Fortier said, "I am thrilled to accept these two awards from NABHOOD, and I am personally honored to be recognized in this way.
Bill Fortier will present the award today to Richmond McCoy, founding partner, president and CEO of UrbanAmerica, at a celebratory NABHOOD luncheon.
Richmond McCoy, co-founder, president and CEO of UrbanAmerica will also be receiving the NABHOOD Emerging Hotel Owner of the Year award, which is given to hotel owners who are new to the industry and have made a significant impact in a short period of time.
The annual four-day NABHOOD conference is designed to educate attendees on how to become a hotel owner or investor, share minority travel trends, explore supplier opportunities, learn how to market to minorities and look at diversity issues affecting the industry.
This year, Hilton Worldwide will also participate in the NABHOOD career fair, which will allow employers to speak to and interview diverse students and college graduates who have a passion for hospitality and tourism employment opportunities.