Hotels, Companies, and Executives Honored at ALIS

Los Angeles, CA – The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) announced its winners for the prestigious ALIS Awards. Among these finalists are hotels, companies, and executives who are responsible for the most influential hotel industry deals in 2022. The winners were announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, during the main stage morning plenary session at ALIS at the JW Marriott/Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. Nominees for the awards are evaluated based on outstanding business performance in various industry sectors.

1 Hotel and Embassy Suites – Nashville, TN was named Development of the Year (Full Service) 2022 (includes branded and unbranded – luxury and upper upscale chain scales, and casinos). Finalists in this category also included The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad – New York, NY and The Tampa EDITION – Tampa, FL.

citizenM Chicago Downtown – Chicago, IL was named Development of the Year (Select/Limited Service) 2022 (includes branded and unbranded – upscale, upper midscale, midscale, and economy chain scale). Finalists in this category also included Arlo Wynwood – Miami, FL, Radio Hotel – New York, NY, and YOTEL/YOTELPAD Miami – Miami, FL.

Waldorf Astoria Washington DC – Washington, DC was named Single Asset Transaction of the Year (Over US$25M) 2022. Finalists in this category also included Sheraton Boston Hotel – Boston, MA and Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel – New York, NY.

Old Santa Fe Inn – Santa Fe, NM was named Single Transaction of the Year (US$25M & Under) 2022. Finalists in this category also included Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island – Hilton Head Island, SC and Residence Inn Atlanta Buckhead/Lenox Park – Atlanta, GA.

Watermark Lodging Trust acquired by Brookfield Asset Management was named Merger & Acquisition of the Year 2022. Finalists in this category also included the 49% Stake in Noble Investment Group acquired by Host Hotels & Resorts and Radisson Hotel Americas acquired by Choice Hotels International.

Teague Hunter, President & CEO, Hunter Hotel Advisors was named Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year 2022. Finalists in this category also included Larry Kwon, Managing Director, Moelis & Company and Gregory Rumpel, Senior Managing Director, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group.


Produced by Northstar Travel Group, in association with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and The BHN Group, the two-and-a-half-day ALIS event features an extensive array of seminars and panels hosted by leading experts and investors discussing important trends and identifying new opportunities. The conference attracts the lodging industry’s leading hotel executives, investors, lenders, developers, and professional advisory community. Visit the website for more information.


Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, corporate and sports meetings, incentives, hospitality, and travel technology. Northstar is the owner of leading brands serving these travel segments. The company produces more than 100 face-to-face events in 13 countries in retail travel, hospitality, corporate travel, travel technology, sports travel, and the meetings & incentive industry. In addition, Northstar owns Phocuswright, the leading research, and event producer serving the travel technology industry. Northstar Travel Group owns The BHN Group, the leading producer of hotel investment conferences. Northstar is also the majority shareholder in Inntopia, the leading SaaS e-commerce software business serving the mountain destination, golf, activities, and hospitality markets. Based in Rutherford, NJ, the company has offices in the U.S., UK, Singapore, and China. Northstar Travel Group is owned by funds managed by EagleTree Capital.

Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 8 million jobs the U.S. lodging industry supports, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, bed and breakfasts, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for the industry.

The BHN Group is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With over three decades of experience, more than 160 events completed to-date, and in excess of 110,000 international delegates, these conferences attract industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business, and to learn about the latest trends. The current slate of events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; ALIS Law in Los Angeles; ALIS Summer Update; Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Singapore; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; and HICAP Australia New Zealand (HICAP ANZ) in Sydney.

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