Isadore Sharp to Receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin, Germany
Sharp graduated in architecture from Ryerson University in 1952. His educational background combined with his design and construction expertise, his single focus on satisfying the customer and his leadership skills have allowed him to attract the capital sources and a loyal employee base to create the largest luxury hotel management company in the world.
"We are delighted to present Sharp with this award for his outstanding contributions to the hotel industry. Sharp is an icon in the hotel industry. His acute attention to customer satisfaction and outstanding leadership skills should be an example followed by us all," said Jon Leibowitz, EVP of Questex Media Group, organizers of IHIF.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is selected by the IHIF Advisory Board which comprises leading executives from the European hotel investment industry that meet each year at Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne to discuss the programme for the following year.
Previous Lifetime Achievement Award winners have included: Lord Forte, Forte Hotels; Gabriel Escarrer, Sol Melia; Paul Dubrule & Gerard Pellison, Accor; Georg Rafael, Rafael Hotels; Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Carlson; PRS Oberoi, Oberoi Hotels; Kurt Ritter, Rezidor; Jim Sherwood, Orient-Express; David Michels, Hilton International and Michael Hirst OBE, CB Richard Ellis Hotels.
IHIF is Europe's largest gathering of hotel industry leaders, drawing a record crowd of nearly 1,800 in March 2008. Programme information is available online at , and registration for the 2009 event is now open.
About Questex Media Group, Inc. | Questex Media Group, Inc is a global, diversified business-to-business media organization serving multiple industries including hotel and hospitality, travel, technology, beauty, spa, among numerous other specialty industries with its well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, research, and other marketing and media related services. The company's combined operations include more than 450 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe.
Strategically, Questex places a strong emphasis on serving the hotel and hospitality market and has created the Questex HotelWorld Network, which provides access and opportunity within all facets of the global hotel and lodging industry, and includes Hotel & Motel Management, Hotel Design, Luxury Hotelier, and The Hotel Times publications and prominent events including the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) held in Berlin, the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference, IHIF Asia Pacific, HotelWorld Expo & Conference part of International Hospitality Week held in Las Vegas and the HOTEC series of three-day forums held across the globe.
Bench Events - A Portal for the Hotel Industry | As organisers of top conferences for the hotel and investment industry, Bench Events is a growing entity which currently hosts hotel investment conferences in Berlin, Dubai and Moscow in partnership with other leading providers. Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of Bench Events is one of the organisers and founders of the International Hotel Investment Forum held each year in Berlin. In 2005, he was responsible for launching the successful Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Dubai and in 2008, is hosting the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference in Moscow.
Director of Public Relations of Questex