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Cara Federici

Los Angeles, California

Cara Federici is a results oriented, Principal and former Vice President of Branding & Hotel Operations delivering proven methodologies to create and scale hospitality brands.

Key Consulting Services

  • Brand Strategy, Sales and Marketing
  • Pre-Opening Project Management
  • FFE & OSE Sourcing and Design
  • Documentation Manuals and SOPS
  • Talent Aquisition and Training


Cara Federici demonstrates performance excellence in hospitality, specializing in branding and operations management within the boutique and luxury-lifestyle sectors. Her extensive leadership skills acquired from over 15 years of on the ground management include launching multiple, highly sought after hotels and luxury residences across the globe. She is a trusted Senior Advisor, often acting as Owner's Representation in support of Capital Partners, Real Estate Developers, Independent Owners, Management Companies, and various other Stakeholders who are focused on capturing the highest return on investment. Cara is a visionary and seasoned hotelier with a proven track record of success.


Cara Federici is Principal and Founder of The Madison Melle Agency. She was formerly Vice President, Global Hotel Brand Management and Vice President, Operations for The Americas at Cachet Hospitality. Responsible for all aspects of the Cachet hotel brand, her focus was defining, developing and implementing Cachet brand standards across CHG hotels and residential properties worldwide. As Vice President of Operations, she maintained a constant focus on Owner and Stakeholder needs, utilizing leadership and business strategy to drive revenue while consistently improving the financial performance of each asset. Prior to Cachet, Cara was pre-opening and operating General Manager for Proper Hospitality, as well as Vice President of Room Sales and Hotel Operations for Palisociety. Cara began her career at the iconic Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. She also held a variety of strategic Director roles with lifestyle brands during multi-million-dollar renovations, including The Roger Hotel in New York City and The Oceana Beach Club in Santa Monica.

Professional & Other

Cara attended Parsons School of Design in New York City and graduated Cum Laude from Tulane University, with a Bachelor of the Arts in Communications, and a double minor in Business and Art Studio. She was the sole recipient of the Ashton Phelps Award for Communications Excellence. Cara also holds a Certificate from Cornell University for Real Estate Development and Asset Management. Cara is an active Volunteer & Advisor for Saira Hopsitality, a non-profit offering Hospitality education, and developing them into leaders among the industry.

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