As the hospitality industry awaits the return of travelers, the government’s Paycheck Protection Program has helped many hotels weather the COVID-19 storm. D.J. Rama, Auro Hotels, Chip Rogers, American Hotel & Lodging Association, and CBRE’s Bob Webster, join Spencer to discuss PPP’s impact and the potential timing of the sector’s recovery.

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D.J. Rama

D.J. Rama

D.J. Rama is the President and CEO of Auro Hotels, one of the largest privately owned hospitality companies in the country. Auro operates more than 30 hotels in the U.S. and two properties in India under brands such as Marriot, Hilton and Hyatt.
President and CEO, Auro Hotels
D.J. Rama is the President and CEO of Auro Hotels, one of the largest privately owned hospitality companies in the country. Auro operates more than 30 hotels in the U.S. and two properties in India under brands such as Marriot, Hilton and Hyatt.
Chip Rogers

Chip Rogers

Chip Rogers is the President and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). The AHLA is an organization that represents all segments of the hotel industry. Prior to leading the AHLA, Chip was a six-term member of the Georgia General Assembly, including serving as the Georgia Senate Majority Leader twice.
President and CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association
Chip Rogers is the President and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). The AHLA is an organization that represents all segments of the hotel industry. Prior to leading the AHLA, Chip was a six-term member of the Georgia General Assembly, including serving as the Georgia Senate Majority Leader twice.

Bob Webster

Bob Webster is the President of CBRE Hotels' Institutional Group based in Atlanta. He leads the Institutional Group specializing in full-service investment sales in the United States. In all, Bob has sold more than 165 hotels in the last ten years. He has been recognized by Real Estate Forum magazine as a “Superstar Investment Sales Broker” ranking him the third most productive investment broker in the country.
Vice Chairman & President, CBRE Hotels Institutional Group | Hotel Brokerage & Investment Sales
Bob Webster is the President of CBRE Hotels' Institutional Group based in Atlanta. He leads the Institutional Group specializing in full-service investment sales in the United States. In all, Bob has sold more than 165 hotels in the last ten years. He has been recognized by Real Estate Forum magazine as a “Superstar Investment Sales Broker” ranking him the third most productive investment broker in the country.

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