Hotel Gurus!

Last week’s Bisnow Lodging Investment Summit (we call it BLIS for short) in DC wasn’t just about the expert panelists, but also the 600 hospitality pros who attended to discover the latest trends and make deals. (There was so much handshaking that next year, we’ll be passing out Bengay.) Here’s who we found networking:


Here are some West Coasters: Bisnow director of Southern California operations Frank Sanchez, Woodbine Investment Corp’s Dupree Scovell, Sonnenblick Development founder Bob Sonnenblick (who also spoke), and Callison’s Christian Glauser Benz. Bob says his firm recently purchased 350 acres in Pinehurst, NC, where he hopes to break ground in January on a 330-room Westin hotel. He’s also talking with Tiger Woods Design about a golf course for the site.