Hospitality in photo form

Jim Burba (left), president of BHN (Burba Hotel Network) and ALIS chair, poses for a photo with ALIS Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Thomas J. Corcoran Jr., chairman of the board and co-founder of FelCor Lodging Trust, after receiving his award.

Award recipient of the Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year 2016, Amish Barot, managing director/head of Americas, REGAL, Deutsche Bank

Representing the Single Asset Transaction of the Year 2016 winner, LondonHouse Chicago, is John W. Rutledge (left), founder, president and CEO, Oxford Capital Group LLC/Oxford Hotels and Resorts LLC, and Theodor Kubak, senior investment manager, Union Investment Real Estate.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Andrea L. Belfanti, executive director, ISHC (International Society of Hospitality Professionals); ISHC 2017 Pioneer Award recipient Ian Schrager, chairman and CEO, Ian Schrager Company; and David M. Neff, chair, ISHC

Hotel Business set up studio at the JW Marriott LA Live to interview industry professionals on camera. Above, Stefani C. O’Connor, executive news editor, Hotel Business, chats with Sonnenblick-Eichner Company; left, she talks with Scott Berman, PwC. Make sure to check out all ALIS videos at

LEFT TO RIGHT: David Downing, executive director of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater; Geoff Ballotti, president & CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group; Dr. Kiran Patel (fourth from left, flanked by family members), owner, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach; Steve Holmes, chairman & CEO, Wyndham Worldwide; and George Cretekos, Mayor of Clearwater celebrate the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach in Florida.

The Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino opened in Las Vegas at the end of 2016. Billed as the first of its kind in Sin City to offer an authentic Asian gaming, dining and lifestyle experience, it is also the first new-build hotel and casino property in six years. The ceremony included traditional Chinese dragons and a firecracker display.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Kurt Furlong, Midas Hospitality; J.T. Norville, Midas Hospitality; Wendell Mueller, The Bank of Missouri; David Robert, Midas Hospitality; Mayor Steven Burch, City of Sikeston; John Thompson, The Bank of Missouri; Mackenzie Scherer, Regional Chamber of Commerce; and Jim Heinz, MC Hotel Construction gather for a groundbreaking last month of the 92-room Hampton Inn in Sikeston, MO.

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