'Raoul had the good fortune to partner with a star brand to turn that hotel around,' said Andy Ingram, President of NABHOOD.
It is an absolute pleasure to be a part of the 2019 NABHOOD Summit on behalf of CGI Merchant Group and The Gabriel Miami.'
On Wednesday, July 24, The Gabriel Miami's newest upscale, Latin-inspired dining concept, CVLTVRA hosted the NABHOOD opening reception, where members of the Black Hoteliers Association were present, as well as former Mayor of Miami, Manny 'Manuel' Diaz.
Andy Ingraham, president and chief executive officer of NABHOOD
, said, 'Hilton Worldwide has shown a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion in the hospitality industry, and Bill Fortier has been particularly helpful in moving the needle for the African American community.
The hotel industry, in collaboration with NABHOOD
, began to look for additional opportunities that existed with other franchisees in other businesses, some not directly related but with similarities.
According to Andy Ingraham, president of the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD, www.nabhood.org), construction costs for a new hotel can range from $40,000 to $200,000 per room.
NABHOOD has been working with the hospitality industry to attract small investor groups to the hotel industry.
The NAACP is working with NABHOOD to get the word out about the increase in black-owned hotels and to make the hotel industry more responsible to African American consumers.
* National Association of Black Hotel 0wners, 0perators & Developers (NABHOOD
) will hold its annual conference in South Beach, Florida, July 17-21.