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California Lodging Investment Conference [CLIC] hosts seventh annual event


Now celebrating its 7th year, the day-long event draws some of the industry’s largest and most well-known owners, operators, brands and hospitality-related experts in the world.

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. – Officials of the California Lodging Investment Conference [CLIC], the only hospitality conference focused on the California hotel market, announced the successful completion of its seventh annual event held at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif. With nearly 300 attendees, the conference included an opening reception for all attendees and a series of networking events and expert panels discussing the state of the California hotel industry followed by the post-conference networking mixer.

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“As we continue to build attendance, I was pleased to see so many new faces joining our stalwart returning friends who wanted to learn about the latest and greatest happenings with hotels in the Golden State,” said,” Craig Sullivan, founder and president, [CLIC]. “From a market by-market overview of major California cities by Bruce Ford of Lodging Econometrics to probing discussions about labor solutions, there was something for virtually anyone with hotel interests in the California hotel market.  And with the strong prognostications that arose during this year’s event, it looks like 2024 is going to be another strong year for the hospitality industry.”

Starting with an opening night mixer highlighted by the presentation of the California Hotel Development Deals of the Year to the joint AC/Moxy DTLA and The Pendry Newport Beach, the conference provided multiple networking opportunities and educational sessions.  This year’s panels included, “Hotel Labor, Economy & Inflation,” “Hotel PIPs, Construction & Tech” and “Hotel Revenue Enhancement & Strategies.” Jason Riederer of AHLA also gave a California policy update.

The event concluded with Jim Butler, founding partner of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP, and founder and chairman of the Firm’s Global Hospitality Group, receiving CLIC’s prestigious lifetime achievement award.

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