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Kathryn Kucharski Marketing Manager Shawmut Design and Construction

Kathryn Kucharski
Hotel construction in the NYC-Metro region is booming with 15,700 rooms coming online in the next two years and occupancy rates at an all-time high. How long will the boom to continue or has the market peaked?

[expand title=”Continue reading…”] What major shifts in the sector are being driven by millennials? How do you incorporate the right amenity mix and design aesthetic to attract your target demographic? The larger hotel brands are creating new sub-brands catered to the younger guest, both in the full-service and select-service segments. New branded and boutique hotels alike are delivering hotel design that is more modern, lux, and space efficient than ever before. Our panel of seasoned hospitality experts includes: Bernard Schwartz, co-founder of APICII, a food and beverage development and management company works with lifestyle and luxury hotel companies. David C. Attardi, Regional Vice President of Lodging Development, for Red Lion Hotels Corporation, leads franchise growth throughout the eastern half of the United States. Matthew Livian, is Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President of The Sydell Group, a New York based owner, developer and operator of lifestyle oriented hotels in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC, Chicago and London. Adam Cassidy, is Vice President of Business Development for Hampshire Hotels, a firm that manages luxury and lifestyle hotel brands in New York, Miami, and internationally. Christopher Baxter, Senior Vice President of Hospitality at Lightstone, is responsible for supervising hospitality development from the initial due diligence to a successful hotel opening. Will Obeid is the founder and principal of Arcade Capital LLC, a developer, owner, and operator of hospitality assets. Join us at CUNY Graduate Center on Wednesday, June 17th from 8 – 10 AM. Visit the SMPS-NY website to register: [/expand]