Author | Brent Jackson, President
February 2, 2020 - February 4, 2020 | Atlanta, GA
My wife, Monica, and I recently returned from Atlanta, GA where we attended the 2020 CHOC OIC (Choice Hotels Owners Council Owners Investment Conference) at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta.
I serve on the RAB for Region 4 of CHOC, as well as the Rising Stars Advisory Board for Choice Hotels in 2020. We had a chance to connect and share best practices with members of both groups at the recent event in Atlanta.
The three day event included an opening reception with tailgate-style food and games. There was air hockey, popshot basketball, darts, a massive foosball table, and more; including an appearance by FSU legend Warrick Dunn.
Monday opened with a general session followed by an Industry Intelligence Panel (Hotel News Now's Senior Managing Editor hosted a panel featuring experts from STR, CBRE Hotels, and the Georgia Hotel Association), then a full day of breakout sessions. Brent attended sessions on topics including The Rising Cost of Capital Expenditures, Managing in a Two-Speed Economy, and Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law.
Monday night concluded with an evening event where the ballroom was converted to a speakeasy for dining, networking, and drinks; with a full casino and all proceeds from donations going to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
The event concluded Tuesday with a General Session featuring a conversation with Pat Pacious of Choice Hotels and one last breakout, Inhospitable to Human Trafficking Training.