Becoming a Member
We are pleased to introduce you to Cayuga Hospitality Consultants and thank you for your interest in joining our group of International Independent Consultants.
About Cayuga Hospitality Consultants Membership
Cayuga was founded more 30 years ago by graduates of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Today the makeup of the membership continues to have strong representation by Cornell Hotel School educated or affiliated, and all are independent consultants and senior industry leaders with multi-disciplinary hospitality expertise and broad geographic knowledge.
What Cayuga Hospitality Consultants Offers its Members
The Cayuga network is a resource for the membership and industry at large, the only organization of its kind, and the most respected group of independent hospitality consultants. With our members we look forward to sharing the success that comes from a productive, engaged and professional organization.
- Cayuga Hospitality Consultants is an organization that drives collaboration and thoughtful cooperation amongst its members.
- Cayuga Hospitality Consultants provides members with exclusive marketing and public relations resources.
- Cayuga Hospitality Consultants presents our members with qualified consulting assignment opportunities.
We are an organization that carries with it the type of preeminence that speaks to our collective abilities, diversity, integrity and experience in the Global Marketplace.
Cayuga Member Application Process
Contact with Cayuga Hospitality Consultant’s membership director may be made via the dedicated online contact form and selecting “Membership Inquiry” in the “How Can We Help You” box. Or an applicant may send an email including name, contact information, resume or professional bio and specific areas of consulting expertise to [email protected].
Cayuga Hospitality Consultants average 30 years of hands-on industry experience and have established an independent consulting practice prior to application. The membership is carefully managed to ensure a minimum of overlap of hospitality consulting services as well as geographic location.
The membership director will review the candidate’s background, consulting experience and areas of services, and contact the applicant to schedule a conference should information be adequate to demonstrate the candidate meets membership requisites. Should additional details be required to determine qualification, the applicant will receive a message requesting such material.
Membership is fee based, the terms of which will be discussed in the initial contact with the membership director.
Who Operates Cayuga Hospitality Consultants
There are six managing partners representing a wide variety of experience in ownership or high-level executive roles throughout their careers. They are dedicated to Cayuga Hospitality Consultants brand development and member services. The functions they serve include:
- Business development initiatives.
- Managing incoming new consulting inquiries including a detailed qualifying process.
- Distribution of and tracking leads, and ensure timely lead follow up by members.
- Organization of events and networking programs.
- Digital marketing, website management.
- Membership development.
- Mentoring and advising members.
- Financial management.
In addition to consulting assignments and referral fees, members are eligible to take advantage of benefits offered through our preferred industry partners, have exclusive access to the members of the network for knowledge and relationship/connection sharing, participate in a highly active and productive annual meeting, web meetings and educational programs, and receive and provide direct leads to other members of the network.
Cayuga Hospitality Consultants looks forward to accepting applications from all qualified candidates.
Article & Case studies
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