Why Attend?

Here are a few reasons some of the hoteliers are attending this year.


bertBert van Middendorp
AVP Hotel Operations
Azamara Club Cruises

“I am looking forward attending the ILHA conference to network and update myself about the latest trends in service deliverables, technology and designs”


manpreetManpreet Sidhu
Director of Hospitality Operations

“I believe that constant education in your career is an important key to success. I look forward to the networking opportunities with other ILHA members and getting inspired to achieve better results in my current role.”


trishTrish Kellow
Director of Talent Acquisition
Lifespace Communities

” We are a hospitality organization serving seniors and this is an industry that is going to continue to expand in the next 20 years. As the Director of Talent Acquisition, it is my responsibility to source and attract talent to Lifespace as we are planning to grow by 20% in the next three to five years. I am attending the conference to brand and promote Lifespace in the hospitality industry as well as network with individuals who would have an interest in joining a fun, innovative and trendsetting organization”


brendaBrenda Patterson
White Birch LLC

My husband and I have owned and operated a small luxury inn for a year now, and thought it would be beneficial to network with, and learn from, seasoned veterans of the hospitality industry. We hope to gain knowledge about current and future trends, and we trust the speakers will share valuable insight from their years of experience.


sebastianSebastian Ploss
Director of Bar Concepts
W Hotel Orlando

“I am joining this event as it is extremely important to stay connected within the industry as well as to see and learn what’s new and next”


Hicham Jaddoud

Hicham Jaddoud
Director of Services
Ritz Carlton Hotel Company

“I am attending the ILHA conference to remain up-to-date of the Hospitality news and to network with leaders in the luxury hotel industry to share insights on the latest trends in the luxury hotel, spa and wellness industries.”


jamesJames Drakeford
Luxury Travel Guide

As the Editor-in-Chief for the Luxury Travel Guide (a comprehensive guide looking at the best places to visit across the world for affluent travellers), it is my responsibility to ensure I am up to date with the latest trends and interesting developments throughout the global luxury travel sector.


charlesCharles Patton
SVP – Business Development
Vacaystay Connect LLC

Looking to rent multiple luxury vacation homes in at least 20 destinations, paying for some in advance for a year or two at a time.


jessicaJessica Mousley
VP of Operations
Sentierre Resorts

Sentierre is attending ILHA Fast Forward Luxury Hotel Conference & Hospitality Wellness Expo in September as part of our continuous engagement in enhancing, tuning and developing new wellness experiences for our luxury guest.


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