Jonathan Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels & Co., hosted the panel, which included: Keith Barr, CEO of IHG; Sébastien Bazin, CEO of Accor; Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corp.; David Kong, president and CEO of Best Western International; Chris Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton; and Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International.

Yes, 2020 is on track to be the worst year on record for hotel occupancy, Tisch said, but “the pandemic has reminded us of how connected we actually are,” pointing out the need for leadership, collaboration and shared sense of responsibility.

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