HIT Press Release

Northstar expands hotel content reach with Hotel Investment Today launch

Veteran journalists Weinstein, Scoviak tapped to launch media arm of The BHN Group


Jeff Higley, President

The BHN Group


December 15, 2022

RUTHERFORD, New Jersey – Northstar Travel Group, owner of global hotel-investment conferences including the America’s Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), the world’s leading and largest hotel investment conference, is expanding its voice to include a digital media outlet with the launch of Hotel Investment Today. The new platform will launch in early 2023 as the media presence of The BHN Group, Northstar’s hotel and hospitality group.

Hotel Investment Today will be led by veteran industry journalists Jeff Weinstein as editor in chief and Mary Scoviak as managing editor.

Hotel Investment Today will provide the latest content and information services, including written and video components of breaking news, analysis of key deals, and profiles of dealmakers and developers. It will identify trends and provide thought leadership and market intelligence for the hotel-investment community. Initial newsletter distribution will be three times weekly. Content will be available on the platform’s website at http://hotelinvestmenttoday.com.

“The hotel-investment community has looked to our organization for more than 20 years to provide content, make business connections and move the industry forward through ALIS and all of our other global events,” said Jeff Higley, president of The BHN Group. “We are eager to expand that role and provide the hotel-investment community with an outlet completely dedicated to reporting news and information that will help drive decisions pertaining to ROI and other essential KPIs.”

“Joining forces with two strong, respected journalists with impeccable integrity is a home run for The BHN Group and its entire events roster as they will provide the backbone of a reader-centric media outlet that will report on the most important issues to hotel investors around the globe,” Higley said.

Weinstein spent the last 29 years as editor in chief of HOTELS and created HOTELS’ Investment Outlook during his tenure. He also spent more than eight years covering the restaurant business before joining HOTELS. An award-winning journalist, he has received five distinguished Jesse H. Neal awards for excellence in business journalism.

“I am very excited to join The BHN Group, a leader in the hotel investment conference space, and create its initial media presence,” Weinstein said. “During my nearly 30 years of covering the business, I have always been stimulated the most by the dealmakers, owners and investment community. Launching this website from scratch with the utmost editorial integrity is such a creative opportunity to best serve the hotel-investment community that I had to jump at the chance.”

Scoviak brings nearly three decades of B2B publishing expertise to this new role, including experience as the editor in chief of HOTELS, executive editor of HOTELS Investment Outlook, and editorial and conference programming director for Boutique Design. She has won numerous awards including FOLIO honors as one of the 2017 Top Women in Media and Best Blog, as well as awards for editorial excellence and art direction.

“I am honored to be part of The BHN Group creating a new kind of 360-degree omni channel platform to connect the global hospitality investment community with need-to-know content from breaking news to thought-leading business strategies,” Scoviak said. “This is a dynamic point in the expansion of hotel investment to include a more diverse investor base, fresh solutions for new markets, and innovation in deal structures. I look forward to the opportunity to communicate that at every touchpoint.”

The launch of Hotel Investment Today is a natural progression of The BHN Group as a part of the Northstar Travel Group.

“This launch is a great fit with Northstar’s expertise as a leader in information services, content and omni channel platforms throughout the travel industry,” said Bob Sullivan, President, Travel Group, Northstar Travel Group. “We take pride in connecting our audiences to make business happen throughout the travel industry and we are truly excited to add our content and media expertise to The BHN Group portfolio.”

Follow The BHN Group on Linkedin for the latest on this launch, and updates on all the group’s global events.

About The BHN Group

The BHN Group is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With over three decades of experience, more than 150 events completed to-date, and more than 100,000 international delegates, these conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business, and to learn about the latest trends. The current slate of events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; ALIS Law in Los Angeles; ALIS Summer Update; Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Singapore; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; and HICAP Australia New Zealand (HICAP ANZ) in Sydney.

About Northstar Travel Group
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, corporate and sports meetings, incentives, hospitality, and travel technology.

Northstar is the owner of leading brands serving these travel segments. The company produces more than 100 face-to-face events in 13 countries in retail travel, hospitality, corporate travel, travel technology, sports travel, and the meetings & incentive industry. In addition, Northstar owns Phocuswright, the leading research and event producer serving the travel technology industry. Northstar Travel Group owns the BHN Group, the leading producer of hotel investment conferences. Northstar is also the majority shareholder in Inntopia, the leading SaaS e-commerce software business serving the mountain destination, golf, activities, and hospitality markets. Based in Rutherford, NJ, the company has six offices in the U.S., UK, and Singapore. Northstar Travel Group is owned by funds managed by EagleTree Capital.

About EagleTree Capital

EagleTree Capital, formerly Wasserstein Partners, is a leading independent private equity and investment firm, focused primarily on leveraged buyout investments and related investment activities. EagleTree manages capital on behalf of institutional and individual investors. The firm is focused on investments primarily in the media and communications, consumer products, and water and industrial sectors. EagleTree is headquartered in New York.

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