Looking Back and to the Future
by Steve Weisz, ARDA
January 13, 2016
What a year it has
been—with events and circumstances happening around the globe that truly left
us speechless at times. We’ve witnessed
the unimaginable peaks and valleys that often happened in just the blink of an
eye. People showed us their character and some just showed us they’re
characters. A memorable year with continuous hopes for promise as we start
As I look back, I think
how recent announcements of acquisitions will have a profound effect on the
growth and opportunities in hospitality for the next generation. Consolidation
and strategic alliances certainly led the way with the industry showing a
strong resurgence of performance and activity we haven’t seen in years.
These are a promising
indictor of things to come. We’re in a financially healthy business
environment, with great leaders and entrepreneurs that continue to show the
spirit of what got us where we are today.
I encourage all of you
to show your own spirit of enterprise and innovation and create a legacy that
will be remembered by tomorrow’s leaders and redefine our industry for the
For more on what’s
happening in 2016, please see the January Developments!