Join us for another fun-filled HLAGH Members Mixer as we celebrate the grand opening of one of our newest additions to the Energy Corridor. The Extended Stay Home2 Suites By Hilton offers modern suites with WIFI, a living area and complimentary breakfast. Located in the Energy Corridor area near several oil and gas companies, shopping and a variety of restaurants. Come and network with some of the brightest minds in the hospitality industry. Grab a few hospitality colleagues and see what we are all about. Hors d’ oeuvre and cocktails will be provided by The Home2 Suites.
Expedia is the leading online travel site that connects travelers of all types with travel suppliers ranging from hotels, car rental companies to airlines. Through their online travel websites such as hotels.com, hotwire.com and expedia.com. Expedia mines its travel search data to spot the significant trends that impact the hospitality industry. Join us as Iannelli Dyer South Texas Area Manager for Expedia addresses the HLAGH Membership.
Join Area hotel general managers and key hospitality industry leaders during this unique tournament featuring world class food on the course!
9:00 am Registration / Driving Range Opens
10:00 am Shotgun Start / Four Man Scramble
3:00 pm Awards and Reception
Proceeds benefit the HLAGH endowed scholarship fund at Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management & HLAGH program services.
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Houston exudes a cosmopolitan and down-home vibe. The Style-savvy residents of country’s fourth largest city and third-largest county know that there’s no place quite like Houston. With More than 2.2 million residents, the city attracts visitors and transplants with a wonderful mix of world-class arts, booming business, pro sports and award winning cuisine.
The Greater Houston and Convention and Visitor Bureau (GHCVB) a division of Houston First Corporation, is the primary sales and marketing arm of Houston and Harris County. The mission of the GHCVB is to improve the economy of Greater Houston by attracting conventions, tourists and film projects to the area through sales and marketing efforts.
The Partnership is a place for the community minded business leaders who want to be involved in Houston’s positive growth and influence the direction in which Houston is going. Business leaders from across the region collaborate to make Houston one of the best places to live, work and build a business. Join the HLAGH membership as the Greater Houston Partnership addresses Houston’s unique challenges, and champions the growth and success of our region.
Patrick is a regional economist and Senior Vice President of Research at GHP. He oversees the research department which provides information gathering, data analysis, data base management, economic forecasting, and mapping functions for the partnerships four divisions. Patrick is a frequent speaker on business and economic issues and has served as an expert witness in cases regarding local business trends. He received his economic degree from University of Texas in Austin which makes for an interesting family gathering. His son and eldest daughter graduated from Texas A&M Austin. “I always remind my children, they may get their education from Texas A&M, but it is paid for by my UT degree. His youngest daughter wisely decided to attend Texas State University in San Marcos.
The Association will review the 2016 accomplishments as well as present the proposed 2017 HLAGH Board of Directors.
17th Annual Bike Building Event
Benefiting HLAGH and Child Advocates
Sponsored By Our Friends:
Yellow Cab / Taxi Fiesta
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston First Corporation
ARAMARK • Freeman
Child Advocates mobilizes court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. They speak up for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive. To learn more information about Child Advocates and their mission, please visit their website at http://www.childadvocates.org.
With his tenacity for business and finance, mission for creating unforgettable guest experiences, and passion for serving others, Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp CEO, has cemented the company’s stake as the world leader in private golf and country clubs.
ClubCorp owns or operates more than 200 clubs in the United States and abroad, more than three times the size of its next largest competitor, according to Fortune magazine. At ClubCorp’s helm since 2006, Affeldt is responsible for all aspects of the company’s domestic and international operations, as well as its continued growth.
Affeldt joins the ranks of industry innovators and icons who represent the world’s most successful and recognizable brands. Prior to joining ClubCorp, Affeldt served as a principal of KSL Capital Partners, a private equity firm dedicated to investments in travel and leisure businesses. KSL purchased ClubCorp in 2006. Affeldt also served as president and CEO of KSL’s former golf division, KSL Fairways; vice president and general manager of Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami and the combined PGA West and La Quinta Resort and Club in California; and was a founding partner of KSL Recreation. In addition, he served as president of General Aviation Holdings, Inc.
As a leader, Affeldt believes in challenging the status quo, in encouraging curiosity, and hiring intelligent people who are passionate about hospitality. He also believes strongly in giving back, and is deeply involved with numerous faith-based charities, as well as The North Texas Food Bank and “Augie’s Quest,” the leader in ALS research. The annual ClubCorp Charity Classic benefits a number of charities and has raised over $20 million since the event’s inception in 2007.
Please join HLAGH on Wednesday, October 19th for a presentation by Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp CEO the Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor’s 68th inductee.
While this may not be Houston’s first Super Bowl experience, a lot has changed in our great city since 2004! Join us to hear your Expedia Market Managers review hotel performance of the last several Super Bowl host cities, and share booking trends to assist as you develop your Super Bowl strategy. They will review booking window and demand data, as well as tips and trips for maximizing revenue over game day weekend. Expedia Representatives include Heather Hickman – Market Manager, Mary Megan Mullins – Associate Market Manager and Shirley Lentz – Associate Market Manager.
8:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
9:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast and Program
The HLAGH would like to invite you to exhibit at the CBRE trends report luncheon on September 29th. The business expo aims to provide a platform for building relationships, creating opportunities with some of the key hospitality industry leaders in Houston and the surrounding areas. Each year the CBRE luncheon is attended by over 300 hoteliers, so take this opportunity to showcase your company.
What will 2017 bring to the hospitality industry in Houston? Join us at the HLAGH Membership Meeting as Mr. Randy McCaslin,CRE managing director of CBRE Hotels Consulting, (formerly PKF consulting) presents what the future holds for our industry. Mr. McCaslin will look at 2016 and explain what the indications show for the coming year. He will also compare the Houston area to other major cities in Texas. As we start preparing for budget time, the information presented will be useful in substantiating your 2017 projections.