Strategies & Success: P3 Champions of Hotels

Attendees will experience first-hand the rationale, funding strategies and key decisions behind two of the most successful hotel developments in recent years involving public financing and/or subsidies. A presentation including two case studies – one, representing a public project and the other a private (with public subsidy), followed by a panel discussion that addresses key issues effecting both sides of the equation.  The case studies will include one of the most successful publicly-financed hotel developments, the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, and The Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC.  Panelists will discuss why the public stakeholders chose to go the route they took, lessons learned and how this operation fulfilled multiple city goals.


  • Chad Crandell, Managing Director and CEO, CHMWarnick
  • Mark Purcell, Vice President of Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
  • Peter J. Phillippi, Managing Director, Hospitality Group, Piper Jaffray & Co.
  • Ellis Katz, Director, Project Management Consultants LLC