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

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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Joseph Cozza

Leadership experience in catering sales and event operations. Expertise in creating actionable plans that drive sales, event excellence, and profit. Focus on quality, accountability, and results.

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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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Steve Heitzner

Hospitality sales & marketing expert - advising clients on strategic & tactical imperatives designed to maximize top line revenues. Develop innovative sales, marketing & revenue strategies to drive profitable growth.

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Mark Keith

Mark can reveal root cause & solutions underperforming hotels or companies. Replace or transform leaders. Simplify structure or hierarchy. Reset company culture. Shift KPI’s to what’s important for results that matter.

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Tom Lambrecht

Has managed over $230 Million in debt relief and or restructure. Expert in feasibility & marketing studies, loan packaging, budget & marketing plans for debt restructure.

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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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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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Greg Riehle

A multi-faceted leader with extensive chief executive and legal experience in hospitality operations and risk management/insurance, expert witness, mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution.

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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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Dan Voellm

Asia-Pacific hospitality real estate expert - advising clients on critical decisions throughout the asset life-cycle. Combining a macro perspective with an attention for detail, strong analytical skills and strategic thinking.

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Shirley Whelan

F&B professional with specific expertise in concept development, beverage programming, and operations as they apply to hotels, resorts, restaurants, bars, and retail food markets.

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