Well-known journalist and political commentator Chris Matthews, host of Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC, will be interviewed by Jonathan Tisch, chairman and chief executive officer of Loews Hotels, at the 31st Annual NYU Hospitality Industry Investment Conference in New York. The conference runs from May 31 to June 2, 2009.

Tisch, also conference chair will address the impact of politics and the global economy on the lodging industry in his annual “Beyond the Boardroom” interview with Matthews.

Hosted by the NYU Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management and sponsored by leading hospitality organizations, the conference is the premier hospitality finance and development forum of its kind where global hotel CEOs, analysts, and other hospitality leaders gather to discuss current and future developments in the industry. For more information, please visit www.nyu.edu/hospitalityconference.