LOS ANGELES

13th May 2019 | Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown

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People

Speakers

Our high profile keynote speakers, panelists and presenters will share the latest industry trends.

Rolf W. Schmidt

Founder & CEO

TOPHOTELPROJECTS

Nick Arnette

Keynote Speaker

Nick Arnette Enterprise

 

John Fareed

Managing Director

Horwath HTL

 

David Kuperberg

Chief Development Officer

Dream Hotel Group

 

Luke Bujarski

Founder & CEO

LUFT

 

Bruce Baltin

Managing Director

CBRE Hotels

 

Christopher M. Henry

CEO

Majestic Hospitality Group

 

Benjamin Young

Vice President of Asset Management

AEG

 

Robert ‘Bob’ Sonnenblick

Principal

Sonnenblick Development

 

Kimberly Brown

Principal & Founder

STRATA Architects

 

Darrell Long

Partner & Design Director

HBA

 

Brooks Atwood

Design Director

R&A Architecture + Design

 

Hogan Chun

Design Director & Senior Associate

Gensler

Las Vegas 2018

Highlights

After successful events in New York, Miami and Las Vegas, we are looking forward to host the TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR for the very first time in Los Angeles in 2019.

Competition

Creative Spark

Renowned architects and interior designers will show us their latest work at the event in Los Angeles. Learn more about the projects – you are the one who has to vote!

Creative Spark 1

DREAM Palm Springs

Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) centered the design of DREAM Palm Springs on the idea of the California Dream, specifically the cool, yet relaxed Palm Springs Dream. The hotel will respect and honor the idealism of Modern, providing an experience for guests before aesthetics. A culture of connection and kindness will be developed, where all walks of life come together effortlessly as the spaces take shape because of the people who come to visit and live there, and not just because it’s popular. A palette of broad and muted tones is established with small, balanced explosions of color; hip and trendy does not belong here. Abundant glass enhances the physical connection and interaction to the site, landscape and water. Utilizing open spaces and unobstructed glazing visually rewards the viewer at the end of their journey of discovery. 

Creative Spark 2

The Woodlark Hotel

Designed to reflect the nuance, soul and beauty of Portland, The Woodlark redefines hospitality in the Pacific Northwest. The new hotel project combines the nationally registered Woodlark Building and adjacent Cornelius Hotel into a single design. Located in the heart of downtown, the two buildings have stood for more than 100 years as a testament to Portland’s growing aspirations and unique culture. As a nod to the city’s past, The Woodlark brings the adjoining structures together in a refined and elegant design.

Creative Spark 3

Art Club in West Hollywood

The Arts Club in West Hollywood is the American counterpart to the historic London Arts Club, founded in 1863 by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins and Thomas Hughes to name a few. Like its predecessor the Arts Club in West Hollywood houses a members only club for those with a professional or amateur relationship with the Arts, Literature or Sciences. The program integrates mixed uses into a vibrant vertical campus that includes club, retail, art gallery, creative office, restaurant, lounges and exclusive guest suites. This landmark project creates an Iconic Design that enhances the Sunset Boulevard experience and its dynamic urban environment. Through active building façades that reflect the project program and enliven street activity, the Arts Club in West Hollywood creates a transformative building that morphs and evolves with changes in media, culture and technology.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

Ultimate game-changer?

Downtown LA’s hospitality revolution

It’s been quite spectacular how much downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) has changed the game for hotels in LA. With more than 10,000 rooms dominated by branded and independent full-service and boutique hotels, this phenomenon is worth paying attention to. Some further evidence: despite ongoing pressure from home-sharing services and an influx of new hotel rooms coming online, the Greater Los Angeles region is poised to remain among the top-performing U.S. hotel markets, according to a recently released 2019 forecast from CBRE’s Hotels’ America Research group. What are the factors driving these trends? What are the potential opportunities and pitfalls for the various sectors of the hospitality industry to keep in mind? Join our star-studded panellists to find out more.

Program

Schedule

Meet people and learn more about the industry – in just one day! Our schedule for the Los Angeles event in packed with keynote presentations, an interesting panel discussion, amazing project presentations as well as loads of networking session.

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09:00 – 09:20

Welcome Reception

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09:20 - 09:25

Welcome Words

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09:25 – 09:40

Change Table Session 1

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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09:40 – 10:00

Keynote Presentation – Networking

Three vital components of networking: Having a great attitude, working as a team, and keep your sense of humor.

Attitude is everything. Have a great attitude and watch your networking improve. Define teamwork and be a more effective networker. Use humor appropriately and people will enjoy networking with you. Nick Arnette refers to these three as, “Me, We, and Glee!”

