2018 Historic Hotels Annual Conference
The BROADMOOR (1918) Colorado Springs, Colorado
October 30 - November 2, 2018

 

Full Agenda

Agenda at a Glance*

*Agenda is subject to change. Check back for updates.

Monday, October 29: Pre-Conference
 

Optional Pre-Stay at Cloud Camp, The Ranch at Emerald Valley, or The Broadmoor

Optional Pre-Tours, Special Experiences & Excursions

Tuesday, October 30
 

Optional Pre-Stay at Cloud Camp, The Ranch at Emerald Valley, or The Broadmoor

Optional Pre-Tours, Special Experiences & Excursions

8:00-4:00 pm Pre-Conference Seminar: Heritage Marketing Executive Education, Colorado Hall ABProfessor Brad Hudson, Ph.D, President, Brand Heritage Institute and Associate Professor of Marketing, Boston College
1:00-7:00 pm Historic Hotels Annual Conference Hospitality Desk, Pompeiian Room, Broadmoor Main
6:00-8:00 pm 2018 Annual Conference Begins- Centennial Celebration, Hosted by The Broadmoor

Welcome Reception, A Taste of The Broadmoor, Lake Terrace Dining Room, Broadmoor Main

Sample A Taste of The Broadmoor while enjoying the finest favorites from its celebrated award-winning restaurants.
8:00 pm

After the Reception, Play at The Broadmoor, Broadmoor West 

Enjoy no-host local and regional beverage tastes such as Colorado microbrews, wines, spirits, nostalgic cocktails, or even an adult milkshake.

Wednesday, October 31
7:00-8:10 am Rocky Mountains Breakfast & Tradeshow, International Center South - Sponsored by Twinings Tea
8:15 am

General Session, International Center North

Welcome – Larry Horwitz, Executive Director, Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide 

Board of Advisors Greeting – Joseph J. Vezzoso, Chair, Board of Advisors; Vice President Resort Operations and Sales at French Lick Resort/ French Lick & West Baden Springs Hotels 

Welcome, The Broadmoor Tradition – Jack Damioli, President and CEO, The Broadmoor

Welcome – John Ueberroth, Chairman, Preferred Hotel Group

Welcome– Barbara H. Pahl, Senior Vice President for Preservation Field Services, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Leverage Your Historic Assets, 2018 Highlights and 2019 Preview – Larry Horwitz

Sponsors and Exhibitors Introductions – Stephanie Calhoun, Senior Manager, Member Services & Support, Historic Hotels

9:40 am Networking Break & Tradeshow, International Center South - Sponsored by Northern Lights Restoration
10:10 am

General Session, International Center North - Sponsored by GCommerce

Keynote Speaker: Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life - Lea Berman , Author, former White House Social Secretary and Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush

Keynote Speaker: Hands-On Preservation Experience, Rehabilitating Historic Places Including Historic Hotels with a New Generation of Preservationists- Monica Rhodes, Director, HOPE Crew, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Keynote Speaker: CBRE Hotels Americas Research Historic Hotels Forecast 2019 – 2021 - R. Mark Woodworth, Senior Managing Director & Head of Lodging Research, CBRE Hotels Americas Research
12:30 pm

Centennial Celebration Lunch, Main Ballroom. Broadmoor Main - Sponsored by Coca-Cola® 

Lunch will feature recipes from The Broadmoor's newly released book Spirit of The West, Recipes, History & Traditions by Sarah Anschutz Hunt.

1:45-2:25 pm

Academies Select from Academy #1, #2, or #3 - Colorado Hall B, Colorado Hall D, and Colorado Hall E 

Academy #1: Culinary Trends vs. Culinary Traditions -  The Broadmoor Culinary Leadership - Adam Thomas, Executive Pastry Chef, Mark Musial, Chef de Cuisine Ristorante Del Lago/Play, Justin Miller Executive Sous Chef of Restaurants, and Luis Young, Chef de Cuisine, Summit

Academy #2: From The Broadmoor Kitchens to Community Tables – The Broadmoor Leadership - John Johnstone, Vice President of Food and Beverage and the Colorado Springs Rescue Mission

Academy #3: The New Dynamics and Opportunities in Search Marketing Chris Jackson, President & Managing Partner, GCommerce

2:25 pm Switch Academies -  Transition from Session 1 to Session 2
2:30-3:15 pm

Academies Select from Academy #4, #5, or #6 - Colorado Hall B, Colorado Hall D, and Colorado Hall E

Academy #4: Broadmoor University: Graduating "The Best" for Over 100 Years - Cindy Johnson, Vice President of Human Resources, The Broadmoor and Carin Armstrong, Director of Training, The Broadmoor

