Chip Conley to Receive 2012 ISHC Pioneer Award

  • International Society of Hospitality Consultants
  • 08.04.11
Chip Conley, founder and executive chairman of Joie de Vivre, will receive the 2012 International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) Pioneer Award at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), January 23-25, 2012, in Los Angeles.

Since starting the company at age 26, Conley has overseen the creation of more than 50 original boutique hotels at all price points and of all sizes almost exclusively in California, and is the country’s second-largest boutique hotelier.  Conley has written four books, including the bestseller PEAK, and Emotional Equations, which will be released January 2012. He’s raised more than $5 million for San Francisco inner city youth programs. Conley received his bachelor of arts and master of business administration from Stanford University, and has a son and three grandchildren.

He was honored by the San Francisco Business Times as the “Most Innovative CEO” in the Bay Area in 2007. The paper also awarded the company the Second Best Place to Work in the Bay Area in 2008, and Market Metrix gave Joie de Vivre first place in customer satisfaction in the Upper Upscale hotel category in 2010. USA Today calculated that no hotelier worldwide had created more boutique hotels and editorialized that the company represents “the most delightfully schizophrenic collection of hotels in America.”

The ISHC Pioneer Award was established in 1996, honoring those in the lodging community based on three criteria: active involvement in the industry, extensive contribution to the industry, and personal/organizational attributes and qualities. Details on specific criteria supporting the general categories are available on the ISHC website.

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