September 11, 2018 Baltimore, Maryland 








SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 1:00PM - 8:00PM

While both supply and demand are up, Baltimore’s hospitality industry is still feeling the financial hit from 2015’s protests and violent unrest. The only way to come back is to change the perception of the city. Visit Baltimore, the city’s CVB, has a campaign out to convince the city and state to build a new convention center, which would drive business dollars back into the economy. Baltimore’s City Council is also working toward attracting meetings and conferences currently scheduled in North Carolina looking to move due to the recent passing of House Bill 2.


1. Hear from revenue and operations experts on game-changing ways to positively influence your ROI

2. Network with local developers, investors, owners, and expert consultants to help you maximize profits on your current property OR meet with new prospects to find your next deal

3. Dive deep into the Baltimore market plus its surrounding secondary and tertiary markets currently driving demand

"Baltimore hoteliers have an unprecedented opportunity to play a part in the revitalization of the city's tourism industry following the civil unrest of 2015. The Hotel ROI Conference will show those hoteliers how to best capitalize on that opportunity and on Baltimore's current healthcare-industry surge." - Jagruti Panwala, AAHOA Treasurer 

2018 Confirmed Speakers

Ben Seidel, President/CEO, Real Hospitality Group

As President and Chief Executive Office for Real Hospitality Group, Ben Seidel is forging new ground in hospitality management. Having a lifetime career and passion for the industry, Real Hospitality Group is redefining the meaning of owner relations, championing innovative guest service programs, and emphasizing community-based initiatives under Ben’s visionary leadership. In under 7 years, Real Hospitality Group has grown into one of the Top 15 US Hotel Management Companies with this focus on relationships and positive results.

In addition to leading the Real Hospitality Group team, Ben also serves as President of Marriott’s Owners Council for the Aloft brand, is a Board member of the AHLA, and ASFONA in addition to being an active member of various hospitality boards and associations. Mr. Seidel has taught hospitality marketing and accounting management at the Central Connecticut State University’s school of hospitality and is a current participant in the development of the School of Hospitality Management at the West Virginia University in Morgantown. Ben is a graduate of West Chester University in Pennsylvania and is CHA/CHSP certified by AHLAEI.