Walter Isenberg Named to 2014 AH&LA Board of Directors

New American Hotel & Lodging Association Board Represents Dynamic Leaders from Across the Lodging Industry

Mar 06, 2014, 13:14 ET from Sage Hospitality

DENVER, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- President and CEO of Sage Hospitality, Walter Isenberg, has been named to the 2014 board of directors for the American Hotel & Lodging Association.  All members are new to the board of directors, which is comprised solely of C-level lodging executives representing the full scope of the lodging sector, including brands, owners and REITS, management companies, independents, and state associations.  The AH&LA board meets twice yearly to discuss a broad range of industry and association-related issues.


"I'm excited for this opportunity to positively impact the hotel and lodging industry," said Isenberg.  "Sage Hospitality is growing and becoming more and more of an industry leader.  I hope to share insights that have benefitted our company, so that others may benefit, and the hospitality industry as a whole can grow and thrive."

The new board of directors was appointed by the AH&LA Nominating Committee and AH&LA Bylaws Task Force.  A new board was selected to reflect the completely new strategic direction and membership model passed last June by a vote of association members. 

"AH&LA has undergone a major transformation that brings together the entire industry under one national umbrella, focuses the association on advocacy, and allows the industry to speak with one strong voice." said AH&LA President/CEO Katherine Lugar.  "Our new board of directors is an outstanding group of leaders representing every segment of the industry, who will provide the thought leadership and guidance to ensure that AH&LA is positioned to deliver real value to hoteliers throughout the country."

Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee U.S. lodging industry, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides focused advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry generating $155.5 billion in annual sales from 4.9 million guestrooms.

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About Sage Hospitality

Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality has strategically grown into one of the largest privately held hotel management, investment and development companies in the nation operating a variety of large, full-service hotels and extended stay and select-service properties. Sage Hospitality's comprehensive management portfolio includes major international brands for Marriott, Starwood, Hilton and IHG as well as the independent boutique hotels. Sage Hospitality has further differentiated with the creation of the Sage Restaurant Group, which has created and is managing over nine unique restaurant concepts including the acclaimed Mercat a la Planxa restaurant in Chicago. For more information, please visit

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