Academy #5: Local Public and Private Collaboration is Essential to Successfully Restore, Open, and Operate a Former “Grande Dame” - Edward M. Riley, A.I.A., Founding Partner and Managing Member of Hotel Syracuse Restoration Companies and Brine Wells Real Estate Development and Technical Services

Academy #6: Understanding the Modern Software Landscape: The Cloud is Now - Mark Loyd, President, Jonas Hospitality

3:15-4:15 pm Networking Break & Tradeshow – International Center South
5:45 pm Shuttles Begin for Reception Please meet in The Broadmoor South Lobby for transfers
6:00 pm

Gold Rush Halloween Dinner Party – “Pikes Peak or Bust,” Cheyenne Lodge - Wild West costumes recommended, Sponsored by J.A.Uniforms

8:30-9:00 pm Shuttle Transfers
8:30-11:00 pm Enjoy No-Host Cocktails, at Play at The Broadmoor
Thursday, November 1
7:00-8:15 am Rocky Mountains Breakfast & Tradeshow, International Center South - Sponsored by Customer Direct
8:25 am

General Session, International Center North - Sponsored by ACFN 

Keynote Speaker: Cyber-Readiness, Risk Management, Preparation, and Critical Actions for Cyber Disruption - David J. Caswell, Colonel, United States Air Force; Chair, Engineering Division, Permanent Professor and Head, Department of Computer and Cyber Sciences, United States Air Force Academy

Keynote Speaker: You Can Create Magic Too…Lessons in Leadership, Management and Customer Service - Lee Cockerell, former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort 

10:00-10:25 am Networking Break & Tradeshow, International Center South - Sponsored by Q4 Launch
10:30 am

General Session, International Center North

Keynote Speaker: Ritz & Escoffier, The Hotelier, The Chef, & the Rise of the Leisure Class - Luke Barr, Luke Barr, Celebrated New York Times Bestselling Author of Provence 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste; Named Recipient of the 2018 Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year Award

Keynote Speaker: Cultural Branding for Historic Hotels – Bradford Hudson, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Marketing, Boston College and President, Brand Heritage Institute

11:50 am 2019 Annual Conference Announcement
12:20 pm

Historic Milestones & Celebrations and Best Practices Awards Lunch, Main Ballroom, Broadmoor Main - Sponsored by Standard Textile  - Presented by Stephanie Calhoun, Senior Manager, Member Services & Support and Diana Landivar, Manager, Revenue & Distribution

Featuring Culinary Favorites From the Past 100 Years of The Broadmoor’s Kitchens

1:45 pm

Academies – Select from Academy #7, #8, #9, or #10 - Colorado Hall B, Colorado Hall E, Colorado Hall A, and Colorado Hall D 

Academy #7: Broadmoor University: Graduating "The Best" for Over 100 Years
- Cindy Johnson, Vice President of Human Resources, The Broadmoor and Carin Armstrong, Director of Training, The Broadmoor 

Academy #8: What Is Your Hotel's Visual Reputation? A Photographic Journey. - Michelle Chaplow, Founder, Hotel Essence Photography, Award-winning member of Royal Photographic Society of Britain

Academy #9: Are You or Your Hotel At Risk?  How to Avoid the Top 10.5 Exposures Unique to Historic Hotels - Kurt Meister, Senior Vice President Hospitality, Distinguished Programs

Academy #10: A Historic Tour of Astor’s Belgian Truffles with French Master Chocolatier! A Full Chocolate Truffle Tasting and Select Wine Pairing - Chef Sebastien Beline, Master Chocolatier, Astor Chocolate 

2:25 pm Switch Academies -Transition from Session 1 to Session 2
2:30 pm

Academies – Select from Academy #11, #12, or #13 – Colorado Hall A, Colorado Hall E, and Colorado Hall D

Academy #11: Small Hotels, Big Ideas - Jack Moyer, Vice President & General Manager, 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, and Sara Brooks, General Manager, Napa River Inn

Academy #12: Maker’s Mark – Storytelling with One of America’s Most Beloved Bourbon Brands - David Kearns, Maker's Mark Diplomat

Academy #13: A Historic Tour of Astor’s Belgian Truffles with French Master Chocolatier! A Full Chocolate Truffle Tasting and Select Wine Pairing - Chef Sebastien Beline, Master Chocolatier, Astor Chocolate 

3:15-4:00 pm

Networking Break & Tradeshow – International Center South

6:00 pm Closing Reception, International Center Pavilion
7:00 pm 2018 Historic Hotels Annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony and Gala Dinner, International Center North - Sponsored by Astor Chocolate and Molton Brown
Friday, November 2
 

Optional Post-Stay at Cloud Camp, The Ranch at Emerald Valley, or The Broadmoor

Optional Post-Tours, Special Experiences & Excursions