HOTELS Opportunities Conference

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About hotel opportunities conference

Join the industry’s key players at the HOTELS Opportunities Conference.

HOTELS is hosting an in-person event in Miami on March 31 at the Mandarin Oriental focusing on Deals, Workouts and Access to capital.

Panels will highlight how to pivot and reinvent during COVID-19, educate about workout options, gain access to new funding sources, teach how to finance new acquisitions, finding distressed hotel deals and discuss federal and local assistance.

The current COVID market has shifted the norm. This event will be held in-person with plenty of social distancing.. We will take all reasonable COVID precautions. With this in mind, we feel it’s time to start hosting in-person events in order to support the industry.

Whether you are an executive, a hotel owner, an investor or a capital source, this information and our panelists will help bring you current.

Mingle with hundreds of attendees, and meet other hotel owners, investors, debt funds, senior lenders, executives, hotel brokers and others involved in the hospitality space.

The conference, which is launched by the leading global hotel industry publication Hotels Magazine, will feature interactive and educational panels, business exhibits, keynote speeches and a cocktail VIP mixer.

Through our extensive network industry experts, the industry-wide conference can help keep you updated about the latest in the industry.

About hotel opportunities conference

Keynote Speakers

Leland C.
"Lee" Pillsbury

Founder and Chairman of TLG Investment Partners

Maria Elvira

United States Congress Woman (R-Florida)

Sloan Dean

Remington Hotels

Roger Hill

The Gettys Group

Austin Khan

Civitas Capital Group

Jason Liebman

Auric Road

Richard Millard


Chip Ohlsson

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Jay Shah

Hersha Hospitality

Richard Stockton

Braemar Hotels & Resorts

Paul Weimer

CBRE Hotels

Joseph Yi

Real Hospitality Group

Michael Marshall

Marshall Hotels

John Cohlan

Margaritaville, Palm Beach

Greg O'Stean

Aimbridge Hospitality

Jonathan Plutzik

The Betsy, SoBe

Brian Woods


Rami Zeidan

Life House Hotels

Tang Tang

Cottonwood Group

Carlos J. Rodriguez

Driftwood Capital

Raul Leal

Virgin Group Advisor

Jennifer Schrader


Bob Sonnenblick

Sonnenblick Development LLC

Scott Wadler


Steven Rattner

JP Enterprises

Ali Jahangiri


Rory Greenberg


Dave Berg

Infinity Group

Daniel Lesser

LW Hospitality Advisors

Jake Wurzak

Dove Hill Investment and Development

Brian Quinn


Andrew Dickey


Vinay Patel


Matt Hagler

Falcone Group


HOTELS Opportunities Conference - Miami

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

8:30am - 3:00pm
Attendee Registration
9:30am - 5:00pm
Exhibition Hall
9:30am - 10:00am
Keynote welcome address by Leland Pillsbury


10:00am - 10:50am
During Covid  - How to Pivot and Reinvent operations
10:50am - 11:05am
Networking Break
11:05am - 11:55am
Exploring Workout Options; PPP forgiveness, strategy for delinquency on Senior, Mezz, & CMBS
11:55am - 12:45pm
Financing New Opportunities: Institutional Lending, Debt Funds, Redeployment EB-5, Opportunity Zone equity, PACE financing
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Keynote Lunch address by Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar
1:45pm - 2:35pm
Government Assistance Programs, Repositioning During COVID and Workouts
2:35pm - 3:25pm
Equity Markets, Fundraising, Structuring, & Pace Financing
3:25pm - 3:40pm
Networking Break
3:40pm - 4:30pm
Finding the Deal - Hotel Auctions, Foreclosures and Note Sales: Market Opportunities
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cocktail VIP Mixer Co-hosted by Paul Weimer and Miguel Isla