Nick Arnette

Keynote Speaker

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10:00 – 10:20

Change Table Session 2

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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10:20 - 10:30

Creative Spark

DREAM PALM SPRINGS

Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) centered the design of DREAM Palm Springs on the idea of the Califonia Dreams, specifically the cool, yet relaxed Palm Springs Dream. The hotel will respect and honor the idealism of Modern, providing an experience for guests before aesthetics.

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10:30 - 10:40

Creative Spark

The Woodlark Hotel

Designed to reflect the nuance, soul and beauty of Portland, The Woodlark redefines hospitality in the Pacific Northwest. The new hotel project combines the nationally registered Woodlark Building and adjacent Cornelius Hotel into a single design. Located in the heart of downtown, the two buildings have stood for more than 100 years as a testament to Portland’s growing aspirations and unique culture. As a nod to the city’s past, The Woodlark brings the adjoining structures together in a refined and elegant design.

Brooks Atwood

R&A Architecture + Design

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10:40 - 10:50

Creative Spark

Arts Club in West Hollywood

The Arts Club in West Hollywood is the American counterpart to the historic London Arts Club, founded in 1863 by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins and Thomas Hughes to name a few. Like its predecessor the Arts Club in West Hollywood houses a members only club for those with a professional or amateur relationship with the Arts, Literature or Sciences. The program integrates mixed uses into a vibrant vertical campus that includes club, retail, art gallery, creative office, restaurant, lounges and exclusive guest suites.

Hogan Chun

Gensler

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10:50 - 11:20

Coffee Break

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11:20 - 11:40

Change Table Session 3

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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11:40 - 12:10

Creative Spark – Round Up

Our moderator will interview the three Creative Spark presenters for  more insights about the projects.

Kimberly Brown

STRATA Architects

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12:10 -12:30

Change Table Session 4

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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12:30 - 13:15

Panel Discussion

Ultimate game-changer? Downtown LA's hospitality revolution

It’s been quite spectacular how much downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) has changed the game for hotels in LA. With more than 10,000 rooms dominated by branded and independent full-service and boutique hotels, this phenomenon is worth paying attention to. Some further evidence: despite ongoing pressure from home-sharing services and an influx of new hotel rooms coming online, the Greater Los Angeles region is poised to remain among the top-performing U.S. hotel markets, according to a recently released 2019 forecast from CBRE’s Hotels’ America Research group. What are the factors driving these trends? What are the potential opportunities and pitfalls for the various sectors of the hospitality industry to keep in mind?

Bruce Baltin

CBRE Hotels

Christopher M. Henry

Majestic Hospitality Group

Bob Sonnenblick

Sonnenblick Development

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13:15 - 14:15

Lunch

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14:15 - 14:35

Change Table Session 5

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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14:35 - 14:55

Keynote Presentation

Hospitality Development USA - Big Projects and Big Players

TOPHOTELPROJECTS‘ CEO Rolf W. Schmidt will present the latest facts and figures about the current hotel construction pipeline in North America and will take a closer look at the pipeline in the USA. He will also present some masterpiece projects which are currently under construction. Besides a general outlook for the hotel market in the North America region, Rolf will give tips which hot hotel brands are worth keeping an eye on.

Rolf W. Schmidt

TOPHOTELPROJECTS

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14:55 - 15:15

Change Table Session 6

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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15:15 - 15:35

Keynote Presentation – Innovation

Developing Renaissance Neighborhoods

What does developing a future neighborhood look like? Join Chief Development Officer, David Kuperberg, as he dives into Dream Hotel Group’s expertise in taking once gritty, off the map areas and turning them into destinations for new cultural scenes that are full of rewarding opportunities.

David Kuperberg

Dream Hotel Group

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15:35 - 15:55

Change Table Session 7

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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15:55 - 16:15

Keynote Presentation – Economy Trends

The Los Angeles Lodging Market—2019 Update/2020 Outlook

In this performance-focused briefing, John Fareed, Managing Director and Chairman North America for Horwath HTL, will present an update on the Greater Los Angeles Area Lodging Market to include historical performance, trends, an overview of major transactions, and an outlook for 2020.

John Fareed

Horwath HTL

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16:15 - 16:35

Change Table Session 8

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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16:35 - 16:45

Winner Annoucement – Creative Spark

After collecting all votes from the audience we will announce the best project.

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16:45 - 17:15

Tour of the Hotel

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17:15 - 19:00

Drinks Reception

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