Top Hotel/Hospitality Conferences & Networking Events of 2015

If you haven’t thought about or registered for any hospitality conferences in 2015, we highly recommend doing so.  Having been involved in the hospitality industry for over 20 years, we understand there are thousands of hotel conferences and networking events every year, thus determining which ones to attend can often be a challenge.  As an executive of hospitality business, your time is extremely valuable, so we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 hotel/hospitality conferences of 2015 that are aimed specifically at hotel executives, presidents and owners like yourself, to save you time and help you find the most relevant conferences so you can ensure your hotels continued success.  For a complete list of all 2015 hotel/hospitality conferences visit,


Top Hotel/Hospitality Conferences of 2015


1)  Social Media & Mobile Strategies For Travel 2015

March 23-25, 2015, San Francisco, CA

The Social Media & Mobile Strategies for Travel is North America’s #1 forum for leaders in the hotel industry to share innovative social media and mobile strategies that combine data and engage the connected traveler.  Keynote speakers include executives from both the hotel/hospitality and marketing/social media industries, including Virign Hotels, MGM Resorts International™, Facebook®, Lonely Planet™, Expedia®, Vail Resorts® and more.

Registration Information:

Silver Pass – $1,795

Gold Pass – $1,995 (access to networking parties and conference content)

Gold Plus Pass – $2,095 (access to 3 years worth of conference content & 1-month subscription to EyeforTravel’s 2015 reports)

Diamond Pass – $2,995 (12-month subscription to EyeforTravel’s 2015 reports and more)


2)  27th Annual Hunter Hotel Conference

March 25-27, 2015, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA

If you’re a hotel owner, hotel executive, or hotel investor then this is the conference you’ll want to attend.  As a real estate and finance conference, The Hunter Hotel Investment Conference is one of the top four hotel investment conferences in the nation designed specifically for hotel owners.  It offers numerous opportunities for attendees to network and develop new relationships with not only lodging leaders but also dealmakers.  Keynote speakers include executives from some of the industry’s largest and most well known hotels and hospitality businesses, such as Marriott International®, Expedia®, Hilton®, Carlson Hotels Worldwide™, InterContinental Hotels Group®, Choice Hotels International®, Best Western International®, Hyatt Hotels Corporation®, and more.

Registration Information:

Hotel Owners – $1,195

All Others – $1,495


3)  AH&LA Legislative Action Summit

April 14-15, 2015, Ronald Regan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, DC

The AH& LA Legislative Action Summit is one of the most “effective ways to voice the strength of the lodging industry to key policymakers in Washington, and in recent years we have seen direct and impressive results from our visits to Capitol Hill.”  The Legislative Action Summit brings together thousands of hotel owners, executives, managers, presidents, and CEO’s to show congress why the lodging, hotel and hospitality industry is so vital.

Registration Information:

AH&LA Members – $185

Non-AH&LA Members – $385

AH&LA/AH&LEF Board of Directors Members – $95


4)  CHRIS (Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit)

April 27-28, 2015, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Miami, Miami, FL

The Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) is the Caribbean’s most well-known and noteworthy hotel investment conference in the world.  CHRIS focuses on bringing together owners, executives and investors within the hotel and tourism investment community to network and build relationships through various group discussions and roundtables.  CHRIS’s keynote speakers include executives and business leaders from some of the world’s largest hotels and hospitality businesses, including Hyatt Hotels Corporation®, Hilton Worldwide®, Aimbridge Hospitality™, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group™, Best Western International®, Sandals Resorts®, and many more.

Registration Information:

Registration – $1,400

Early Registration (before April 27, 2015) – $1,195

CHRIS & HOLA* Early Registration (before April 27, 2015) – $1,995

*HOLA = Hotel Opportunities Latin America Investment Conference (April 28-30, 2015)


5)  Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference

May 4-6, 2015, Sheraton LAX, Los Angeles, CA

Meet The Money®, The National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference is tailored to hotel executives and hotel owners and designed to help you [as a hotel owner/executive] to meet the right people, and add value to your deals.  Prior to the conference there is a Resort Development Workshop that where industry experts will explore mixed-use and shared ownership across a variety of disciplines, and focus on the business models and opportunities for hotel owners, executives, and investors.  Keynote speakers include CEO’s and executives from Hyatt Hotels Corporation®, Hampshire Hotels & Resorts, Red Lion Hotels Corporation®, Hilton Worldwide™, and more.

Registration Information:

Registration – $950

Early registration (before February 28, 2015) – $850


6)  NYU National Hospitality Industry Investment Conference

May 31 – June 2, 2015, New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY

Hosted by New York University’s School of Professional Studies, the National Hospitality Industry Investment Conference is aimed hospitality business owners, directors, and managers, as well as attorneys, investors, and architects. The Conference offers the perfect opportunity for hospitality executives to network not only with other owners but also with other individuals that touch the hospitality industry.  Whether you’re simply looking to network with other hospitality executives or for a new opportunity, you won’t be disappointed at NYU’s National Hospitality Industry Investment Conference.

Registration Information:

Before March 31, 2015 – $1,975

After April 1, 2015 – $2,075


7)  HSMAI Revenue Optimization Conference

June 15, 2015, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX

If you are responsible for leading revenue optimizing and pricing for a brand, hotel, resort, etc. this event is a must.  The HSMAI’s Revenue Optimization Conference brings together more than 500 key stakeholders to address today’s most critical trends that affect revenue management in hotels.

Registration Information:

ROC Early Registration (before June 1, 2015)

Hotel/Associate* Member           $495

Hotel/Associate Non-member    $695

Partner/Supplier** Member       $595

Partner/Supplier Non-Member  $795


ROC Regular Registration (after June 1, 2015)

Hotel/Associate* Member           $595

Hotel/Associate Non-member    $795

Partner/Supplier** Member       $695

Partner/supplier Non-Member  $895

**Volume discounts available**


8)  HITEC (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference)

June 15-18, 2015, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX

Presented by HFTP, HITEC (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference) is the largest hospitality technology exposition and brings together brightest minds and hottest technology from more than 300 companies worldwide.

Registration Information:

Full Conference – $625 Member / $775 Non-Member

Exhibit Only – $200 Member / $250 Non-Member (access to the exhibit hall Tuesday – Thursday ONLY)

New Member Conference Bundle – $900 (includes full conference access & an HFTP membership as a $100 discount)


9)  The Lodging Conference

October 6-9, 2015, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ

The Lodging Conference is more than just a conference, it’s a “THINK TANK, where everyone has to opportunity to join the conversation, discuss issues and solve problems.”  85% of those who attend the conference are president’s and CEO’s or run their own company brand.  The Lodging conference brings together the hotel industry’s most influential CEO’s, presidents and owners to strategize about operations, development, management and financing.

Registration Information:

$2,095 – includes general conference sessions, Think Tanks, 3 gourmet meals a day, cocktails, access to all networking events, one-on-one speed-meetings, presentation materials, and list of all attendees.


10)  FTP (Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals) Annual Convention & Tradeshow

October 21-24, 2015, Bellevue, WA

The Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals Annual Conference allows HFTP members insider knowledge on finance and technology trends within the hospitality industry.  It’s a offers a great opportunity for hospitality business owners and executives the chance to network and build relationships.

Registration Information:

HFTP Members $650

Nonmembers $850


If you’re in the market for a new hotel executive job opportunity or looking for a hotel executive to take charge of your existing, or newly acquired hotel business, JDI can help, give us a call 480-719-7215.  Did we miss any key 2015 hospitality conferences? What are the hospitality events on your radar? Tell us below!