January 17, 2013
Joshua Grotheer, 404-413-7621
Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration
ATLANTA - The Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business and Hunter Hotels will host the 25th Annual Hunter Hotel Investment Conference, March 20-22, 2013 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
First held in 1989, the conference brings together lodging industry leaders to discuss real estate and financing issues facing hotel owners. For 2013, the silver anniversary conference will include networking opportunities, information sessions and roundtable discussions. More than 100 experts are scheduled to speak on topics including hotel financing and development in the post-recession economy.
“For the past few years, the discussion revolved around when financing would return to the hotel industry,” said conference co-chair Bob Hunter. “This year, the topic is shifting to where to find the best financing sources and terms. As an industry we’re not out of the woods,” he said. “But, hotel financing is becoming more available and we are optimistic this trend will continue.”
Conference keynote speakers include Hospitality School director Debby Cannon and Rajeev Dhawan of Robinson’s Economic Forecasting Center.
Proceeds from the Hunter Hotel Conference will provide scholarships to hospitality students within the Robinson College.
Named in honor of the late founder of the Days Inn motel chain, the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is the oldest and largest program of its type in the state of Georgia. Founded in 1973 and celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013, it is ranked among the top 20 hospitality programs in the nation. For more information, visit robinson.gsu.edu/hospitality »
The largest business school in the South and part of a major research institution, Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 80,000 alumni. With programs on five continents and students from 88 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its part-time MBA is ranked among the best by the Aspen Institute, Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, and its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world's premier programs. Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia's top executives with graduate degrees than any other school in the Southeast.