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      New Edition of Hotel Investments Book Debuts at ALIS Conference

      Orlando, Florida, January 2012-Participants at the Americas Lodging Investment Conference (ALIS) January 23-25 in Los Angeles, California, will have the first peek at the fifth edition of Hotel Investments: Issues and Perspectives, edited by Lori Raleigh and Rachel Roginsky, published by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI). The book of articles by leading hotel investment experts covers industry performance trends, consumer trends and marketing, and managing hotel investments.

      Several topics featured in the book form the basis for six classes in the 2012 ALIS University, taught by the chapter authors. They include:  

      • HOTEL INVESTMENTS 101, presented by Lori Raleigh, Executive Director, ISHC
      • INVESTMENT STRATEGIES BUY: SELL VS. HOLD, presented by Rachel Roginsky, Principal and Owner, Pinnacle Advisory Group
      • TECHNOLOGY, presented by Jon Inge, President, Jon Inge & Associates
      • LABOR MANAGEMENT, presented by David Heath, Principal, Heath & Company
      • REVENUE MANAGEMENT, presented by Chris Anderson, Professor, Cornell University
      • LEVERAGING HOTEL FOOD & BEVERAGE PARTNERSHIPS TO IMPROVE PROFITABILITY, presented by Chad Crandell, President, Capital Hotel Management, and Kristie Dickinson, Vice President, Capital Hotel Management

      Hotel Investments: Issues and Perspectives, Fifth Edition, is available for $65.95 for AH&LA members and $95.95 for nonmembers. For information, visit http://www.ahlei.org, or call 800-752-4567 or 517-372-8800. Outside the U.S. and Canada, please call 407-999-8100.

      About the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
      Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to continue being the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals worldwide.

      Elizabeth Johnson - ejohnson@ahla.com