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Questex’s Hotel Management Announces 2021 Influential Women in Hospitality Honorees

NEW YORK, Nov. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Hotel Management announces the fourth annual “Influential Women in Hospitality” list, showcasing women making a big impact on the hotel industry. 

The 2021 honorees were selected by the Hotel Management editorial staff for their persistence and dedication to excellence in hospitality. This esteemed group’s long list of accomplishments is both impressive and inspiring and Hotel Management is proud to showcase these talented, fearless women.

Hotel Management’s 2021 Influential Women in Hospitality:

Maki Bara, President & Co-Founder, Chartres Lodging Group
Judi Bikulege, Chief Investment Officer, Extended Stay America
Laura Brinkmann, VP Private Equity, Brookfield
Tina Burnett, Division Vice President Brand Performance, G6 Hospitality
Kristie Dickinson, Managing Director/EVP Business Development & Marketing, CHMWarnick
Dianne Jaskulske, VP of Management Contract Services & Owner Relations Americas, Hilton
Kristin Kitchen, Founder & CEO, Sojourn Heritage Accommodations
Jamelia Lehn, Senior Vice President, Belonging, Inclusion & People Strategies, Aimbridge
Rosanna Maietta, President & CEO, AHLA Foundation
Diane Mayer, VP and Global Brand Leader, Classic Select Brands, Marriott International
Suzanne Neufang, CEO & Executive Director, Global Business Travel Association
Eddy Nevarez, First Vice President of Investments, Marcus & Millichap
Kate Nicholls, CEO, UKHospitality
Nimisha Patel, Partner, Vue Hotels
Tejal Patel, President & CEO, Neem Tree Hospitality
Gilda Perez-Alvarado, Global CEO, JLL Hotels & Hospitality
Tracy Prigmore, Founder, TLTsolutions and She Has a Deal
Tanya Taylor, EVP and General Counsel, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group Americas
Amber Thiel, CFO, Radisson Hotel Group Americas
Simone Wu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & External Affairs, Choice Hotels International

“Now in its fourth year, Hotel Management’s Influential Women in Hospitality project highlights women who are making an impact in the hotel industry,” said Elaine Simon, Senior Managing Editor with Questex Hospitality and Hotel Management. “This year’s 20 honorees, who range from those near the beginning of their career to those who have been active for more than three decades, illustrate what can be accomplished through hard work and perseverance. We’re proud to include these women as the newest members of this esteemed group.”

The 2021 Influential Women in Hospitality honorees are featured in the October print issue of Hotel Management. Visit to learn more.

About Hotel Management, a Division of Questex Hospitality Group
Hotel Management is a leading B2B centralized print and online source for the latest news, trends and analysis across the hospitality industry. Stay up-to-date on breaking news in global and local investment, development, technology, operations, food & beverage and design.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contacts
Elaine Simon
Senior Managing Editor
[email protected]

Michelle MacLeod
Marketing Manager
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