment Deals and Executives Honored

AHLA At the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) awards luncheon, executives and companies responsible for the most influential hotel industry deals in 2013 were honored with prestigious ALIS awards. Nominees are considered for the awards based on outstanding business performance in various industry sectors and determined by ALIS sponsors and delegates. This year’s winners included:

Logo - Americas Lodging Investment SummitDevelopment of the Year 2013

- The 378-room Courtyard and 261-room Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Central Park in New York, NY, were developed by Harry Gross and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts.

Single Asset Transaction of the Year 2013

- A joint venture between Rockpoint Group and Ohana Real Estate sold the 354-room Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, CA, to Pacific Hospitality Group for $185 million.

Merger & Acquisition of the Year 2013

- BRE Select Hotels Corporation, an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII, acquired Apple REIT Six for $1.2 billion.

Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year 2013

- Jacques E. Brand, CEO of North America, Deutsche Bank.

Jack DeBoer, chairman, Value Place, was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

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

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