Fri, 5 Oct 2018

Stewart Bainum to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at ALIS 2019

Stewart Bainum, Jr., Chairman of Choice Hotels International, will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles in January.

 The award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the hospitality industry through their actions, deeds, and great accomplishments.

Stewart Bainum. Click to enlarge.

Stewart Bainum, Jr. is Chairman of Choice Hotels International and Artis Senior Living. Since the 1980’s, he has led a number of enterprises. Stewart joined the leadership team of Quality Inns, which later became Choice Hotels, in 1976. Since then, the company has grown from 240 Quality Inn hotels to more than 6,800 properties under 12 hotel brands in more than 40 countries. He has served as Chairman of the Board since 1997. Stewart joined his father's Manor Care business in 1972, serving as Chairman and CEO from 1987 to 1998.

 The Washington Business Journal credited Bainum with "turning the low-key company into a billion-dollar enterprise" and the hotels division into the world's second largest hotel franchisor. Bainum, who was described by Forbes as a "fiscal-minded Democrat," served eight years in the Maryland General Assembly as Delegate (1979-1983) and State Senator (1983-1987).

 Stewart received a B.A. degree in history from Pacific Union College and a Masters in Business Administration from UCLA. He is also a member of UCLA's Anderson School of Management's Board of Advisors and the Real Estate Roundtable.

“We are honored to be presenting the 2019 ALIS Lifetime Achievement Award to Stewart Bainum, Jr.,” said Jim Burba, Co-Founder of BHN and ALIS Chair. “Under his leadership over the past four decades, Choice Hotels has become one of the world’s largest and best-known hotel companies. This, coupled with his lifetime of achievements and civic engagement, makes Mr. Bainum a most deserving recipient of this Award.”

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