ISHC is the leading source of global hospitality expertise. Membership in ISHC is by invitation only, and members are viewed as leaders in their respective areas of expertise. Candidates for membership undergo a rigorous screening process, ensuring that all ISHC members have a reputation of integrity and are qualified by their experience, training, and knowledge to develop and express sound judgment on industry issues.
Mark Bithrey founded B3 Designers in 2002, offering interior design and branding services to clients in the hospitality industry. Through B3 Designers, his vision is to create designs that have a positive impact on people and places. He loves working with entrepreneurs and is inspired by people who are determined to deliver outstanding experiences.
B3 Designers work side-by-side with hoteliers and restaurateurs to bring hospitality spaces to life - an industry Mark is particularly fond of because he believes it is a crucial cultural touchpoint that we can have an impact on.
Andrea Belfanti, CEO of ISHC commented,
“We are honored to welcome this new class of impressive and diverse industry leaders. We feel this class of new members is a projection of the future of hospitality leadership and fulfills our 35-year tradition of the best-of-the-best consultants in the hospitality industry.”
Mark Bithrey, Founder of B3 Designers commented,
"It is an absolute honour to be embraced by the ISHC. I wish I had applied years ago. From the moment I walked into the first meeting, people were interested in our work, were encouraging and gave great insight. It is an absolute must for anyone that works within the hospitality and hotel industry. There is still so much to learn. It takes about 50 consultants to guide and advise on a hotel, we all need each other, and I am grateful to be doing that together with the ISHC."
ISHC is composed of individuals, not organizations, corporations, or groups. To be eligible for membership, an individual must be an owner, officer, partner, or principal of his or her own company, or the equivalent thereof, and be qualified by his or her years experience consulting.
ISHC proudly welcomed the following sixteen new members in its 2023 membership class:
- Mark Bithrey, B3 Designers
- Paul Boldy, RLA Global
- Carine Bonnejean, Christie Co.
- Judith Cartwright (Associate), Black Coral Consulting
- Anthony Cavanaugh, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
- Isaac Collazo (Associate), STR
- Brent Hardy, The Hardy Group
- Cornelia Kausch (Associate), CK Hospitality Advisors
- Kim Massey, The Rise Group
- Chris Mumford, Cervus Leadership Consulting
- Mila Nouralla, NUR Business Consulting
- Frederic Picard, Cap Hospitalité
- Kendra Plummer, Elise Capital
- Philip Schaetz, Cube Thinking
- Michael Shindler, Four Corners Advisors, Inc,
- Ted Torres, Crede Group
At its core, ISHC’s mission is to contribute to the advancement of its members and the hospitality industry, cultivating a collegial environment for networking, professional development, and knowledge exchange, while fostering credibility and integrity. The value ISHC provides to its members is the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with industry experts specializing in all disciplines of hospitality, in all parts of the world through collaboration, knowledge, and idea exchange. ISHC members are bound by the Society’s By-Laws and required to adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct.
The International Society of Hospitality Consultants is truly The Leading Source for Global Hospitality Expertise, represented by over two hundred of the industry’s most respected professionals from across six continents. Collectively, ISHC members provide expert services in over fifty functional areas and have specialized skills in virtually every segment of the hospitality industry. ISHC is dedicated to promoting the highest quality of professional consulting standards and practices for the hospitality industry. Candidates undergo a rigorous screening process, ensuring that all ISHC members have a reputation of integrity and are qualified by their experience, training, and knowledge to develop and express sound judgment on industry issues. Additional information about the organization, along with a directory of ISHC members, is available on the ISHC website at ishc.com.
For more information about ISHC, please contact:
Jennifer Castellarin, Director of Membership & Marketing