Andreas T. Meinhold
We focus on providing expert feasibility and advise to independent hotel owners, developers, lenders, investors and governments in Florida, the Caribbean, and Central America.
Key Consulting Services
- Feasibility & Market Studies
- Branding & Impact Analysis
- Asset Management
- Restructuring & Turnaround Solutions
Andreas is a multi-lingual, multicultural consulting professional with a lifetime of relevant, high quality advisory and senior management expertise focusing on independent luxury, branded luxury and select service hotel, condominium and resort operations. His ability to critically evaluate existing processes and his excellent listening skills enabled him to deliver expert solutions to challenges confronted along the way.
Andreas's most recent consulting assignments include an Extended Stay feasibility study for a developer in Miami, a best use analysis for a beach front land parcel in Fort Lauderdale, and a 125 room Select Service hotel in Melbourne FL, a brand conversion in St Thomas, USVI for a 360-room resort with a 10.5 Million capital improvement and corresponding construction management responsibility. He was closely involved in the design and development of the hotel and condominium portion for the mixed-use development Espirito Santo Miami, today's Conrad hotel.
Andreas has held ongoing executive roles in celebrated hotels and hospitality companies including his appointment as VP & GM at the Condado Holiday Inn in San Juan Puerto Rico where he assumed responsibilities for a $35 million business that he restructured to become the Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino, a Member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. He subsequently managed the luxury, world renowned El San Juan Hotel & Casino as VP & MD to become the Caribbean’s first hotel recognized jointly as a member of “The Leading Hotels of the World” and a member of “Preferred Hotel and Resorts”.
Andreas was then named President & CEO for Swissair’s hotel portfolio Swissotel Hotels & Resorts, that he successfully restructured as the ‘Lexus’ of the global luxury brands in 2001 having doubled the number of hotels and rooms in inventory. Its subsequent sale, negotiated by his team, represented globally one of the highest yielding hospitality real estate transactions.
Andreas gained his restructuring expertise “Making Lemonade out of Lemons” from more than 30 years of hands on hotel real estate, sales & marketing and operations management. As developer and owner/operator of the 1st newly build Hyatt Place Hotel in Orlando/Lake Mary, he succeeded to open on time, within budget and position the hotel as market leader during the recession in 2008 and beyond.
Andreas communicates comfortably in English, Spanish, French and German and has extensive international experience.
Professional & Other
In addition to award-winning operations experience, Andreas has served as Shareholder & Managing Member of a hotel real estate development and management company. He has owned and operated his own hotels, which won numerous recognitions.
Some of Andreas's awards include:
Swissotel Hotels & Resorts
• 2000 Five Star Diamond Award, “Finest Corporate Hotelier” for Swissotel Hotels & Resorts
• 2001 “Best Practice Champion” in Revenue Management & Global Sales, by Cornell University and American Express,
• 2011 “Best RevPAR Performance” amongst 165 hotels
• 2009, 2010, 2012 “Best Customer Service Award” amongst 180 hotels
• 2009 to 2011 Certificate of Excellence
His civic activities span from board memberships at medical centers, condominiums and associations to President roles with Skal Club and San Juan Hotel Association. Andreas is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA). Trained as classic European hotelier, Meinhold communicates at ease in Spanish, French, English, Dutch and German and resides with his family in Miami, Florida.