Chris Nassetta , President & CEO of Hilton

ATLANTA, January 11, 2019 – The Hunter Hotel Investment Conference announces today that
Chris Nassetta , President & CEO of Hilton will join Mit Shah, CEO of Noble Investment Group, for the 6th Annual Bharat Shah Leadership Speaker Series held at the conference.

Mr. Nassetta and Mr. Shah will take the main stage on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 12:45 pm for this lively and engaging conversation.

“The Hunter team is thrilled to announce that Chris Nassetta of Hilton will join us for this ever-popular event at the conference. The Bharat Shah Leadership Speaker Series continues to provide captivated audiences a uniquely intimate conversation with our industry leaders that is both authentic and deeply moving.” – Lee Hunter, Conference Chair and Chief Operating Officer, Hunter Hotel Advisors.

As a college student, Mr. Nassetta spent his summers working in hotels – cleaning rooms, carrying bags and plunging toilets. Nearly thirty-five years later, he is still working in the same industry. Since taking the helm at Hilton – the second-largest lodging company in the world, with more than 5,500 hotels in 109 countries – more than a decade ago, Nassetta has led Hilton through enormous change and growth in the travel and tourism industry, from the global recession to the rise of the sharing economy.

The Bharat Shah Leadership Speaker Series was established at Georgia State’s Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality, in the Robinson College of Business, by Dr. Bharat Shah, a highly-respected and well-renowned leader and philanthropist.  

An immigrant to the United States, Dr. Shah’s vision for this series was to share the intimate personal stories of our lodging and hospitality icons whose diverse journeys of struggle, failure, perseverance, commitment and faith have emboldened their pursuit of the American Dream. The series has served as an inspiration to all members of the hospitality industry but particularly to our hospitality students, the future leaders of our industry.

Bharat’s son, Mit Shah, is the CEO of Noble Investment Group and over the years, has brought us into the living room for candid conversations with his father, Mark Elliott, President of Hodges, Ward, Elliott, Mark Hoplamazian, CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Tom Baltimore, Chairman and CEO of Park Hotels and Resorts and Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International.


About Hunter Hotel Investment Conference

Hunter Hotel Conference is a real estate and finance conference for hotel investors.  Long recognized as one of the nation’s top hotel conferences, its goal is to provide accurate industry performance and trend information alongside unprecedented networking and educational opportunities.  Entering its 31st year, the annual conference is held in March in Atlanta, GA, and will host more than 1,700 attendees. The conference is presented by Hunter Hotel advisors, the nation’s leading investment advisory firm focused exclusively on the hotel industry. Their seasoned team of investment professionals and offices nationwide consistently provide clients with optimal results in hotel brokerage, financial advisory, and capital markets services of any size or complexity. With 40 years of experience in both full and select-service single assets and portfolios, the firm’s capacity in valuation, economic analysis, and industry relationships have allowed Hunter to consistently maximize value regardless of market conditions.  For additional information, visit,, or contact the Atlanta headquarters at 770-916-0300.

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