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, as well as the many other components needed to bring a developer’s vision to reality. 

While always keeping the long term view in mind, 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.

Experienced in ownership and operations of hotels, resorts, clubs, restaurants and bars, Cayuga’s team bring unique and relevant perspectives to each project. Whether 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, developers can be confident that guidance from our team will ensure practical and reliable counsel for development, re-development, or adaptive reuse.

Our Hotel and Restaurant Site Selection 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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Richard Williams

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

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