The International Network of Hospitality Consulting Professionals

Cayuga Hospitality Consultants have decades of experience in leadership roles in virtually all segments of the hospitality industry including:

Hotel Investment Advisory Consulting

Our professionals have a deep understanding of the issues that owners, financial institutions, and operators are facing. Whether you are seeking to invest in a single property or a multi-unit acquisition, our professionals are able to:

  • Provide hotel evaluations
  • Make recommendations on the market and location
  • Review current branding and offer solutions for hotel brand conversion 
  • Advise up-branding or repositioning
  • Assist with franchise negotiations and contract review work with land planners, architects and designers
  • And evaluate hotel management company performance with recommendations for improvement or alternatives

Hotel Property Evaluation Consulting

When you evaluate whether to buy a project, rigorous due diligence is required. Our asset experts are fiscally and strategically focused. 

Even if you have no understanding of how to evaluate the purchase of a hotel project, our consultants are able to help you with: 

  • Analyzing opportunities for hotel revenue enhancement and maximizing returns
  • Preparing property condition reports 
  • CapEx/PIP reviews and plans for replacement and renovations
  • Project management
  • Financial forecasting
  • Assistance with closing due diligence and hotel opinions of value
  • Trusted guidance from our advisors 

With longstanding relationships with hospitality investors and institutions, Cayuga’s professionals work with buyers to establish clear financing goals, assist with producing due diligence materials, and help hotel buyers in attaining the fairest terms.

Our Buyer Advisory Consultants

Patrick Bajdek

Expertise includes - Financing Programs: Debt placement, PIP financing, C-PACE Re-Cap Loans and Equity Sourcing; Management Company and Brand selection; Asset Management; Development Management.

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Katie Benson

Hospitality professional with extensive international operational, development and asset management experience with assignments in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe, UK, USA.

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Mark Brenner

A customer-focused, innovative, and team-oriented leader with comprehensive, strategic global expertise in manufacturing, procurement, and logistics. Experience with cultures and business in APAC, EMEA, EU, AMER, and LATAM.

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Stephen Dietrich

Providing actionable pro-active client advisory services in key areas designed to improve asset value.

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Ken Edwards

Expert in Receivership Management. Visionary hotelier with 20+ years experience building, operating and developing hotels throughout the country, and disruptive approach towards future of hospitality.

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Luis Gallotti

Disruptive, forward thinking and innovative hotelier with 15 years in luxury hospitality, creating unique products and adding value for independent hotels in South America.

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Olivier Gauthier

Your construction expert who is passionate about luxury and offers project management solutions that meet the unique demands and complexity of high-end projects.

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Jim Lopolito

Jim is a veteran of the restaurant, country club (clubs), catering & concert industries offering expert consulting assistance in developing extraordinary teams to surprise and delight your guests and molding profitable hospitality businesses.

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Alex Moj

Uniquely qualified hospitality experts, controllers and big-data analysts, we find undetected data sources, unrecognized financial deficiencies and unutilized opportunities.

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Michael O'Young

Expertise in artificial intelligence, pro forma valuations and Architectural advisory. Proven track record of delivering actionable plans that “connect the dots” to capture value.

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Jon Peck

Proven track record with all all aspects of hotel acquisition and development.

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Michael Pleninger

Cayuga's only Total Service Hotel Management Company

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Preston Rideout

I'm a Nightclub and Bar Consultant with 24 years of experience. Resorts, Hotels, Casinos, Restaurants, Nightclubs, and Bars retain my services because I am a Nightclub and Bar Expert

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Frank Schuetzendorf

Food & Beverage professional, focusing on operational design, service excellence and customer experience mapping. Senior Lecturer at Glion Institute of Higher Education + Essec Business School, Paris.

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Sean Skellie

Expertise in hotel development consulting, market analysis & feasibility to communities & developers. Our focus on boutique hotels & soft brand affiliation with Marriott sets Grey Hospitality apart.

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Richard Williams

Hotel development, management and marketing services to hospitality and tourism clients throughout the Caribbean and Central America.

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Derrick Yee

Experienced hospitality asset manager helping real estate owners maximize the overall value of their investment from underwriting through business plan execution.

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