The International Network of Hospitality Consulting Professionals

Cayuga Hospitality Consultants have decades of experience in leadership roles in virtually all segments of the industry. Whether in hotel asset management, advising on acquisitions and dispositions, or in operations, our professionals have a deep understanding of the issues that owners, financial institutions, and operators are facing.

Whether seeking to invest in a single property or a multi-unit acquisition, our professionals are able to provide hotel evaluations and recommendations on the market and location; review current branding and offer solutions for hotel brand conversion, up-branding or repositioning; assist with franchise negotiations and contract review; and evaluation of hotel management company performance with recommendations for improvement or alternatives.

When evaluating whether to buy a project, rigorous due diligence is required. Our asset experts are fiscally and strategically focused. Able to analyze opportunities for hotel revenue enhancement and maximize returns; prepare 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; buyers receive 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

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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Rowland Bates

Mr. Bates is a hospitality Acquisitions and Development professional with 40 years’ leadership experience in all aspects of development/acquisition of hotels, luxury resorts & golf course communities.

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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

Ken Edwards

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

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James Fitzgerald

Deep experience in workouts, asset management, lender and litigation support, and deal structuring, providing candid advice to lawyers, developers, lenders and owners.

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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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Jim Lopolito

Jim Lopolito

Jim is a veteran of the restaurant, country club, catering & concert industries offering expert assistance with club management consulting, restaurant consulting, and other foodservice development.

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Jon Peck

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

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Michael Pleninger

Michael Pleninger

Cayuga's only Total Service Hotel Management Company

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Preston Rideout

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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Thomas Riegelman

R-A Associates provides consulting services focused on CapEx planning, Asset Management, Facility Management, and expert witness testimony for hospitality real estate assets.

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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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