Alan Benjamin is the world’s leading expert on hospitality Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E). He is founder of Benjamin West, the purchasing firm based in Boulder, Colorado, with offices in Chicago, Dallas, London, and New Delhi. Benjamin West provides its services to owners, brands, and operators in 40 countries and six territories.
Mr. Benjamin became a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) in 2000 and assisted the organization in determining the FF&E budgets for the ISHC’s CapEx 2000 report, the industry's reference for Capital Expenditures. Mr. Benjamin later co-chaired both the ISHC 2007 and 2014 CapEx study, and is currently co-chairing the 2018 study in partnership with the Hotel Asset Managers Association (HAMA).
Mr. Benjamin has been published and quoted in all major media and his speaking engagements include all the major global conferences. Mr. Benjamin served on the Board of Gifts In Kind International (now called Good360), one of the largest charities in the world, from May 2005 to December 2008. Mr. Benjamin was honored to receive the 2015 Chuck Pinkowski award for outstanding member service from the ISHC.
Mr. Benjamin graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado, College of Business.