MSNBC Anchor Chris Matthews to Speak at 2009 NYU Hospitality Conference

Conference Runs May 31 – June 2, 2009 in NYC

NEW YORK, May 22, 2009 - Well-known journalist and political commentator Chris Matthews, host of the popular Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC, will be interviewed by Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and chief executive officer of Loews Hotels, at the 31st Annual NYU Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, happening May 31 to June 2, 2009 in New York City.

On Tuesday, June 2, at The Waldorf=Astoria, conference chair Jonathan M. Tisch will address the impact of politics and the global economy on the lodging industry in his annual “Beyond the Boardroom” interview with MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews. Due to unforeseen scheduling issues, Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News will not be appearing at the conference.

Hosted by the NYU Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management and sponsored by leading hospitality organizations, the conference is the premier hospitality finance and development forum of its kind where global hotel CEOs, analysts, and other hospitality leaders gather to discuss current and future developments in the industry.  The full NYU conference program agenda is now available online.

Registration for the conference is still open.  For more information, please visit or follow NYU on Twitter:

About the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference
Now in its 31st year, the New York University International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference ( is hosted by NYU’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management. The foremost annual gathering of hospitality business leaders, the conference gives attendees the chance to network, gauge trends, attend workshops and seminars, and make deals in a dynamic setting. The conference program, strategized by Conference Chair Jonathan M. Tisch and the Executive Planning Committee, is now available online. To stay up-to-date with conference news and information, follow NYU on Twitter:

About the Tisch Center and the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
The Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management, one of several comprehensive academic divisions within the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), offers undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in hospitality, tourism, and sports business and is host to the annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference.  Established in 1934, NYU-SCPS is among the 15 colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private research universities in the United States.  Through its faculty, curricula, and vibrant professional and academic networks, NYU-SCPS captures the expertise of key sectors where New York leads globally: Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management; Real Estate; Global Affairs; Philanthropy; Communications Media, Publishing, Design, and Digital Arts; Business, Marketing, and Finance; and the Liberal and Applied Arts, among others. Rigorous and timely programs in these and related areas attract undergraduate and graduate students immersed in university life, working professionals in 14 graduate degrees, and New Yorkers of all backgrounds enrolled in approximately 2,500 continuing education courses, certificate programs, conferences, and seminars annually. NYU-SCPS is widely considered to be the most complete example of NYU’s founding commitment to be “In and Of the City”—and “Of the World.”