2024 ISHC Annual Conference

St. Regis Dubai, The Palm
26-28 September 2024

Welcome to the Registration Page for the 2024 ISHC Annual Conference!

We are very excited to include that our theme this year is Shifting Sands: Hospitality Imagined. With this theme we hope to inspire a broad, future thinking agenda where we are not just reimagining what is already created in hospitality but are the thought leaders in the creation of the future of hospitality. We hope you enjoy the program and we look forward to the conversations!

Please click below to register for the 2024 Conference at the St. Regis Dubai, The Palm

A very special THANK YOU to our Conference Planning Committee led by Tea Ros and Paul Boldy!  Scott Antel, Tareq Bagaeen, Carine Bonnejean, Randall Carroll, Judith Cartwright, Zaynib Khan, James Lehouiller, Hala Matar Choufany, Nelson Midgal, Chris Mumford, Mila Nouralla, Molly O’Keefe, Tim Peck, Rabia Shaukat, Sinisa Topalovic, Linh Vu

Please note that registration for the ISHC Annual Conference is for members and invited guests only. Please contact Jennifer Castellarin at jcastellarin@ishc.com for more information.


St. Regis Dubai, The Palm

Experience the splendor of Dubai from the Best Address situated in the heart of the iconic Palm Jumeirah and savor handcrafted menus across a variety of dining options along with exclusive access to Kyma Beach Dubai, a Greek-inspired beach club and restaurant. Conveniently located, the hotel is one monorail away to discover Dubai’s main attractions.

Guest Room Rates

AED 1000 per night single occupancy
AED 1,122.50 per night for double occupancy 

*The Guest Room Rates are quoted on a per room, per night basis in U.A.E. Dirhams and are inclusive of 10% service charge, 7% municipality fee, and 5% VAT Tax.  VAT is applicable on the room rate and on service charge. Also inclusive of “Tourism Dirham Fee” of AED 20 per room per night, applicable for all the rooms occupied.  

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your reservation for no charge before 11:59 PM local hotel time two weeks (14 days) before arrival. Please note that a fee will be assessed that equals your room charge plus tax for the first night of your reservation if you must cancel after this deadline. If you have made a prepayment, the St. Regis will retain all or part of your prepayment. If not,  your credit card will be charged.


Thursday, 26 September 2024
Welcome Reception

Friday, 27 September 2024
Coming Soon!
Optional Tour for Spouses/Guests of Conference Registrants

Friday, 27 September 2024
Celebration Dinner – Park Hyatt Dubai, Creek Ballroom
Cocktail Attire
7:00 PM (Busses will depart the St. Regis at 6:00 PM)

Please join us for a beautiful evening of dinner and cocktails, while celebrating ISHC, at the Park Hyatt Dubai. The Park Hyatt Dubai combines elegance and drama in architecture, combining modern trends and regional trademarks in both the interior and exterior design – with Moorish/Mediterranean influences. The architecture of the hotel draws on the essence of Arabic and Mediterranean heritage with blue domes and white buildings.

Saturday, 28 September 2024
Explore Old Dubai – Optional Event
Casual Attire (Comfortable for walking outside in Dubai.)
4:30 PM

We invite you to explore Old Dubai with ISHC and Frying Pan Adventures!

We will meet our tour guides in the lobby of the St. Regis and depart in air-conditioned coaches where we will begin the Old Dubai tour right away with an engaging overview of the lesser known facts around Dubai’s history and how it changed its growth trajectory. This will include a small chocolate tasting featuring exquisite locally crafted camel milk chocolates: milk and dark squares, as well as dates enrobed with camel milk chocolate.

We will then arrive at the Spice Souk and kick things off with a fun game of Spice Bingo, where we will dive into the local culture right from the start – this is perfect for those that like a little competition!

After bingo, we’ll try a quirky Persian frozen dessert with vermicelli, rosewater and lemon juice from the oldest cafeteria in the souk (est. 1952).

Then we’ll hop on a traditional abra (boat) to cross the creek, stroll through the bustling textile souk and emerge by the oldest surviving building in Dubai, Fahidi Fort from 1857.  We’ll commune over a meal at a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant before returning to the St. Regis.

*For those wishing to depart Dubai late Saturday, early morning Sunday, the tour will end around 8:00 PM with busses departing for the St. Regis at 8:30 PM.*

Arva Saleem Ahmed, owner of Frying Pan Adventures, on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern! (We promise to tone down the “bizarre” on our tour!)


Below is an abbreviated conference schedule.  We are in the thick of planning an amazing conference, check back soon for a more detailed conference program!

Thursday, 26 September 2024
Morning – Membership Meeting  (ISHC members only)
Afternoon – Conference Opening & General Sessions
Evening – Opening Reception

Friday, 27 September 2024
All Day – General Session
Evening – Celebration Dinner

Saturday, 28 September 2024
Morning – General Session
Afternoon/Evening – Optional Group Activity

Sunday, 29 September 2024


Please visit our Friends of the Society page for a current list of Sponsors

Member Regional "Favorites"

For those that are traveling early to the region, or staying after the conference concludes, we have curated a list of Member “Favorites” that will provide you with a nice variety of things to do and see during your time in Dubai.

Burj Al Arab
West Beach
Dubai Mall
Spice Souk
Al Nafourah
Al Khayma


Questions & Information