Airbnb and its competitors in the “home rental” industry were a frequent topic of discussion at this year’s Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit. Here is an article on panel that included some debate on legal issues between representatives of that industry and the hotel industry.
The Fifth Annual Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit was a great success. The conference drew 272 attendees (mostly attorneys) from throughout the United States and from at least five other countries. Attendees represented over 50 companies in the hospitality industry and over 50 law firms, and included at least 10 industry general counsels and 2Continue Reading
Hats off to my former employer Hilton Worldwide, Inc. on adopting a generous new policy to support employees who adopt children. Read more about it here.
Congratulations to my client Marriott International, Inc. on creating the largest hotel company in the history of the industry, and still looking to grow. http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/roadwarriorvoices/2016/10/04/week-after-merging-starwood-marriott-expands-into-africa/91519616/
Congrats to my client Carlson Rezidor Hotels on debuting its great new brand Radisson Red next to the coolest new stadium in the NFL. http://www.startribune.com/radisson-red-to-debut-in-minneapolis/396094711/
I was privileged to attend this year’s International Luxury Hotel Association Pinnacle Summit with fellow faculty members and students of Georgetown University’s graduate Hospitality Management Program, this week at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, at National Harbor, Maryland. The highlight of the conference for our group was a private meeting with the teamContinue Reading
Thank you to Becky Krystal of the Washington Post for quoting me in her article on the legal relationships between celebrity chefs and their restaurants.
We’ve lined up a fantastic agenda for our fifth annual Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit at Georgetown University Law Center. Among our speakers are 2 CEOs and 7 General Counsels from prominent companies in the hotel and lodging industry, as well as a former Member of the National Labor Relations Board. There have been aContinue Reading
I attended the commencement exercises of Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies last Friday. Congratulations to Taso Sporidis and Jason Toth, the first two of my students to graduate from the program with Masters of Continuing Studies in Hospitality Management.
We held our Fourth Annual Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit at Georgetown University Law Center last October, and the event was an enormous success. Including speakers and Advisory Board members who attended, we had over 250 participants. Our Advisory Board has already begun planning our Fifth Annual Hotel & Lodging Legal Summit, which will takeContinue Reading