Andrea Belfanti, Government Director of ISHC, commented, “Jack DeBoer is extraordinarily deserving of this award and ISHC is honored to have the ability to give it to him. Because the pioneer of the extended-stay idea over 40 years in the past, his imaginative and prescient has eternally modified the panorama of the hospitality business. Right this moment the extended-stay phase is much more related to our business than ever earlier than and continues to develop exponentially. ISHC members acknowledge the unbelievable influence Jack has had on our business and we’re grateful for his legacy.”
With the founding of Residence Inn, adopted by Summerfield Suites and Candlewood Suites, DeBoer is acknowledged because the pioneer of the extended-stay and all-suite resort ideas. He designed and constructed the primary Residence Inn, an all-suite resort, in downtown Wichita, Kansas, in 1975, and constructed or franchised 103 extra properties earlier than promoting The Residence Inn Firm to Marriott Company in 1987. In 1988, he co-founded Summerfield Lodge Company, a second-generation upscale all-suite resort chain, which was bought to Hyatt. In 1995, he based the Candlewood Lodge Firm. After growing 130 inns, Candlewood was bought by InterContinental Inns Group in December 2003. In June 2002, DeBoer used his extended-stay resort mannequin to create Worth Place, a short-term condominium idea that continues to develop. Worth Place, now generally known as WoodSprings, bought to Selection Inns in January 2018. In 2014, he based WaterWalk Lodge Residences, a hybrid between a resort and an condominium.
Right this moment, DeBoer serves as chairman of the board for the Hix Company, the premier producer of printing tools, electrical and fuel dryers, and machines for the meals business. He additionally serves as chairman of Consolidated Holdings, Inc., an organization he based in 1989.
Along with many different enterprise ventures and civic pursuits, DeBoer likes to fly and is an lively pilot. He at present holds the three kilometer world velocity report for jet plane below 18,000 kilos. In 1988, DeBoer and his spouse, Marilyn, accomplished a four-month-long journey world wide in his Gulfstream II. They studied the wants of the world all through their travels. From this expertise, the DeBoers are actually deeply concerned in World Imaginative and prescient tasks in Myanmar.
ISHC Chair Elizabeth Winkle, ISHC, Chief Technique Officer of STR and President Chris Cylke, ISHC, Chief Working Officer of REVPAR Worldwide, Inc. offered the Pioneer Award throughout plenary session at ALIS. DeBoer was unable to be in Los Angeles to simply accept the award, however despatched in video together with his acceptance the place he thanked ISHC and imparted his future imaginative and prescient of the place the hospitality business is headed.
The ISHC Pioneer Award was established in 1996 to acknowledge a person every year who has made an impressive contribution, achievement and/or enchancment within the hospitality business. Winners are chosen on a foundation of three standards: Lively involvement within the hospitality business; Contribution to the business; and Private/organizational attributes and qualities adhering to skilled requirements acknowledged and revered by business friends. Previous recipients embrace:
Wing T. Chao (2018)
Ian Schrager (2017)
Lyndall DeMarco (2016)
Stephen Kaufer (2015)
Michael Bedner (2014)
Steve Rushmore (2013)
Chip Conley (2012)
Kathleen Taylor (2011)
Leland C. Pillsbury (2010)
J.W. Marriott (2009)
Jean Gabriel Peres (2008)
Stanley Selengut (2008)
Jean-Claude Baumgarten (2007)
James E. Burba (2007)
Stelios Haji-Ioannou (2006)
H.P. Rama (2006)
Costakis Loizou (2005)
Barry Sternlicht (2005)
Christel DeHaan (2004)
Regis Bulot (2004)
Invoice Kimpton (2002)
Jonathan M. Tisch (2001)
Micheal A. Leven (2000)
Jack Vaughn (1999)
George Johnson (1998)
Randell A. Smith (1997)
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The Worldwide Society of Hospitality Consultants is actually The Main Supply for World Hospitality Experience, represented by over 2 hundred of the business”s most revered professionals from throughout six continents. Collectively, ISHC members present professional companies in over fifty useful areas and have specialised abilities in just about each phase of the hospitality business. ISHC is devoted to selling the very best high quality {of professional} consulting requirements and practices for the hospitality business. Candidates endure a rigorous screening course of, making certain that every one ISHC members have a popularity of integrity and are certified by their expertise, coaching and data to develop and specific sound judgment on business points. Further details about the group, together with a listing of ISHC members, is on the market on the ISHC web site at