Loews chief to keynote hospitality conference

Jun 18, 2002 8:13 AM

Jonathan Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels, will deliver the keynote speech at the 23rd Las Vegas International Hotel & Restaurant Show (LVIHRS), June 19-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Tisch will speak at the International Hospitality Awards Luncheon on Thursday, from noon to 2 p.m. Tisch will talk about the "Power of Partnerships" and the importance of establishing dedicated and deep-rooted business relationships with employees, customers and the community at large. His comments also will include how the travel and tourism industry has been affected by the events of September 11, and how the industry has been working to communicate its needs and challenges to the President’s administration and members of Congress.

"Mr. Tisch was chosen to speak at the LVIHRS because of the unique insight he brings from within the hospitality industry as well as his experiences in dealing with the aftermath of 9-11," said Felix Rappaport, president and COO of New York-New York Hotel and Casino and chairman of the LVIHRS.

Tisch has been instrumental in overseeing Loews Hotels’ growth and subsequent emergence as one of the leading luxury hotel chains since he took the reins in 1986. Tisch has served since 1995 as chairman of the Travel Business Roundtable, a prominent coalition of chief executives representing various sectors of the travel and tourism industry. Tisch also served a five-year term as an officer of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, culminating in his chairmanship in 1997. Concurrent with his national efforts to help stimulate the travel and tourism industry in the aftermath of September 11, Tisch was asked to serve as chairman of New York Rising, a task force set up by the NYC and Company, the local convention and visitors bureau, to help rebuild the city by reviving the local travel and tourism industry.

Also during the luncheon, awards will be presented to the recipients of the Hospitality Hero/Heroine Award and presentations will be made to winners of the Nevada Hotelier of the Year and the Nevada Restaurateur of the Year.