Alis award winners announced

Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2016

unnamed (1)At the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) awards luncheon today, executives and companies responsible for the most influential hotel industry deals in 2015 were honored with prestigious ALIS awards. Nominees are considered for the awards based on outstanding business performance in various industry sectors and determined by ALIS sponsors and delegates. This year’s winners include:


Development (Full Service) of the Year 2015

· 1 Hotel South Beach – Miami, FL

The 426-room 1 Hotel South Beach was developed in a joint partnership with Starwood Capital Group’s Barry Sternlicht and LeFrak’s Richard LeFrak and is managed by SH Group.
Development (Select/Limited Service) of the Year 2015

Note: Select/Limited Service includes branded and unbranded – upscale, upper midscale, midscale, and economy chain scales.

· Aloft South Beach – Miami Beach, FL

The 235-room Aloft South Beach was developed by JMH Development and Madden Real Estate Ventures and is managed by Highgate.
Single Asset Transaction of the Year 2015

· Waldorf Astoria New York – New York, NY

Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd. acquired the Waldorf Astoria New York from Hilton Worldwide and Blackstone for US$1.95 billion.
Merger & Acquisition of the Year 2015

· InterContinental Hotels Group PLC / Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group LLC

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC acquired Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group LLC for US$430 million.

Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year 2015

· Gilda Perez-Alvarado, Managing Director, JLL Hotels & Hospitality
JP Ford chaired the ALIS Development of the Year committee, John R. Karver chaired the ALIS Single Asset Transaction of the Year committee, Jackson Hsieh chaired the ALIS Merger & Acquisition of the Year committee and Thomas J. Corcoran chaired the ALIS Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year committee.

Hasmukh P. (H.P.) Rama, chairman of the board and CEO of JHM Hotels, was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), January 25-27, 2016, in Los Angeles. This prominent award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the hospitality industry over his or her lifetime through their actions, deeds, and great accomplishments.


Co-hosted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and Burba Hotel Network (BHN), 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. Proceeds from ALIS benefit the educational, research, and training missions of the American Hotel & Lodging Education Foundation (AH&LEF), AH&LA’s nonprofit affiliate.



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