NYU lecture series to feature David Kong

The NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality will present the Annual Stephen W. Brener Distinguished Lecturer Series in Hospitality Management, featuring guest speaker David Kong, retired president/CEO, BWH Hotel Group, and principal, DEI Advisors. The event will take place on April 13, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Astor Ballroom at the New York Marriott Marquis.

During the event, titled “Hospitality Leadership in Times of Change: The Transformative Legacy of David Kong,” Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman/CEO, of Loews Hotels & Co., and co-chairman of the board of Loews Corporation, will lead a conversation with Kong on his career and the future of hospitality. A reception will follow the discussion.

When Kong—who was profiled in the Sept. 15, 2021, issue of Hotel Businessannounced his plans to retire from his leadership role at BWH Hotel Group last year, he did so as the longest-running CEO of any major hotel company. His leadership and legacy, characterized by a genuine care for people and a passion for hospitality, attracted praise and respect from his peers across the industry.

Among the topics that will be featured, Kong and Tisch will discuss the emergence of hospitality from the pandemic. While the industry is showing marked and welcome signs of recovery, these two thought leaders also will explore some of the challenges that may still lie ahead.

To RSVP for the event, please register here.