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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of organization is Cayuga? Corporation, LLC, other...?

We are a network of independent consultants. A membership organization with an annual membership fee.

Our consultants are independent contractors and they set their own pricing based on scope of services required, project length, travel requirements, and other factors.

Each of our members has been carefully selected to provide specialized services within the wide-ranging proficiencies required to own and/or operate a hospitality enterprise. The average member has 25-years of experience with much of their work being within the unique areas in which their consulting practice concentrates. Our members are located in key geographic areas domestically and abroad.

In general, we have expertise in all areas of lodging, F&B and hospitality. Please refer to our webpage Hospitality Consulting Services – Cayuga Hospitality Consultants for a listing of all service areas our members represent.

A managing partner of Cayuga will review your request within 72 hours of receipt and either contact you for more information, or in cases where more detailed requests are received from the client such as outline of project needs, complete contact information, and link to client website, one of our experts will contact the client directly.

We provide customized market feasibility studies that are “bank ready”. Our studies can be used to secure loans and equity financing.

Cayuga’s expertise covers all tiers of F&B from fine dining and beverage service to staff cafeterias, events and catering, providing expertise in concept development, operations, human resources, financial needs, site evaluations, branding, and more.

We have experienced expert witnesses in all areas of lodging, F&B and hospitality in general, as well as certified Mediators and Arbitrators, and specialists in contract negotiations.

Via Human Resources Consulting, consultants provide customized job descriptions, standard operating procedures, staff training, and interim leadership.

For a nominal fee Cayuga will perform a discovery analysis of your operations that will identify your strengths, weaknesses, and potential solutions.

Sales and marketing consulting identifies challenges and opportunities within one’s own team. In addition to this service, we provide digital marketing services and remote sales assistance available through and exclusive partner of Cayuga’s.

Yes, whether identifying or updating your own unique brand, or selecting a regional or national flag to affiliate with, Hospitality Branding & Operator Selection is the place to begin.

Cayuga’s marketing professional skills include research, positioning, revenue management, and digital marketing expertise to help you optimize your business performance, reputation, profitability, and market share.

From feasibility, market analysis, site plan review, to existing property evaluations from FF&E and mechanical/electrical/plumbing, and structural assessments, and identifying potential investors, guidance in deal structuring, and asset management, our consultants are skilled in all aspects of acquisitions and dispositions.

Our teams of technical experts, engineering professionals, sustainability specialists, will work with development, architects, and contractors to guide projects large and small.

Yes, depending on the services required, either one of our member consultants is available or through our business partner interim management and task force at the Department Head and Executive level are introduced.

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