The 22nd Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show was surely a weekend to remember!
From the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel in Miami, Florida the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD), Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine and Horizons International Group. The theme is “New Opportunities with Great Partners” brought us an information-filled weekend that educated its attendees on the assets of becoming a hotel owner or investor. We met with numerous owners and individuals that included African American hoteliers, entrepreneurs, national leaders, representatives, and many more! Check out some of the action below!
Together, the unstoppable force of Andrew “Andy” Ingraham (Founder/President/CEO NABHOOD) and Kenneth H. Fearn (Founder & Managing Partner Integrated Capital, LLC NABHOOD Chairman) created an experience in which many will not forget! This year’s theme, “New Opportunities with Great Partners” was set to inspire African Americans to join the family of hotel ownership.
Sheen Magazine Publisher, Kimberly Chapman and CEO, Cristina Visnansky
Deal of the Year Award: Presented to Don & Ron Williams, Harlem Renaissance by Marriott
Chairman’s Award: Ronald Bailey
Cornelius A. Smith, Deputy Governor General, Former Minister of Tourism for The Bahamas & Former Ambassador of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United States
Chairman’s Award: Rajan Batra, HD Supply
Apoorva Gandhi, Vice President of Multicultural Affairs, Marriott Intl.
Essence Harris-Banks, Executive Dir., New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network
Donnie Dawson, Deputy Director Tourism-The Americas, Jamaica Tourism Board
Connie Kinnard, V.P. Multicultural Sales & Development, Greater Miami CVB
Hon. Beverly Nicholson-Doty, Commissioner, U.S. Virgin Islands Dept. of Tourism
Hon. Dionisio James D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism, The Bahamas
Solomon Herbert, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine
Attorney & Civil Rights Activist HT Smith
Keynote Speaker: NABHOOD Scholarship & Awards Luncheon
Fred Lona, CPSM, Senior Director Supplier Diversity, Hilton
Itu Otu, Sr. Manager Supplier Diversity Strategic Sourcing, Wyndham Worldwide Angela Clarke, V.P. Global Design Procurement, Marriott Intl
Norman Jenkins, President, Capstone Development LLC/NABHOOD Board Rombulus Matthews, Director Business Development, Avendra, LLC
Rajan Batra, Senior National Accounts Manager, HD Supply
Sandy-Micheal McDonald, Director, Broward County Office of Economic
Devel & Small Business
Beatrice Louissaint, Pres./CEO, Florida State Minority Supplier Devel. Council Earl McKinney, AIA, Senior Director, Focused Service A&C SW, Hilton
Kimberly Coffman, Manager, Supplier Diversity, Delta AirLines, Inc.
Featured Image: Andy Ingraham, CEO/President/Founder, NABHOOD and President, Horizons International Group