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Hotel Branding & Operator Selection Consulting Services

They make up a large part of the market value of many successful global companies and our consultants are highly experienced in every tier of the marketplace. Knowing that often the most measured element is profitability, our consultants will guide owners and operators on how to achieve the highest quality guest experience, while at the same time meeting hotel brand demands. Using the latest in award-winning research in hotel branding services and thought leadership on this topic, Cayuga consultants help clients create and manage brands for increased customer loyalty, market advantage and profitability. Knowing from their own personal experience, our consultants are able to assist owners on matching and managing the contracting process to ensure a seamless brand operator selection, negotiation and implementation process.

Our Hotel Branding Services & Operator 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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John Berndt

Senior advisor for multi-use projects for International brands, independent owners/developers on hospitality operations,

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Chekitan Dev

Chekitan Dev

Dr. Dev is the leading expert on hospitality branding and has served as an expert witness, workshop leader, consultant and keynote speaker for hospitality related firms all over the world.

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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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Cara Federici

Cara Federici is a results oriented, Principal and former Vice President of Branding & Hotel Operations delivering proven methodologies to create and scale hospitality brands.

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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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Simon Fricker

Simon Fricker

International luxury boutique hotelier specializing in new concepts, pre-openings & operations. Advising stakeholders on how to optimize project investments, enhance asset value & maximize profit.

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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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Haydn Kramer

Hotel Sales & Marketing expert ; experience ranging from VP of Sales & Marketing to Sales Management of Marriott's entire portfolio. Haydn's knowledge can be applied to any lodging brand at every tier

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Michael Pleninger

Michael Pleninger

Cayuga's only Total Service Hotel Management Company

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Romulo Vallejo

Fully bilingual, multicultural Hospitality Operations Specialist. Over 20 years U.S. and Caribbean-Latin American experience leading select, extended, and full-service hotels.

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