Yesterday at the NYU Hotel Conference
We're in New Yorkfor the NYU hotel conference, so of course we saw familiar faces. (The sun never sets on DC's hotel empire. Though if you put a sign on the door, the sun will come back later.) We snappedRockville-based Choice Hotels CEO Steve Joycetelling the crowd his firms biggest opportunity is the "conversion" biz, particularly in largely unbranded Central Europe and the UK. Independent hotels are having a hard time competing on distribution channels and are looking for a known name. Its our next big push, he says. Thursday, Steves back in Rockville with Foulger-Pratt principal Clayton Foulger and local/state government officials to cut the ribbon on Choices new international HQ in Rockville Town Square.