NEW YORK, October 12, 2018—The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality will present the 24th Annual Stephen W. Brener Distinguished Lecturer Series in Hospitality Management with featured guest David Marriott, chief operations officer – Eastern Region, The Americas, Marriott International, on Thursday, October 18, 2018.
Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels & Co. and co-chairman of the Board of Loews Corporation, will interview Marriott during the lecture, titled “On Being a Leader: Leading in the Disrupted and Consolidating Hospitality Industry.” These senior industry leaders will focus on the evolution of Marriott International, and will reflect upon the past and current challenges and opportunities faced by the company and by the hospitality industry. The duo will examine the role of leaders and founders in taking companies through change while retaining the essence of their culture.
Among the questions they will address are how does a company with such a long and deep tradition continue to thrive in a fast-paced and disrupted environment; how can a company with such a strong culture continue to innovate; and how does one rise to leadership in one of the leading hospitality companies?
Marriott International acquired Starwood Hotels and Resorts for more than $13 billion in September 2016. During its 91-year history, the company has transformed itself from a root beer franchise into one of the largest and most dominant players in the global hospitality industry, with over 1.3 million rooms across 30 brands. Today, it continues to look ahead by embracing and leading “a mission to shape the future of travel through technology and innovation.”
The Brener Lecture will take place on Thursday, October 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South (between LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street).
About the Stephen W. Brener Distinguished Lecturer Series in Hospitality Management
The NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality established the Stephen W. Brener Distinguished Lecturer Series in 1994. Instituted in response to Mr. Brener’s desire to provide a forum for industry leaders and students to meet and communicate, the Series focuses on the changes in the social, political, and financial environments that affect the hospitality and tourism industry. Previous prominent speakers and panelists have included: Frits van Paasschen, author, former CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts; Danny Meyer, chief executive officer of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack; Glyn F. Aeppel, president and chief executive officer, Glencove Capital; Brooke Denihan Barrett, chief executive officer, Denihan Hospitality; Anne R. Lloyd-Jones, managing director of the New York office, HVS; Karen E. Rubin, senior vice president of global development policy and feasibility, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.; Jason Pomeranc, co-founder, SIXTY Hotels; and Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels & Co. and co-chairman of the Board of Loews Corporation.
Considered a pioneer in the hospitality industry, Stephen W. Brener was a leading New York-based expert, consultant, and broker in hotel and motel real estate. Before his death in 1994, he was president of InterBank/Brener Brokerage Services, Inc., specializing in management consulting for the hotel industry. Previously, he headed Stephen W. Brener Associates, which provided the whole range of consulting services from the purchase to the sale of properties. Among his many accomplishments, he founded the annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference and established the first hospitality courses offered at the NYU School of Professional Studies.
About the NYUSPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality
The NYUSPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality has prepared global leaders in the dynamic, expanding industries of travel, tourism, and hospitality for more than 20 years. With widely recognized, cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate degrees and noncredit Career Advancement Courses, Certificates, and Diplomas, as well as a deep commitment to integrating theory with practice, the NYUSPS Tisch Center is the perfect environment in which to embark upon an academic journey that prepares professionals for careers in hospitality and tourism. Students have access to the extraordinary resources of New York University, one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions. Tisch Center students benefit not only from the expertise of dedicated full-time faculty members, but also from adjunct faculty members and guest lecturers who are renowned in their fields, unparalleled access to industry leaders, invaluable site visits and study away opportunities, and highly successful global alumni who serve as mentors. Through rigorous curricula, applicable research, and a hands-on approach to learning, students gain the preparation, knowledge, and skills sought by employers. For more information about the NYUSPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, visit sps.nyu.edu/tisch
About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges—each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of NYUSPS arises from its place as the NYU home for industry-focused education and applied research that is related to key knowledge-based fields, in which the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs that span a broad range of disciplines including: Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film, and TV; Economic and Urban Development; English Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime; Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Management; Humanities; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages; Management and Systems; Marketing; Professional Writing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Business; and Translation.
More than 80 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates nearly 5,400 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by over 18,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses, Certificates, and Diploma Programs. The School’s community is enriched by nearly 25,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.