46th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference


Scholarship Information

The Conference is hosted by the NYU SPS Tisch Center of Hospitality, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the hospitality industry. Since the pandemic, demand for enrollment has hit an all-time high as has the demand for financial aid. We are proud of the talented and diverse students we attract and strive to make it accessible for all.

Each year, through the generosity of patrons, sponsors and attendees, the Conference contributes over $2 million dollars to support student scholarships and other academic programs. We kindly ask that you and your company consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Tisch Center Scholarship Fund and help support these incredible students and our future industry leaders. Thank you for your consideration and for your ongoing support. 

Give to the NYU SPS Tisch Center of Hospitality Scholarship Fund

June 2 - 4, 2024

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New York Marriott Marquis


NYU Hospitality Conference


Hosted by the NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, the Conference featured general sessions, and networking events that provide data, analysis, perspectives, insights, and opportunities.


Who should attend?

Student Scholarships


2023 Sponsors

If your firm is interested in learning about the benefits of a 2023 sponsorship opportunity with the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, please email hospitality.conf@nyu.edu.

2023 Sponsors are listed below.



Media Supporters

Technology Partners

Jonathan M. Tisch

Executive Chairman, Loews Hotels & Co
Co-Chairman of the Board, Loews Corporation 

Tisch has led Loews expansion and emergence as a leading hotel company with a widely praised culture that embraces the power of partnerships—with team members, guests, communities, and owners. He was voted “Hotelier of the World” by HOTELS magazine.

Recognized nationally as a leader of the multi-billion dollar travel and tourism industry, Tisch is chairman emeritus of the United States Travel Association, and previously founded and served as chairman of the Travel Business Roundtable, as well as the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Committed to a vibrant tourism industry locally, for nearly six years Tisch served as chairman of NYC & Company, the City’s official tourism agency, and was chairman of New York Rising, established to bring back visitors and revive the economy after 9/11. Crain’s New York Business named him one of the "Top Ten Most Influential Business Leaders," and inducted him into their Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who have transformed the City in both their professional work and in their civic and philanthropic activities.

Tisch is the author of three best-selling books: The Power of We: Succeeding through Partnerships; Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough: Reinventing the Customer Experience; and Citizen You: Doing Your Part to Change the World. He was the host of the Emmy-nominated television series Beyond the Boardroom.

Tisch is a champion of corporate responsibility and active citizenship. More than 25 years ago, he initiated the Loews Hotels Good Neighbor Policy, a recipient of the US President's Service Award. He is vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of his alma mater Tufts University, and is also the naming benefactor of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts. And last year he was honored by the NYU School of Professional Studies with the naming of the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, of which he has been a driving force for years. He is a founding board member of The Shed, New York’s new arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture.

A co-owner of the New York Giants, Tisch was instrumental in bringing the 2014 Super Bowl to the metropolitan area and served as co-chair of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee.

2019 was Tisch’s 25th year as conference chair.

Executive Planning Committee

The University is grateful for the efforts of the Executive Planning Committee and for the financial contributions made by the conference patrons and sponsors. These contributions assure the quality, enhancement, and continuation of the conference, as well as support hospitality and tourism students at NYU.

Omer Acar

Raffles & Orient Express, Accor

Gary E. Axelrod


Geoff Ballotti

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Adi Bhoopathy

Noble Investment Group

Michael D. Bluhm

Morgan Stanley - Investment Banking

Janis Cannon

Choice Hotels International

Kevin F. Carey

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)

Eileen Crowley

Deloitte & Touche

Scott B. Ellman

Eastdil Secured

James A. Francque

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Sean Hennessey

NYU SPS Tisch Center of Hospitality

Jeffrey A. Horwitz


Daniel A. Hostettler

The Boca Raton, MSD Real Estate Partners

Kevin J. Jacobs


Dorothy A. Jennings


Jeanelle Johnson

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Caroline Mahl

Wells Fargo

R. Tyler Morse


Francis J. Nardozza

REH Capital Partners

Gilda Perez-Alvarado

JLL | Hotels & Hospitality

Ron Pohl

BWH Hotel Group

Abhinay Poonja

Deutsche Bank Securities

Brian Quinn


Umar Riaz


Scott P. Rosenberg


Rick Ross


Karen E. Rubin

Karen Rubin Hotels

Stephen Rushmore, Jr.


Noah J. Silverman

Marriott International

Julienne Smith

IHG Hotels & Resorts

Jeffrey Stewart

Walnut Hill Advisors

Len Wolman

Waterford Hotel Group

New York Marriott Marquis

The New York Marriott Marquis is the host hotel for the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. Located in the heart of Times Square, at 1535 Broadway, New York, NY (45th Street), the New York Marriott Marquis is ideally situated in the Theater District, and is in walking distance of many of the City's top restaurants and tourist attractions.

Make your hotel reservations here.

Attendees and speakers are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and expenses.

Learn more about the New York Marriott Marquis.


Hotel Info
New York Marriott Marquis 1535 Broadway, New York, NY (45th Street) 212-398-1900 or 877-303-0104 Google Maps New York Marriott Marquis
Hotel Info
Location Name: New York Marriott Marquis Location Address: 1535 Broadway, New York, NY (45th Street) Location Phone Number: 212-398-1900 or 877-303-0104 Google Maps New York Marriott Marquis

Press & Media

If you are a media outlet or organization and plan to cover the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, please email coverage strategy and press credentials to Michael DeMeo at michael.demeo@nyu.edu or Alka Gupta at aag13@nyu.edu.

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Media Contacts

Michael DeMeo
Director of Public Relations