Neil Locke & Associates
Neil Locke is a veteran of the hospitality business with more than 41 years of experience. Mr. Locke currently operates Neil Locke & Associates, a boutique hospitality procurement company (Itasca, Illinois). Neil spent seven years working in hotel operations and hotel purchasing departments in several Asian cities during the early part of his hospitality career.
Neil has experience in virtually every aspect of hospitality purchasing. Neil Locke & Associates currently provides purchasing services to many well-known hotel clients.
Mr. Locke speaks frequently at hospitality industry events and is quoted regularly in hospitality trade magazines. As Mr. Locke said “I never met a microphone I didn’t like.”
Mr. Locke is a co-founder and was the first President of the ISHP (International Society of Hospitality Purchasers), and is currently co-chairman of ISHP’s Fundraiser for Hollywood Heart an organization that provides summer camping experiences for children affected and effected by Aids as well as moviemaking opportunities for inner city children. ISHP has raised more than $3,000,000.00 for Hollywood Heart over the past 13 years. Neil was honored by Hospitality Design magazine in 1997 and was inducted into the Prestigious Platinum Circle.
A graduate cum laude of Claremont Men’s College (now Claremont McKenna), Neil resides in Arlington Heights, Illinois with his wife, Susan, and has three daughters, Melissa, Tara, and Brittany.