February 25-March 1, 2018

Summit 2018…the connection of passion and knowledge

We’ve been busy!

Planning for Summit 2018, which is short-hand for Knowledge Sharing Summit & Marketplace, is well underway. Linda Hayes is our volunteer Summit 2018 chair, and she is ably assisted by some 25 diligent, talented, and imaginative people who are working to brainstorm and develop ideas into the best conference experience ever.

Whether it’s mastering the welcome or brilliantly managing room revenue, we want to provide each attendee with brain-food from savvy business people. There will be plenty of time for conversations with old and new friends, and brand new companies along with industry stalwarts will share products and services that are newfangled, trendsetting, and cutting edge. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

Got ideas? Please share them! Our path chairs are open to all of your ideas, so please contact one or more of them. Here are their names and email addresses:

Linda Hayes (Summit Chair and Heads in Beds Path): LH@ijkpartners.com
Andrea Bushweiler (New and Future Innkeepers Path): andrea@thelakehouseinn.com
Phil Jenkins (Back of House Path): stay@deerbrookinn.com
Susan Steffan (The Guest Experience): stay@farmersguesthouse.com

For those of you who want more information about the process our path chairs employ, please click HERE for more information.

We are thrilled that StayVA is our co-host for Summit 2018. We think you’ll “Love” the welcome that will greet each of you upon arrival.

There is lots more information coming in the next few weeks and months. Registration is currently scheduled to open August 31 with a terrific 4-day early bird rate. We’ll keep you posted! In the interim, please contact Kathryn White, Education and Events Director, with questions or comments. Her email address is kathryn@independent-innkeeping.org.



Meet Me at The Main

We are excited to hold AIHP's 2018 Knowledge Sharing Summit & Marketplace at the Norfolk Hilton The Main, downtown Norfolk's newest upscale hotel, dining, and meeting destination. On the corner of Main and Granby Streets, the Main is sure to be the "main" attraction along Norfolk's revitalized waterfront, complete with eclectic eateries, gastropubs and scenic riverside trail. Hotel booking information is now available HERE!

Norfolk is a clean, fun, dynamic town rich with wonderful restaurants, activities, and culture (arts, history).  It was voted one of America's favorite cities in the 2016 Travel+Leisure America's Favorite Places. 

Here are some videos previewing the hotel and all that Norfolk has to offer!

Hilton Norfolk The Main - Virtual Tour

Hilton Norfolk The Main Groundbreaking Video

Waterside Video



Hear what they're saying about the 2017 Summit...

I felt proud to be part of the association. The enthusiasm was amazing.Cheryl Grantham, Casa Grandview Historic Luxury Inn Cottages and Suites

My first summit. Found it extremely beneficial. Perhaps a bit overwhelming because there were so many sessions that I would have loved to have attended...just not enough time.Wendy Bade, Hawk Valley Retreat

Best Inn Conference EVER. Very productive, well organized, user friendly. ~ Marianne and Marc Blazar, Orchard Inn