Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM CDT
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 4:00 PM CDT

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Memphis Cook Convention Center 
255 N. Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

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2018 Southern Lodging Summit 

                         The program for the 16th Annual Southern Lodging Summit is outstanding! 
                                  This is the perfect time for you to register...and do it EARLY! 
                             You have until July 15th to take advantage of our speacial Early Bird pricing.

We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker for the 16th Annual Southern Lodging Summit                  

Richard Kelleher

Mr. Kelleher has founded two hospitality companies in his career and led a total of five. Pyramid is comprised of a portfolio of 100+ lodging properties under management or asset management, and is the fifth largest management company in the USA according to Hotel Management Magazine in 2017. In 1983, Kelleher co-founded Beacon Hotel Corporation, a Boston-based hotel development and management firm that grew to 40 properties in four years. He is former CEO of Doubletree Hotels and former chairman of the Board of Trustees of Legacy Hotels REIT Canada. Mr. Kelleher received his BS from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and his MS from Purdue University. He currently serves as President of the University of Massachusetts Foundation Board for which has raised over $350 million for UMass Amherst.

The premier event of the year includes the following programs:
Lunch with the Speakers
AHLA & Legislative Update
Presidents Panel
STR Presentation of Industry Trends
Keynote Speaker
CBRE - What's the real impact of labor on operating costs and hotel values
Sales Session - Finding the right approach to sales and marketing for your hotels
F&B Session - A great session on the food & beverage explosions in full service & select service hotels

For a preview of our Agenda Click Here     
For Sponsorship Opportunities & Registraiton Pricing Packet Click Here
Visit Our Southern Lodging Summit website: 


Top Sponsors
Nolan - Our Exclusive Audio Visual Partner  |  MMHLA  |  Pinkowski & Company  |  Hilton  |  IHG
Memphis Cook Convention Center  |  HotelNewsNow  |  AHLA  |  TnHTA  |  MFA  |  US Foods  |  

Supporters of the Summit
LaQuinta Management, LLC

Media Sponsors
HotelNewsNow | Key Magazine | Hotel Online 

In Kind Sponsors


Hotel Accomodations
Don't forget to mention the Southern Lodging Summit Rate!
Click Here for a list of hotels with special rates

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be received via email to:
By August 1st - Total will be refunded
By August 12th - 50% will be refunded
After August 12th - No refunds will be made.

All proceeds of the 2018 Southern Lodging Summit will benefit the Political Action Committees of the MMHLA, TnHTA and the AHLA.