ILHA East Coast Chapter

Meet with and learn from colleagues in the US luxury hospitality industry by joining our US East Coast Chapter.

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A Night of Luxury: The ILHA East Coast Chapter Event at Virgin Hotels New York City

New York City’s skyline sparkled with a new gem as the International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA) East Coast Chapter hosted an exclusive networking event at the newly opened Virgin Hotel on Broadway. The evening was a testament to the power of connection, collaboration, and the enduring allure of luxury hospitality. Thank you to our sponsors, Disset Chocolate & Girona Coffee.

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Chelsey Leffet Promoted to Managing Director at HVS and Leads Northeast Region

Chelsey Leffet, a board member of the ILHA East Coast Chapter, has been recently promoted to Managing Director at HVS. She now leads the Washington, D.C. Consulting & Valuation office and is also the Director of the HVS Northeast region. Chelsey has consulted on hotels of all asset classes and development stages throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including several hostel lodging assets.

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Changing the Way We Think About Design Entertainment: Rika Lisslö on “Hotels ByDesign”

Rika Lisslö, a board member of the ILHA East Coast Chapter, has joined the presenting and judging panel for the first season of Hotels By Design. This television series is focused on the world of “design entertainment,” delving into the realms of industrial design, architecture, interior design, landscapes, and gardens. Rika Lisslö is a key figure in the show, sharing her expertise as both a presenter and judge.

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ILHA Webinar Series

Investing in the Future

WEBINAR: Future of Investment in Hospitality NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND A look at the public market perspective and capital markets with a view on the

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A Night of Luxury: The ILHA East Coast Chapter Event at Virgin Hotels New York City

New York City’s skyline sparkled with a new gem as the International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA) East Coast Chapter hosted an exclusive networking event at the newly opened Virgin Hotel on Broadway. The evening was a testament to the power of connection, collaboration, and the enduring allure of luxury hospitality. Thank you to our sponsors, Disset Chocolate & Girona Coffee.

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ILHA East Coast Chapter Meet Up, Miami

The International Luxury Hotel Association’s East Coast Chapter recently hosted a successful meetup at the Kimpton Epic in Miami, Florida. Despite the weather conditions with a tropical storm approaching the meetup was well attended and the atmosphere was energizing.

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Join us in Miami for our East Coast Chapter Meetup!

The East Coast Chapter Meetup is a great opportunity for you to network and learn from colleagues and experts in the luxury hospitality industry. We have put together an exciting program, which includes topics and discussions led by industry leaders. We are sure that you will find it both informative and enjoyable.

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Chapter Leadership

Ofra Gelman

Principal
Dwell Design Studio
Board Member East Coast Chapter

Anna Domingo

Founder
PADZZLE
Mentor Board Member East Coast Chapter

Michael Brod

Managing Director
Rechler Equity Partners
Mentor Board Member East Coast Chapter

Chris King

Chief Development Officer
Salamander Hotels & Resorts
Mentor Board Member East Coast Chapter

Jessica Hahr

Senior Project Manager
MGAC
Board Member East Coast Chapter

Rachael Rothman

Head of Hotels Research & Data Analytics
CBRE
Mentor Board Member East Coast Chapter

Amy Zocchi

PR Manager
Hyatt
East Coast Chapter

Pedram Saif

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

Brett Hochberg

Senior Corporate Counsel
Hyatt
Mentor Board Member East Coast Chapter

Gloria Fu

Independent Board Director
Appreciate Investment
Mentor Board Member East Coast Chapter

Joseph Yi

Chief Investment Officer
Real Hospitality Group
Mentor Board Member East Coast Chapter

Chelsey Leffet

Managing Director, Northeast Leader, Washington, D.C.
HVS
Board Member East Coast Chapter

Rika Lisslö

Vice President Acquisitions & Development
Hyatt
Board Member East Coast Chapter

Sonny Hare

Director Business Development
Avendra, LLC
Board Member East Coast Chapter

Robert Reitknecht

Founder and CEO
HospitalityRenu
East Coast Chapter

Donte Johnson

General Manager
Thompson Buckhead
Board Member East Coast Chapter

Gustavo Sartorelli

Mentor East Coast Chapter EU Chapter

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