October 3, 2023

NYU SPS Tisch Center of Hospitality Hosts the 29th Annual Stephen W. Brener Lecturer Series with Hyatt’s President and CEO Mark Hoplamazian on October 12

Loews Hotels & Co’s Jonathan Tisch Moderates A Candid Discussion with Hoplamazian on Leading Hyatt’s Brand Transformation Through Decades of Change

New York, NY, October 3, 2023  -- The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality will host the 29th Annual Stephen W. Brener Distinguished Lecture Series in Hospitality Management, featuring guest Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, on Thursday, October 12, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Eisner & Lubin Auditorium (4th Floor) in the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life.

Jonathan M. Tisch, executive chairman, Loews Hotels & Co, and co-chairman of the board of Loews Corporation, will lead a candid discussion with Hoplamazian about leading Hyatt’s transformation through decades of change.

Hoplamazian has worked with The Pritzker Organization, founders of the Hyatt brand, in various capacities since 1989 and was appointed as President and CEO of Hyatt in 2006. He is not only an acute CEO that drives business value, but also a caring leader that embraces well-being, mental health, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Register for the 29th Annual Stephen W. Brener Distinguished Lecturer Series. If you are a member of the media who would like to report on the event, please contact Michael DeMeo at michael.demeo@nyu.edu.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt is well-known for its purpose of care and focus on colleagues, guests, members, and customers. Hyatt was founded by Jay Pritzker in 1957 when he purchased the Hyatt House motel adjacent to the Los Angeles International Airport. On December 31, 2004, substantially all of the hospitality assets owned by Pritzker family business interests, including Hyatt /corporation and Hyatt International Corporation, were consolidated under a single entity, now Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Headquartered in Chicago, Hyatt Hotels Corporation is a leading global hospitality company guided by its purpose – to care for people so they can be their best. As of June 30, 2023, the Company’s portfolio included more than 1,250 hotels and all-inclusive properties in 76 countries across six continents. Hyatt’s recent transformation has positioned the company as the preferred brand for high-end guests in each segment that it serves.

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: Christopher Nassetta, president and chief executive officer, Hilton; Ian Schrager, founder and chairman of Ian Schrager Company; David Marriott, chief operations officer – Eastern Region, The Americas, Marriott International; 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, founder, president and chief executive officer, Glencove Capital; Brooke Denihan Barrett, chief executive officer, Denihan Hospitality; Anne R. Lloyd-Jones, senior managing director of the New York office, HVS; Karen E. Rubin, managing director, Karen Rubin Hotels; 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 NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality and Its HI Hub
The NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, celebrating more than 25 years of academic excellence, is a leading center for the study of hospitality, travel, and tourism. Founded in 1995, the Tisch Center was established in response to the growing need for hospitality and tourism undergraduate and graduate education. Its cutting-edge curricula attract bright, motivated students who see to become leaders in their fields.

Through its undergraduate degree in hotel and tourism management, its graduate degrees in hospitality industry studies, tourism management, and event management, a plethora of Professional Pathways continuing education programs, and its world-renowned hospitality investment conference, students gain the knowledge and the skill sets that enable them to manage change, to communicate, to thrive in complex work environments, and to advance the business of hospitality, travel, and tourism.

The Tisch Center launched the Hospitality Innovation Hub (HI Hub), which will foster entrepreneurship and creative solutions for the industries it services. The state-of-the-art facilities offer students, start-ups, and established industry partners and opportunities to learn, discover, innovate, and invest. For more information about the NYU SPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, visit sps.nyu.edu/tisch.


Michael DeMeo