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South Florida Hospitality and Tourism Summit

Developing and Designing Hotels For The Next Generation

Event Ended On: Thursday November 7 2019

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Events Speakers and Panels

Keynote Address

Dan Lesser
Keynote

Dan Lesser

CEO, LW Hospitality Advisors

Developing and Designing Hotels for the Next Generation

Sandra Cardona
Cadillac Hotel and Beach Club, Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

Sandra Cardona

VP, Development & Capital Planning, Hersha Hospitality Trust
Jon Cardello

Jon Cardello

Partner, CUBE 3

How the Brand is Shaping the Hospitality Industry

Michael Schwartz
Amara at Paraiso, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, Harry's Pizzeria

Michael Schwartz

Founder, The Genuine Hospitality Group
Jared Galbut
Mondrian Hotel, Shelborne South Beach, Bodega, Gale South Beach/Fort Lauderdale

Jared Galbut

Co-Founder & Managing Principal, Menin Hospitality
Diana Farmer-Gonzalez

Diana Farmer-Gonzalez

Principal & Co-Managing Director, Gensler
Joe Ferst
Moderator

Joe Ferst

Director, Hotwire

Financing and Investing in Hospitality

Carlos Rodriguez
Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach, Home 2/Tru by Hilton

Carlos Rodriguez

COO, Driftwood Acquisitions & Development
Carmine Zayoun
Conrad Fort Lauderdale

Carmine Zayoun

Vice President, Heafey Group
Christian Charre
Moderator

Christian Charre

, CBRE

Agenda

Time Activity
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee, Breakfast & Networking
9:00 AM
9:15 AM
Keynote Address
9:15 AM
9:55 AM
Developing and Designing Hotels for the Next Generation
Driving Revenue Beyond The Room
9:55 AM
10:35 AM
How the Brand is Shaping the Hospitality Industry
The Art of Storytelling and Creating Memorable Experiences
10:35 AM
11:15 AM
Financing and Investing in Hospitality
11:15 AM
11:45 AM
More Networking & Deal Making

Venue/Parking

InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131

Ballroom and Floor: Brickell - Lobby Level

Parking Information: $18 per vehicle for the day of the event - does not apply to overnight parking

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Event Summary

Want to know the future of the hospitality industry in South Florida? So do we. While we may not have a crystal ball that can tell us the future of this asset class, our all-star panelists can give us some intimate insight.

Miami is a top five U.S. hotel market with occupancy forecasted to remain above 77%, according to CBRE. Art Basel, Miami Music Week, boat shows, Swim Week and

Miami Beach Polo are just a few of the many annual events that

lure in visitors.



Miami currently has 51 hotel properties with a total of 7,919 rooms either in the final planning stages or under construction. 800 of those keys are part of the new Miami Beach Convention Center hotel, a 17-story project, which won final design approval in early July 2019.

Much of this lodging pipeline is in Greater Downtown Miami,

thanks to a boom in residential development and major mixed-use projects

like Miami Worldcenter, Brightline's MiamiCentral and Design District coming online. As the hospitality industry, particularly low-cost hotels, finds creative ways to compete with Airbnb, hotel-condo projects like

Newgard Development's Natiivo have incorporated short term rental flexibility into their projects.

Other

consumer trends have also influenced the hospitality space. Vacationers now rely heavily on user reviews and social media when choosing destinations, while business travelers still prefer large hotel chains that allow them to collect points and maintain a sense of familiarity. Younger generations are more spontaneous.

Hotels have become adept at differentiating themselves through branding, rewards and storytelling.

While room revenues have been rising overall and observers believe the trend will continue, some say construction is outpacing tourism growth in parts of the city. Will this hurt profits? 16.5 million overnight visitors came to Miami last year,

spending over

$18 billion while here. This number is expected to grow in 2020.



Join us as we gather the top

hoteliers as we

deep dive into top hospitality trends,

construction and design, major projects and how the big dogs stay competitive.

Questions? Suggestions? We want to know who and what you want to hear about. Please email Katya, our Southeast event producer, at katya@bisnow.com.

  1. Creating memorable experiences is the key ingredient to achieving long-term success in the hospitality industry. How are brands differentiating themselves?
  2. Will RevPAR continue to rise despite lower occupancy rates?
  3. How much more of the hotel market can home-sharing businesses like Airbnb absorb? How will low-cost hotels compete with these providers?
  4. What major lifestyle and boutique brands are entering the hospitality space? What effect will they have on traditional players?
  5. With a record numbers of 16 million visitors coming to Miami in 2018, what are municipalities and key local players doing to continue to attract tourists here?