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Management Assistance

  1. Hotel Operations of General Manager of any size property, department, or location.
  2. Quality Assurance Programs of independent evaluation.
  3. Yield Management to maximize room revenues from an hourly to a seasonal basis.
  4. Front Office/Reservation Systems Training from the first customer greeting to night audit operations.
  5. Marketing Studies: Personnel training and formal studies to expose primary and secondary markets.
  6. Human Resource Programs: Task training, position description, employee guides, wage and benefit reviews.

Ownership Assistance

  1. Financial Operations Analysis by department to maximize profits.
  2. Operations Manuals Consolidation of your policies and procedures in compliance with state/federal laws and franchisee requirements.
  3. Litigation Support with expert witness testimony.
  4. Anonymous Audits of service and management standards.
  5. Real Estate Services from Bed and Breakfast Inns to Major Resorts.
  6. Appraisal Services through members of the Appraisal Institute of America.
  7. Mortgage Broker for real estate financing.

Development Assistance

  1. Feasibility Studies: Xanders has authored over 100 chain-approved studies. Impact Studies to determine from a third-party standpoint the effect of new hotel development. Architectural Reviews from a Hotel Operations perspective to eliminate errors and increase productivity. Remodeling Coordination from project review to oversight management, including design, purchasing and installation. Xanders has completed over 20 projects. Construction Coordination: Leading the efforts of the Architect, General Contractor, Franchisee and ownership from a daily or project review perspective. Xanders has completed three of these projects.
  2. Pre-Opening Management Functions of permits/licensing, FF&E installation, punch lists, staffing/training and marketing. Xanders has opened over 15 hotels.


LMS's Project Solutions and Consulting Accomplishments

1. Wingate Inn, Lynn Haven, Florida,
Ketan Patel, 850/819-8280
In 2005 Lodging Management Services was awarded the Pre-Opening and Hotel Management Contracts for the Wingate Inn, Lynn Haven (Panama City), Florida. Market Research dictated that the 68-room hotel be positioned as a Boutique Hotel with upgraded bedding, amenities and an Aquatic Center to meet the local competition. Within 65 days of opening, the property had obtained parity within its Competitive Set at 98.6% RevPAR.
2. Staybridge Suites, Tallahassee, Florida,
George Banks, 850/219-5210
Assisting the Project Developer as the Asset Manager in all phases of Pre-Opening, Architectural, Interior Design; Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment purchasing of the 104-unit Staybridge Suites Hotel. Total development cost as estimated at $11 million.

3. Suburban Extended Stay Hotel,
Joseph Barry, 850/926-4511
Pre-Opening and Management Contracts
Opened Spring 2004
Conversion of the 120-room exterior-corridor, two-story transient hotel into an Extended-Stay Hotel with an appraised value of $6 million. Through innovative design, a standard 12'x23' room was adjusted to include a sleep/sofa, desk with ergomonic chair and armoire with a 27-inch television living area. Queen-sized bed with double night stands, sleeping space, Kitchen area of two-seat dining table with wall sconce, 12-cubic-foot, 2-door refrigerator with ice maker, full-size dishwasher, 19"x17" sink with disposal, two-burner cook top, full-size microwave hood and cabinets; dressing area of double rack closet shelves, vanity with framed mirror. Annual Occupancy of 80% was achieved within seven months of opening.



Edward L. Xanders, CHA, President
Interim Hospitality Consultants, LLC
4145 Yardley Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32309-2942
Phone: (850) 893-6010
Fax: (850) 893-8345
Cell: (850) 443-5010

American Hotel Lodging Association, Member
Extended-Stay Hotel Council, AHLA, Member
International Association of Hospitality Advisors, Member
National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and
   Developers, Member
Authored articles for AAHOA publications for the Asian
  American Hotel Owners Association
Superior Small Lodging of America, Member
Florida Bed and Breakfast Association, Member

Bunny Nocera
Senior Research Analyst

Alan Walker
Phone: (850) 445-2204

Ronald K. McLaughlin
Administrative Assistant

Western Office
Mary Barton
Research Analyst
Oklahoma City, OK
Cell: (405) 574-2618

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