May 16, 2022

NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality Will Host the 44th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference On-Site at the New York Marriott Marquis, June 5-7, 2022

Eric L. Adams, Mayor of New York City, Will Be the Featured Guest Speaker

Prominent Executives from Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott, Among Others, Will Serve as Panelists and Presenters

NEW YORK, May 16, 2022  Renowned hospitality industry and business leaders and influencers from around the globe will convene once again at the 44th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, hosted by the NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality on-site at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, June 5-7, 2022. New York City Mayor Eric L. Adams will be the keynote luncheon speaker on June 6.

The premier hospitality finance and development forum of its kind, the Conference features presentations by global hotel CEOs, owners, developers, investors, lenders, analysts, and other innovators on current issues and trends in the industry. The event raises funds for student scholarships and educational programs at the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, which has educated the next generation of industry leaders for more than 25 years.

Conference Highlights

Nicolas Graf, PhD, Jonathan M. Tisch Chaired Professor and associate dean of the NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, will welcome Conference attendees. Jonathan M. Tisch, who serves as Conference chair, will open the Conference by delivering remarks on the state of the industry and by providing a preview of the content to come.

On Monday, June 6, at 9:05 a.m., “The CEOs Check-In: A View from the Top” will feature the leading hospitality executives who will discuss the evolving investment landscape and the changing consumer base, as well as how the competition is pressing them to focus their brands and differentiate their companies. Sara Eisen, anchor, “Closing Bell,” CNBC, will moderate a discussion with Keith Barr, chief executive officer, IHG Hotels & Resorts; Sébastien M. Bazin, chairman and chief executive officer, Accor; Anthony Capuano, chief executive officer, Marriott International; Mark S. Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; and Christopher J. Nassetta, president and chief executive officer, Hilton.

Also, on Monday, June 6, at 2:05 p.m., Eric L. Adams, Mayor of New York City, will address the Conference.

On Tuesday, June 7, at 9:20 a.m., “The Leaders Check-In Part Two: Consolidation, Scale, and the Structure of the Hospitality Industry,” moderated by Jeanelle Johnson, principal and lead client partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), will feature a discussion with Geoff Ballotti, president and chief executive officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts; Larry Cuculic, president and chief executive officer, Best Western Hotels & Resorts; Kevin J. Jacobs, chief financial officer and president, Global Development, Hilton; Stephanie Linnartz, president, Marriott International; Elie Maalouf, chief executive officer, Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts; and Patrick Pacious, president and chief executive officer, Choice Hotels International.

The Conference organizers include: Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels & Co. and co-chairman of the board of Loews Corporation, who is the Conference chair; Jeffrey Stewart, founder and president, Walnut Hill Advisors, who serves as the Conference vice chair; Nicolas Graf, PhD, Jonathan M. Tisch Chaired Professor and associate dean, NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, who serves as the Conference host; Lynn Minnaert, PhD, academic chair, clinical associate professor, NYU School of Professional Studies, Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, who serves as the Conference co-host; and Dorothy A. Jennings, executive vice president, HVS, the Conference coordinator.



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Under NYU’s COVID-19 protocols, guests will need to show proof of vaccination when entering the Marriott Marquis event space. Visitors must show a valid government-issued photo ID. All visitors must show proof of being up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccination, which includes the booster when eligible, with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine. Please be aware that the University’s mask policy remains in effect for all indoor gatherings.

If you have any questions, please contact (212) 992-9100.

COVID-19 Risk Exposure Disclaimer
All attendees who register and attend the 44th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference voluntarily understand, acknowledge, and assume the potential risks related to possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus. All guests agree to abide by the relevant health and safety guidelines issued by New York University and the venue.

All plans may be subject to change pending any health guidelines issued by the federal, state, or city governments, the venues, or the university.

About the NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality
The NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, now celebrating more than 25 years of academic excellence, is a leading center for the study of hospitality, travel, and tourism. Founded in 1995, the Tisch Center was established in response to the growing need for hospitality and tourism undergraduate and graduate education. Its cutting-edge curricula attract bright, motivated students who seek to become leaders in their fields.

Through its undergraduate degree in hotel and tourism management, its graduate degrees in hospitality industry studies, tourism management, and event management; a plethora of Professional Pathways programs; and its world-renowned hospitality investment conference, students gain the knowledge and the skill sets that enable them to manage change, to communicate, to thrive in complex work environments, and to advance the businesses of hospitality, travel, and tourism. The Tisch Center recently launched the Hospitality Innovation Hub (HI Hub), which will foster entrepreneurship and creative solutions for the industries it serves. The state-of-the-art facilities offer students, start-ups, established industry partners, and investors opportunities to learn, discover, innovate, and invest.

For more information about the NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, visit

The NYU School of Professional Studies – Celebrating More Than 87 Years of Excellence in Applied Professional Education
For more than 87 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 22 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and degree completion students, four associate degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.

NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; financial planning; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; executive marketing and strategic communications, integrated marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 39,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world. To learn more about NYU SPS visit:

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