The most influential executives in the hotel industry came together for America’s Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles to honor the companies responsible for the most influential hotel industry deals of 2015. Nominees were considered based on business performance in a variety of industry sectors and determined by ALIS sponsors.
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Here are this year’s winners:
Development (Full Service) of the Year 2015:
1 Hotel South Beach, Miami, FL
The 426-room resort was developed with a partnership between Starwood Capital Group’s Barry Sternlicht and LeFrak’s Richard LeFrak. The hotel is managed by SH Group.
Development (Select/Limited Service) of the Year 2015
Aloft South Beach, Miami Beach, FL
The 235-room Aloft South Beach was developed by JMH Development and Madden Real Estate Ventures and is managed by Highgate.
Single Asset Transaction of the Year 2015:
Waldorf Astoria New York – New York, NY
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC acquired Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group LLC for US$430 million.
Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year 2015: Gilda Perez-Alvarado, Managing Director, JLL Hotels & Hospitality
Development (Full Service) of the Year 2015: Mark Keiser, Chief Development Officer, SH Group
Single Asset Transaction of the Year 2015: Philip Yee, Managing Director, Anbang Insurance Group; John R. Karver, SVP, CBRE Hotels.
Development (Select/Limited Service) of the Year 2015: Mitchell Hochberg, Managing Principal, Madden Real Estate
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