Hotel News: Luxury Hotel Association Pinnacle Summit

Hotel News: Luxury Hotel Association Pinnacle Summit

The ILHA will be hosting their annual Pinnacle Summit 25 – 27 September 2016 at the Gaylord Resort and Conference Center in Washington D.C.

John Vanderslice, Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide will be the keynote speaker on Monday, talking about Passion Points: What Matters Most to Today’s Luxury Traveler followed by Joe Diaz, Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder of Afar Media, whose session explores travel in a time of uncertainty where customers are concerned about potential danger. Joe will discuss ways in which hoteliers can help its guests FEAR LESS and LIVE MORE.

Shane Green, of SGEi and Resort Rescue fame and Mathew Evins, CEO & Chairman of Evins Communications will MC the event and also present topical sessions on current megatrends affecting the luxury hospitality industry.

See the full agenda here, and find out what Faith Popcorn, Xavier Mufraggi, CEO Club Med N. America & Caribbean, Steve DeLuca, SVP/Publisher Departures & Centurion, Carina Svensen, Global Brand Director, Quorvus Collection, Allison Sitch, VP Global PR, Ritz Carlton and other luxury hotel experts have to say.

Arianna Huffington will be closing the conference with a keynote session on How Sleep Can Ignite Performance, followed by a book signing and networking power lunch.

Register for the conference today at and get actionable insights and proven strategies from industry experts and thought leaders to grow your business and advance your career.

About the ILHA

The International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA) is the preeminent organization unifying, promoting and advancing the luxury hospitality industry. It is a registered non-profit trade association with headquarters in Palm Beach, FL. The ILHA is the largest community globally connecting hotel and travel professionals. Through its membership and subscribers, it reaches 260,000 people in more than 90 countries. The ILHA provides its members with the valuable resources and insights to ensure they stay competitive in the luxury hospitality industry.

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