The International Network of Hospitality Consulting Professionals

Cayuga consultants have expert proficiency in managing the intricacies of:

  • Land planning
  • Architectural and engineering professionals
  • Legal concerns
  • Permitting and local regulatory agencies
  • And many other components needed to bring a developer’s vision to reality 

Hotel Site Selection Consulting Services 

Cayuga consultants will always keep your long-term view in mind by studying a site’s:

  • Demographics
  • Location
  • Visibility
  • Access
  • Competition and mix of business nearby
  • Existence of demand generators and other factors

Our hotel development experts present clear evidence and interpretations for project viability.

Hotel Land Use Planning Consultants

Experienced in ownership and operations of hotels, resorts, clubs, restaurants and bars, Cayuga consultants bring unique and relevant perspectives to each project. 

Whether you are in need of guidance in restaurant conceptualization, hotel project management, or sales and marketing direction, our consultants know first-hand how to plan for: 

  • Guest experience
  • Provide advice for design for operational efficiencies
  • Yield investor returns
  • And long-range success

Preparing conclusive development recommendations backed by comprehensive economic and sensitivity to risk analyses are required for any successful project. With decades of experience, you can be confident that guidance from our team will ensure practical and reliable counsel for development, re-development, or adaptive reuse.

Should You Build in an Emerging Destination?

With more people traveling and more spending occurring at destinations, tourism offers an attractive option for economic development. This is particularly true for emerging market destinations where employment opportunities are limited. But, this option comes with strings attached: without planning and management by public authorities, local businesses and communities, tourism can easily transform once appealing places into noisy, crowded, polluted, inhospitable and ultimately uncompetitive destinations. While it is certainly possible and sometimes profitable to operate a hospitality business in an unappealing environment, logic dictates that when visitors feel more comfortable at a destination, they will spend more money there. Hospitable, well-managed surroundings do boost local development, employment and business.

Emerging destinations are often resource-challenged – short on the necessary human resources, management systems, technology and budget — to compete effectively and efficiently.

When it comes to location development, destinations with deep pocket budgets can afford a “Field of Dreams” – “if you build it, they will come” – approach to developing such an environment. But, very few locations have this luxurious option. Instead, most competitive and economically successful destinations develop based on careful planning and community consensus coordinated and managed by Destination Management Organizations (DMOs).

DMOs help hotels, restaurants, attractions and tourist-related places, whether in well-established or emerging market destinations, compete more efficiently and profitably.

Whether these DMOs are organized in private, public or partnerships structures, they can utilize a range of tools to promote, track and manage a destination’s competitive position. From visitor surveys to an assortment of internet and cloud-based e-tourism solutions, DMOs can leverage tools that maximize a destination’s profits, revenue and community benefits, while minimizing costs across attractions and businesses.

Our Hotel and Restaurant Site Selection 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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Bill Callnin

Cayuga Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus, specializing in planning, development and operations analyses of casinos.

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Stephen Darling

Experience in planning and development consulting for owners and architects, Stephen's approach creates the road to profitability plus fresh shrewd insights for the future.

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Jennifer Dohrmann-Alpert

Leisure advisory expert - finding the sweet spot between your vision, insightful market research, and deep financial analytics to optimize project success.

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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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Timothy O'Mara

Food and beverage consultant specializing in Request for Proposal (RFP), master planning, proforma development, and operational consulting for Higher Ed and Employee Dining.

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Jon Peck

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

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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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Jeffrey Simon

Our firm provides foodservice design and design/build Services throughout the US and has experience on five continents. Our team also has expertise in laundry and spa design.

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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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Alan Someck

An expert witness for the hospitality industry, providing consulting and testimony drawing from 32 years as a successful restaurant operator, full service consultant, food product developer & trainer.

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Peter Van Allen

I help hotels develop guest-centric pricing of non-rooms services – parking, restaurant/bar, spa & ancillaries – to increase profit & guest satisfaction for the entire hotel.

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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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