Leading Hotels of the World Inspires Industry Leaders at 2023 Sales Marketing and Distribution Conference

NEW YORK, NY — (June 2023) - The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW) held its 2023 Sales Marketing & Distribution Conference from June 2 - 4 in Munich, Germany. Over 200 Owners, Sales, Marketing, Revenue and Communications executives from over 120 Leading Hotels joined LHW’s global team for three days of inspiring business content and meaningful networking opportunities.

LHW sales, marketing, technology and distribution leaders from around the world shared actionable insights and strategies to support member hotels' revenue generation, providing tangible takeaways on how to leverage LHW and industry-leading tools to empower their success.

The conference included a dynamic mix of thought leadership presentations and panel discussions, business sessions and workshops and one-to-one meetings with LHW's global team. A roster of influential speakers took to the mainstage including LHW’s executive leadership team: Chris Walker, Phil Koserowski, Lauren Alba, Deniz Omurgonulsen and Michael Lederman. Additionally, founder of trend forecasting agency Globetrender, Jenny Southan, spoke to the group and strategic partners including Hotelbeds, Sabre Hospitality, DayBlink GPO, Mason Rose PR, 80 DAYS, Intelity, Sojern, Canary Technologies, Mews, and IDeaS joined insightful panel discussions and workshops.

The scope of support LHW offers its 400+ members was highlighted through developments including the evolution of the Leaders Club loyalty programme, the new LHW Mobile App, advantageous business partnerships negotiated through Leading Strategic Sourcing and deeper, personalized support from LHW’s global offices.

Evenings included engaging networking moments, a Bavarian cultural event and an experiential dinner. All conference activities took place in an around Munich and at LHW’s host property, Hotel Bayerischer Hof.

Reminding participants that for almost 100 years, LHW has been at the service of its member hotels, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer Chris Walker closed the conference by inviting member hotels and partner to actively engage with the brand, select the relevant tools for their businesses and to continue collaborating: “We at Leading exist to help you be successful. This is a truly collaborative effort”.

The three-day Sales Marketing & Distribution Conference concluded with an entertaining Farewell Dinner at BMW World. An evening filled with enjoyment and excitement welcomed LHW’s guests as they made new connections and shared takeaways with their industry colleagues and friends. In the spirit of sustainability, LHW arranged for all delegates’ CO2 to be offset via ClimatePartner, in support of a project to plant more resilient woodlands in Germany.

The 2024 Sales Marketing and Distribution Conference will be held May 30 – June 1 in Stockholm, Sweden at LHW host hotel Grand Hotel Stockholm.

About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW)
Comprised of more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries, LHW is the largest collection of independent luxury hotels. In 1928, 38 independent hoteliers came together to create LHW. Since then, the Company has carefully curated distinctive hotels, resorts, inns, chalets, villas, and safari camps from the snow-capped Alps of Europe to the African veldt, to share them with adventurous souls who seek the remarkably uncommon. The LHW community is filled of exceptional individuals, united by a passion for the surprising discoveries and details that come with every experience. LHW hoteliers are artisans of hospitality whose expertise, commitment to excellence, and individual flair allows them to create story-worthy moments for their guests. And it is these authentic, individualized experiences combined with the warm hospitality and high-touch service they provide that keeps discerning travelers returning again and again. LHW’s collection covers the globe and promises a broad range of destinations and uncommon experiences, enhanced by LHW’s tiered guest loyalty program Leaders Club. From converted former palaces, and countryside retreats run by the same families for generations, to gleaming skyscrapers in dynamic urban centers, serene private island escapes, glamorous tented camps – and beyond –  explore, find inspiration, and experience unforgettable travel moments. For more information visit: www.lhw.com, Facebook at @LeadingHotels, Twitter at @LeadingHotels and Instagram @leadinghotelsoftheworld.
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