ALIS 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award

Published October 2022
Philip F. Anschutz, owner of The Anschutz Corporation, will be presented with the ALIS Lifetime Achievement Award during the 22nd annual the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) on January 23-25, 2023, 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.

The Anschutz Corporation, owned by Mr. Anschutz, 82, is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The company's major business interests are in the fields of communications, transportation, natural and renewable resources, real estate, lodging, and entertainment.

A native of Kansas, Mr. Anschutz graduated from the University of Kansas in 1961 with a degree in business. He started The Anschutz Corporation in 1965.

He is a governor of the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer and an executive member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. He serves as chairman of the board of The Anschutz Foundation; an emeritus trustee of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; a lifetime honorary trustee of The American Museum of Natural History, New York; and an alumnus member of the Smithsonian National Board, Washington, D.C., having previously served on those boards. He has served in the past on boards and committees of various charitable, civic, industry, and financial organizations.

Among Mr. Anschutz’s personal interests are the history of the early American West and the collecting of paintings relating to that period and subject matter.

“Mr. Anschutz’s reach has touched nearly everyone in the hotel industry in one way or another, with his holdings in real estate and lodging having a tremendous impact,” said Jeff Higley, president of The BHN Group. “We’re honored and privileged to present this award to Mr. Anschutz, who as the owner of the L.A. LIVE! complex has had a hand in the growth of ALIS. In addition, his contributions to so many civic and social organizations as well as the entertainment sector are legendary. We’re proud to have someone with such a diverse and successful background join the list of exceptional leaders that comprise the past winners of the ALIS Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Produced by Northstar Travel Group, in association with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and The BHN Group, the two-and-a-half-day ALIS event features an extensive array of seminars and panels hosted by leading experts and investors discussing important trends and identifying new opportunities. The conference attracts the lodging industry’s leading hotel executives, investors, lenders, developers, and professional advisory community.