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July 12, 2007, TORONTO

A meeting of the ASFONA Board of Directors took place at Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel on July 10th & 11th. The Board welcomed new board member, Gerry Chase the President & COO of New Castle Hotels & Resorts.


The first meeting of the ASFONA Board in the 2007/2008 Fiscal Year took place at Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel in Toronto, Canada on July 10th & 11th.

The first item on the agenda was to welcome to the board Gerry Chase the President & Chief Operating Officer of New Castle Hotels & Resorts.

After addressing the business issues on the agenda the ASFONA President reported to the Board on the following:

The ASFONA participation at the NYU Conference in New York on June 2nd & 3rd.

The week of management meeting with Starwood in the White Plains office in New York. Specific reference to the one on one meetings with Bruce Duncan the Chairman & CEO and Geoff Ballotti the President of North America Operations.

Four Points by Sheraton Advisory Board meeting in White Plains on May 1st & 2nd. Specific reference to Brand Standard issues and the development of the NEW Four Points Prototype.

Sheraton Brand Owners Summit scheduled to place immediately after the ASFONA Board Meeting. This is planned for the Sheraton, Toronto and those ASFONA Board Members who also sit on the Sheraton Owners Board will move over to the Sheraton. John Shingler advised the board of the discussions he had had with Hoyt Harper the SVP of Sheraton concering the business issues to be addressed. To be included are all the Brand Initiatives which have been reviewed and fine tuned over the past few weeks. John Shingler gave an overview of the initiatives.

The Westin Advisory Board meeting in Chicago on June 19th.

ASFONA Members who would like to have more detail on the business issues discussed or information on any of the Brand Advisory Boards should contact John Shingler directly either by phone or email. 
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