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ASFONA Board Meeting
May 18, 2017, The "W" Hotel, Washington D.C.

A meeting of the ASFONA Board of Directors and ASFONA Associate Members was held at The “W” Hotel – Washington D.C. on May 18th & 19th 2017. Bobby Bowers from Smith Travel Research made a presentation to the group on the prevailing and projected business environment in North America including the expanded markets to be covered by ASFONA going forward. John Shingler gave an extended presentation on the new structure of ASFONA and its commitment to Marriott during the Starwood/Marriott integration.

The ASFONA group joined together for the traditional ASFONA “Chefs Creation Dinner” followed by an after-dinner reception in the spectacular “W” Hotels Roof Top Bar overlooking the “Whitehouse Grounds.

On Friday May 19th the ASFONA Owners Board of Directors met with Marriott International. An overview as follows:

8.30 AM

In Attendance:

ASFONA - John Shingler (Chairman) - Hung Luk – Paul Wischermann – Jay Mahan – Gerry Chase – Greg Miller - Ben Seidel – Suhas Naik – Anjali Agarwal - Jonathan Lifschutz – Howard Zetley.

MARRIOTT – Liam Brown – President Franchising & Owner Services & Select Service Brands:


Dave Johnson – President & CEO – Aimbridge Hospitality
Mark Sharkey – President – Remington Hotels
Bruce Kinseth – EVP – Kinseth Hospitality Companies

Budget & Financials Report – John Shingler

The Board of Directors together with Marriott discussed the following:

Discussion Points:

Sales Integration – including Pre-Opening
Accounting Integration
Reservations / Referral
Property Management System
RFP Process
Sheraton Brand Plans
General Business Environment – Open Discussion

12.30 PM – Conclusion of Board Meeting

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