ATLANTA—There was cause for celebration at the annual Hunter Hotel Conference, held here at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, as organizers and attendees of the national owners’ investment event marked its 30th anniversary.

The festive tone of the day also brought moments of laughter as Wyndham Hotel Group President/CEO Geoff Ballotti—referring to the company’s in-progress acquisition of the La Quinta franchise and management business for roughly $1.95 billion—handed out La Quinta-branded “power” socks during the Presidents’ Panel to fellow speakers on stage. He was beaming with pride…(Click Here for full article)