Apr 02, 2018
Executive Team Members Speak at the 2018 Hunter Conference
Vision Hospitality Group is pleased to announce that Mitch Patel, President & CEO, and Andrew Hibbard, Senior VP of Finance & Investments, were selected to speak at this year’s Hunter Hotel Investment Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Returning to the panel “Owning and Operating Boutique Hotels”, Mitch Patel shared his valuable insights on the increased demand for experiential travel and the opportunities this creates for the boutique hotel market. He was joined by the presidents of The Kessler Collection and Graduate Hotels, both prestigious boutique hotel companies. Alongside these industry leaders, Mitch offered his unique insight and vision, which resonated with the conference attendees and provided inspiration. His experience in entering the boutique hotel segment from a traditionally select-service background was well received, as was his evident passion for creating a cultured, local experience for guests of The Edwin Hotel and telling the Chattanooga story.
For the second year, Andrew Hibbard was invited to moderate the panel “Active Lending on Mid-Market Hotels”. Andrew was able to apply his extensive knowledge in debt financing to guide the diverse group of panelists and address many questions from the audience. Over the course of his career, he has sourced nearly one billion dollars of equity, mezzanine and senior debt financing for hospitality and mixed-use development projects. It was with this experience that he was able to curate the discussion to meet the audiences’ interests.