A discussion part of Boston University's School of Hospitality Administration 2020 Alumni Weekend.THE GLOBAL
HOSPITALITY LANDSCAPE: IMPACT OF COVID AND STAGES OF RE-OPENING IN THE CARIBBEAN, SUB-SAHARAN
AFRICA, AND THE MIDDLE EAST MODERATOR: Leora Halpern Lanz, ISHC – Associate Professor of the Practice &
Chair of the Graduate Program, BU SHAPANELISTS: Mmatsatsi Ramawela – Transformation Council, Ministry of
Tourism South Africa; Chair, Auspex Hotels & Leisure ManagementHala Matar Choufany – President, HVS Middle
East, Africa and South AsiaJuan Corvinos Solans – VP Development, Latin America & Caribbean, Hilton
Leora Halpern Lanz
Leora Halpern Lanz is the principal of LHL Communications, a hospitality content marketing, branding and media
relations advisory. She is also full-time faculty teaching various marketing classes at Boston University’s School of
Hospitality. In February 2017 she was named one of the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Marketing by the
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI).
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Hala Matar Choufany
Hala is an experienced Managing Partner and Hospitality Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Contract Negotiation, Feasibility Studies, Development Recommendation, Valuation, Asset Management, and Strategic Advisory; she has advised on more than 2,500 hospitality and mixed-use projects in the last 15 years across Europe, MEA and Asia.
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