Speaking Engagement

Enhancing Luxury Hospitality Assets through Brands, Retail & Design

Bisnow New York Hotel & Hospitality Event

Venue 42 by Convene
5 Times Square
New York, NY 10006

Blank Rome partner Christy L. Reuter, head of our hospitality practice, will serve as a panel moderator at Bisnow’s New York Hotel & Hospitality Event, being held Thursday April 18, 2024, from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m., in New York, New York.


Hear from developers, hotel owners, investors, designers, and city officials on the future of hotel development and investment activity. Furthermore, learn how the hotel industry is navigating this choppy market while ensuring the supply and demand dynamics are ready for when the market normalizes.


  • The latest on the Airbnb crackdown in New York City as well as the impact from the migrant crisis on the New York hotel sector.
  • What to expect for acquisition activity in the Northeast market for 2024 amidst the capital markets recovery.
  • How New York City development activity compares to other major markets and what it will take for there to be an increase in new hotel development.
  • How travel numbers and the challenging economic climate are impacting investor appetite in the New York City hotel market.
  • How asset managers and property managers are enhancing the appeal of their luxury assets in a competitive hotel market.
  • The areas in New York City that are in highest demand for guests and how that compare to other markets across the country.

Christy’s session, “Enhancing Luxury Hospitality Assets through Brands, Retail & Design,” will take place from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.


The panel will discuss design, property, and asset management strategies that allow hotel brands to get ahead in the competitive market.


  • Moderator: Christy Reuter, Blank Rome
  • Dana Jacobsohn, Chief Development Officer, North America Luxury Brand, Marriott International
  • Chip Ohlsson, Chief Development Officer, Wyndham Hotel Group
  • Dan Thorman, SVP, Development, Aimbridge Hospitality
  • Ian Mills, Executive Director, Morris Adjmi Architects

Other sessions include:

  • Hotel Resurgence & Identifying Future Development Trends
  • Investment & Acquisition Outlook

Blank Rome is pleased to be a sponsor of this event.

For more information or to register, please visit the New York Hotel & Hospitality Event webpage.

Christy Reuter at Bisnow’s New York Hotel & Hospitality Event April 18 2024
Christy Reuter (far right) moderating the “Enhancing Luxury Hospitality Assets through Brands, Retail & Design” panel at Bisnow’s New York Hotel & Hospitality Event, April 18, 2024.