Choice Chairman Stewart Bainum to be honored at ALIS
Choice Chairman Stewart Bainum to be honored at ALIS
04 OCTOBER 2018 3:10 PM

Since the 1980s, Bainum has led a number of enterprises including four current or former publicly listed companies. The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) will be held on 28-30 January 2019 in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, CA – Stewart Bainum, Jr., Chairman of Choice Hotels International, will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) on January 28-30, 2019, in Los Angeles. This prominent award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the hospitality industry through their actions, deeds, and great accomplishments.

Stewart Bainum, Jr. is Chairman of Choice Hotels International and Artis Senior Living. Since the 1980’s, he has led a number of enterprises including four current or former publicly listed companies. Stewart joined the leadership team of Quality Inns, which later became Choice Hotels, in 1976. Since then, the company has grown from 240 Quality Inn hotels to more than 6,800 properties under 12 hotel brands in more than 40 countries. He has served as Chairman of the Board since 1997. Stewart joined his father's Manor Care business in 1972, serving as Chairman and CEO from 1987 to 1998. The Washington Business Journal credited Bainum with "turning the low-key company into a billion-dollar enterprise" and the hotels division into the world's second largest hotel franchisor. Bainum, who was described by Forbes as a "fiscal-minded Democrat," served eight years in the Maryland General Assembly as Delegate (1979-1983) and State Senator (1983-1987). Stewart received a B.A. degree in history from Pacific Union College and a Masters in Business Administration from UCLA. He is also a member of UCLA's Anderson School of Management's Board of Advisors and the Real Estate Roundtable.

“We are honored to be presenting the 2019 ALIS Lifetime Achievement Award to Stewart Bainum, Jr.,” stated Jim Burba, Co-Founder of BHN and ALIS Chair. “Under his leadership over the past four decades, Choice Hotels has become one of the world’s largest and best-known hotel companies. This, coupled with his lifetime of achievements and civic engagement, makes Mr. Bainum a most deserving recipient of this Award,” Burba added.

Program information and registration is available on the ALIS website, For general information and sponsorship opportunities, contact BHN conference manager, Rachel Ugay.

Produced by Northstar Travel Group, in association with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the two-and-a-half-day ALIS event features an extensive array of seminars and panels hosted by leading experts and investors discussing important trends and identifying new opportunities. The conference attracts the lodging industry’s leading hotel executives, investors, lenders, developers, and professional advisory community.

Northstar Travel Group is the global leader of business intelligence, information, data, research, digital marketing services and events for senior-level professionals in the travel, meetings and hospitality industries. The Northstar portfolio includes; Travel Weekly, Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia, TravelAge West, Business Travel News, The Beat, Travel Procurement, Web in Travel, Phocuswright, Burba Hotel Network, Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions, Meetings & Conventions China, Incentive, Association News, Sports Travel and 75 annual events in thirteen countries including leading events such as the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), Phocuswright, TEAMS, Web in Travel, and Mountain Travel Symposium. Northstar is also the majority shareholder in Inntopia, the leading SaaS e-commerce software, CRM database marketing and predictive analytics business serving the mountain destination, activities, and specialty destination travel markets. Northstar Travel Group is owned by EagleTree Capital and is based in Secaucus, NJ, with offices in New York, NY; Denver, CO; Los Angeles, CA; Winston-Salem, NC; Stowe, VT; Edwards, CO, Glen Ellyn, IL, Costa Mesa, CA, and global offices in Singapore, Beijing, and Shanghai.

Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 8 million jobs the U.S. lodging industry supports, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, bed and breakfasts, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry that advances long-term career opportunities for employees, invests in local communities across the country and hosts more than one billion guests’ stays in American hotels every year. AHLA proudly represents a dynamic hotel industry of more than 54,000 properties that supports $1.1 trillion in U.S. sales and generates nearly $170 billion in taxes to local, state, and federal governments. Learn more at

BHN is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With over three decades of experience, more than 150 events completed to-date, and in excess of 100,000 international delegates, BHN conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business, and to learn about the latest trends. BHN events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; ALIS Law in Los Angeles; ALIS Summer Update; Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) in Singapore; Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong; HICAP UPDATE in Singapore; Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) in Mumbai; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) in London; and HotelsWorld in Sydney. The BHN website at is the gateway for information about the conferences BHN produces, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world. BHN is a division of Northstar Travel Group.

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