Los Angeles, CA, September 27, 2021 – Michael S. Shannon, co-founder of KSL Capital Partners LLC, will be presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award during the 21st annual the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) on January 24-26, 2022, in Los Angeles. This prominent award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the hospitality industry through their actions, deeds, and great accomplishments.
Mr. Shannon co-founded KSL Capital Partners, LLC in 2005 and co-founded its predecessor KSL Recreation Corporation in 1992, serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer.
Since 2005, KSL Capital Partners has raised more than US$13 billion in equity capital commitments and invests exclusively in travel and leisure businesses.
Mr. Shannon co-founded and became Chief Executive Officer of KSL Resorts in 2004 following the sale of KSL Recreation. Prior to establishing KSL Recreation with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, he served as President and CEO of Vail Associates, Inc. (owner of Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts) in Vail, Colorado, from 1986 to 1992.
Mr. Shannon is the recipient of the 2016 Horatio Alger Award of Distinguished Americans, the University of Wisconsin’s Distinguished Alumni Award and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Schaffner Award. In February of 2017 Mike and Mary Sue Shannon were named the Vail Valley Foundation’s Citizens of the Year. Mr. Shannon was named the recipient of the IREFAC C. Everett Johnson Award presented at the New York University Hospitality Industry Investment Conference in June of 2018. He was named recipient of The Wisconsin Real Estate Award in September of 2018.
Mr. Shannon currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University, as the Chairman of the Board of the University of Wisconsin Foundation, the Chairman of the Board of Eisenhower Medical Center, and as a member of the Board of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Vail Health Services and Vail Health Hospital, serves on the Mayo Clinic Global Advisory Council and is a member of the CEO organization.