Summit Schedule

The region's only b2b conference for the serviced apartment, branded residence, aparthotel, corporate accommodation and short-term rental sectors.

Join us as we 'unlock the neighbourhood of 3 of New York's cutting edge, real estate / hospitality and co-working venues

Confirmed Summit attendees only will receive an online sign up form link, please fill in to secure your place. If you are registered and have not received the form, please email to resend the link.


NoMad, East 25th Street: Custom-designed, flexible, and dedicated coworking spaces to support work, creativity and well-being.

Neue House, Madison Square: a private cultural and collaborative space for prominent creatives, artists and entrepreneurs.

AKA Times Square Hotel Residences: steps from iconic New York attractions like the Theater District, Restaurant Row, Hudson Yards, Bryant Park, Radio City Music Hall, and Rockefeller Center, AKA Times Square provides a quiet respite in the heart of one of the most the vibrant and thrilling areas of New York City.


Kindly hosted by AKA Hotel Residences

The Rooftop at AKA Hotel Residences, Time Square, NYC

AKA Times Square

123 West 44th St.

New York, NY  10036

Confirmed Summit attendees only.


Grab a healthy breakfast while meeting our exhibitors in the hall of solutions.

Grab drinks, fruits and pastries and reconvene with your peers to connect, talk about the days hopes and goals, and do business.


Piers Brown, CEO, International Hospitality Media

Day 2

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

Join Kathleen Booker, the Jedi of Calm for 15 minutes of Breathwork. She will be sharing first-hand the energy, peace and joy it can create in one's life and for your day at SAS Americas!  


Jan D Freitag, STR presents the latest extended stay Americas performance figures and his outlook on the future.

Business ready short term rental performance during large events.

Presented by Joseph DiTomaso, CEO, AllTheRooms

Piers Brown in conversation with Kamal, Advani, CEO, BridgeStreet

Day 2

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

Hospitality 'game-changing' companies pitch their product to a panel of industry experts - the audience! each member has a ficticious $50 million to invest across the companies looking for investment, who will be the winner?

Hosted by Chung-Man Tam, CEO, 2nd Address with

Jay Reno, CEO, Feather

Bao Vuong, President and Co-Founder, WhyHotel 

A review of the recent trends of the large franchisors and where they appear to be headed

Are large franchisors moving away from owned and managed hotels /extended stay hotels and toward franchising?

What are the benefits to the brand? What are some of the challenges? How does it change the internal structure and organization of the franchisor? What other legal developments are affecting franchising in the lodging industry?

Hosted by Mark Skinner, Partner, Highland Group

Bill Hall, SVP, Franchising operations, Red Roof

Ron Burgett, VP, Extended Stay Development, Choice Hotels

Eric Myers, VP, Franchise Sales and Development, My Place Hotels

Kimberly Smith Veazey, CEO AvenueWest Global Franchise, LLC   

Investment hub: serviced apartment and extended stay investors - what's 'hot' and what's 'not' from the eyes of investors in the Americas and Europe.

Mark VanStekelenburg, ISHC | Managing Director, New York and New England Practice Leader, CBRE Hotels Advisory | Capital Markets in conversation with

Jay Roberts, CEO and Co-Founder, Domio

Andrew Harrington, AHV Associates (Europe)


Engage and do business with industry leaders and find your solution in our exhibitor hall


Development workshop combining investors and operators interest to create an innovative extended stay concept. The workshop will trigger attendees creative ideas

Workshop lead by Mark Skinner, Highland Group and Piers Brown, IHM

Focus group huddles to include:

• Investor considerations - hosted by Weldon Mather, WM Consultancy

• Room design - hosted by Andria Santos, Fülhaus

• Services and operations - hosted by Ken Brown, Furnished Quarters

• Public spaces and networks in the neighbourhood - hosted by Filippo Cavandoli, NOMAD Aparthotels

• Technology - hosted by Todd Sabo, RMS



New hospitality brands are being introduced with increasing regularity. We grabbed a video camera and went onto the streets of New York to gauge 'recall' - the results will surprise you.

Findings presented by Glenn Haussman, No Vacancy and Piers Brown, IHM

Day 2

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

Discover something useful for your business and engage with our exhibitors 


Piers Brown, CEO, IHM in conversation with:

Harvey Hernandez, Co-Founder / CEO - Niido, and CEO Newgard Group

Larry Korman, President AKA Hotel Residences and Co-CEO, Korman Communities



Day 2

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

In this open session, attendees are encouraged to 'take to the chair' highlighting a topic they would like to raise for contributions from the collective.

Serviced apartments are becoming increasingly sophisticated when it comes to revenue management, and what more can they learn from others about demand management and dynamic pricing? What's next for OTAs and other distribution channels?

Hosted by Eric Bache, CCHP, Director of Product & Business Development, Streamline | Corporate Housing Software with:

Aaron Turner, CTO, BridgeStreet

Brent McMahan, Director of Enterprise Sales, SiteMinder

MJ Paschall, SVP, AKA Hotel Residences, a division of Kormann Communities  



Afternoon happy half hour drinks - well almost, 20 minutes to re-energise

Grab a bloody mary (non-alcoholic alternatives available) and join one of our stellar co-working, co-living and social spaces round table workshops.

As investors and operators get their heads around mobile working, co-working, co-living and social spaces consider how this will change traditional accommodation? What other big ideas are out there and could invade the hospitality space soon? Put yourself in the minds of digital nomads, start-ups, student accommodations and more.

Hosted by Glenn Haussman, No Vacancy News with George Sell, Serviced Apartment News

Deanna Ting, Senior Hospitality Editor, Skift

Ken Flornes, Owner, Flornes Consulting

Magdalena Sartori, Chief Creative Office, THE ASSEMBLAGE

Luke Bujarski, Founder / CEO, LUFT

Day 2

George Sell

Serviced Apartment News

Leaders gather to review the day's discussions and highlight their priorities as they return back to the office.


Hosted by Piers Brown, CEO, IHM

Day 2

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

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It’s been great, you have representation from the larger, more traditional operators as well as the new and emerging aparthotel operators. It’s fantastic to see them interacting with each other and it’s been great to be here.

Ariel Maidansky, CEO and co-founder, Envizzo - 2019

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