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East Coast Chapter USA

The East Coast Chapter seeks to harness and implement the Mission of the ILHA; refining and focusing those goals to our unique region and community.  

The East Coast Chapter’s charity of choice will be ServiceSource, a nonprofit organization committed to facilitating services and partnerships that support people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and community to encourage more inclusivity in the luxury hotel industry and other communities.

We endeavor to further personalize the efforts of the ILHA by tailoring experiences to our local network of hospitality professionals through educational roundtable experiences, social networking opportunities, mentorship and scholastic partnerships, and serving as a portal to the global ILHA resource center. We will constantly look to elevate the level of professional service to guests, clients, and trade partners alike, fostering a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect. We will seek to attract, educate, and promote outstanding hospitality professionals from all backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities.

Chelsey Leffet

Senior Vice President
Speaker Board Member NE Chapter

Ofra Gelman

Dwell Design Studio
Speaker Board Member NE Chapter

Romy Bhojwani

Hospitality Portfolio Management
Brookfield Asset Management
Speaker Board Member NE Chapter

Anna Domingo

Mentor Board Member NE Chapter

Rika Lisslö

Vice President Acquisitions & Development
Mentor Board Member NE Chapter

Michael Brod

Managing Director
Rechler Equity Partners
Mentor Board Member NE Chapter

Chris King

Chief Development Officer
Salamander Hotels & Resorts
Board Member NE Chapter

Jessica Hahr

Senior Project Manager
Lehrer Cumming
Board Member NE Chapter

Rachel Rothman

Head of Hotels Research & Data Analytics
Mentor Speaker Board Member NE Chapter

Barbara Cohen Azzinaro

President and Owner
Cohen Azzinaro Associates, LLC
Board Member NE Chapter

Amy Zocchi

Event Commitee Chair, ILHA NEA Chapter
Rachael Rothman Consulting
NE Chapter

Pedram Saif

VP, Investor Relations & Strategy
Playa Hotels & Resorts
Mentor Board Member NE Chapter

Brett Hochberg

Associate, Hospitality & Leisure Practice
Paul Hastings LLP
Mentor Board Member NE Chapter

Matthew Arrants

Executive Vice President
Pinnacle Advisory Group
Mentor Board Member NE Chapter

Gloria Fu

Independent Board Director
PropTech Investment Corporation II
Mentor Board Member NE Chapter

Joseph Yi

Chief Investment Officer
Real Hospitality Group
Mentor Board Member NE Chapter

Stephen Dodge

NE Chapter

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Marc Dardenne

Chief Operating Officer, Luxury Brands, Europe
Accor Hotels
EU Chapter

Alexi Khajavi

Managing Director EMEA
EU Chapter

Christophe Piffaretti

Chief Development Officer
Kempinski Hotels
EU Chapter

Valerie De Corte

Global Alliance & Partnership Director
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
Speaker EU Chapter

Caroline Domange-Harding

EU Chapter

Christophe Laure

Area General Manager
InterContinental Paris Le Grand
EU Chapter

Alex Sogno

CEO & Senior Hotel Asset Manager
Global Asset Solutions
EU Chapter

Sara Le Balc h

Owner & Founder Crescent Lanes Procurement
EU Chapter

Alexandre Almeida

President, Alexandre Almeida Hoteis, Portugal
EU Chapter

Tomas Feier

General Manager, DisneyLand
EU Chapter