Joie de Vivre Founder Chip Conley to Keynote at “HR in Hospitality”

Hotel entrepreneur and best-selling author shares the qualities and motivations of successful leaders in today’s world.

Horsham, PA, November 06, 2011 --( The necessary tools for successful hospitality leadership come to the 6th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo in the form of Chip Conley, Founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Joie de Vivre Hospitality Company. As a 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Conley will kick-off the conference on Monday, Feb. 27, with his presentation “Hospitality Leadership in the 21st Century.”

As founder of Joie de Vivre, now California's largest boutique hotel group, Chip Conley has built a reputation for designing some of America’s most innovative, one-of-a-kind properties and for providing excellent hospitality services and products. Conley, best-selling author of Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow, will share his views on how strong functional knowledge, personal motivation and a focus on emotional intelligence impact talent development and how attendees can apply all three to advance their careers.

“I couldn’t think of a better keynote speaker for our Opening Plenary session than Chip Conley. His company’s time-tested techniques and his transformational leadership practices have expanded Joie de Vivre into the second largest boutique hotel in the United States,” said JoAnne Kruse, HR in Hospitality Conference Chair. “All attendees of this plenary will gain firsthand knowledge on how they can better position themselves to become topnotch leaders in today’s world.”

The National HR in Hospitality Conference, February 27 - 29, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, is the nation’s only conference specifically for human resource management, law and labor relations in the hospitality industry. The 2012 event also includes a two-day Expo, the 3rd Annual Cornell University Executive Summit, several breakout sessions, ample networking opportunities and much more. To view the complete agenda please visit

Professionals are encouraged to register before Jan. 16 to save $400.00 with Super Early Bird Savings at or call toll-free 1-800-727-1227. For sponsorship or exhibitor information, please contact Fred Kurst at or Nancy Sommar at

HR in Hospitality
Rennette Fortune