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The Golden Age of Hospitality

The 18th International Hotel Investment Forum welcomed over 2,000 delegates from over 70 countries to Berlin for a meeting of global collaboration.

There was palpable optimism across the conference this year, not only praising the quality of the event but also the future of the hospitality industry. This positivity was reflected throughout the breaking news released during IHIF. This year saw more brands launched, hotels signed, reports released, appointments confirmed and developments unveiled than in the IHIF’s 18 year history. Several industry leading speakers commented that we are “entering the golden age of hospitality” and the energy and enthusiasm felt amongst delegates, speakers and sponsors certainly reflected this sentiment.

The event is a true global gathering and consistently brings together a diverse range of stakeholders from across the hospitality, property and investment communities. The importance of a global perspective and reach has never been more important than today in a world where the pace of political, economic, social, technological and capital structures is constantly changing. IHIF is seen by many as an essential ingredient for success within our industry and the importance of attending cannot be underestimated. For three days the most senior and influential members of the hotel community gathered in Berlin for unrivalled networking opportunities, outstanding evening receptions, an exhibition and the very best educational programme. Perhaps most importantly though, is the understanding that in attending IHIF, you are immersing yourself in an environment with others who are serious about doing business, completing deals and forging productive business relationships.

IHIF 2016 will take place on 7th-9th March. Thank you to those who attended and we hope the forum proved productive for you and we look forward to welcoming you back next year for another unmissable event

Kerry Gumas 
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Questex LLC



IHIF Awards


The winner of the IHIF 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award was Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Starwood Capital Group.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented during the morning of Tuesday 3rd March 2015.



IHIF is very pleased to once again recognise our future industry leaders through the Young Leader Award, held in conjunction with the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC).

The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), in conjunction with the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) named Greg Bows, Founder and Managing Director of African Impact, as the winner of the IHIF 2015 Young Leader Award.