The hospitality industry is home to some truly amazing folks. And at the Lodging Conference in Phoenix, we had an opportunity to celebrate one of them. Continental was honored to host a champagne toast to Gilda Perez-Alvarado, Global CEO of JLL Hotels & Hospitality, following her receipt of The Castell Award at the Lodging Conference. We love seeing people with a passion for the hospitality industry get recognized for their contributions. Thank you to Peggy Berg, Harry Javer, Emily Pavelka Mueller, Karin Harrington, and Michelle Finn and all those who helped put together a lovely event.


The Lodging Conference brings together hotel industry owners, operators, presidents, CEOs, COOs, and dealmakers to strategize about development, finance, franchising, management, construction, design, and operations. Continental was honored to participate in one of the THINK TANK panels on CapEx Strategy. It was a great gathering, where great conversations and discussions took place.

Blake Snow with Ferguson Enterprises, Continental’s Renee Bagshaw, and Karin Harrington with Studio Partnership in Las Vegas for HD Expo.