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      Edward L. Xanders, CHA, CAM, GRI, IAHA


Edward L. Xanders has over 30 years of hotel management experience, with over 12 years in hotel management companies. 

As President/Owner of Interim Hospitality Consultants, Tallahassee, Florida, which was formed in 1994, Xanders provides Operations, Feasibility/Market Analysis, Yield Management, Food & Beverage Controls, Human Resource Search/Training, Pre-Opening and Renovation Coordination, along with Expert Testimony to the Hospitality Industry across North America. 

His prior company was Cambridge Management Corporation, Tallahassee, Florida, from 1984 to 1993.  He directed the operations of over ten Hotels and Condominiums.  Two of the annual management contracts were extended five times until the properties were sold.  Xanders has authored nearly 100 Feasibility Studies and market analysis.  Developed four projects for investors that included the Feasibility Study, engagement of Architect, General Contractor, Franchise (Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn, Travelodge, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel), construction and FF&E coordination, Pre-opening Staffing and Operations Management.

From 1972 to 1984, he was Vice President and Regional Manager for Management Resources, Tallahassee, Florida, along with assignments at Hospitality Management Corporation, Metro Inns Management, and Westbrook Inn Management, all of Dallas, Texas.  During this tenure, he served as General Manager of the Tallahassee Hilton (246 rooms) from 1979 to 1984.  Additional Hilton Hotel Management assignments included Hiltons in Macon, GA; Amarillo, Ft. Worth, Midland, and Abilene, TX; Wichita, KA; Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM. 

He has a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Michigan State University; was designated a Certified Hotel Administrator in 1980 by the American Hotel Lodging Association; and is a 1990 Graduate of the Realtor Institute of the National Association of Realtors.  He has guest-lectured at major universities and hotel schools while also teaching AHLA Educational Institute classes. 

Ed holds three professional Florida licenses: Community (Condominium) Association Management, Real Estate Broker, and Mortgage Broker Business.  Lodging Realty Services, which provides Hotel Industry Real Estate Services, and Lodging Management Services, LLC, providing hotel management to all types of hotels and condominium associations, are both owned by Ed.  He has published Management Case Studies in the Florida Hotel Motel Association Journal and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association Hospitality monthly magazine.  Interim Hospitality Consultants has marketed its services in the national publications of Hotel a nd Motel Management and, continuously since 1995, in Hotel Business and Arrington's Bed and Breakfast Journal since 2000. 

He is a past president ofthe Tallahassee Lodging and Restaurant Association, and Past Board Member of the Florida Hotel and Motel Association, Leon County United Way, and cofounder of the Tallahassee Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau. 

He has served as various committee chairmanships and as a delegate to the American Hotel Lodging Association and is currently a member of the Extended-Stay Hotel Council, Georgia Hotel Travel Association, Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Florida State University Boosters, Springtime Tallahassee Festival, and Good Shepard Catholic Church, along with membership in the Florida Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Association, Asian American Hotel Owners Association, the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers and Superior Small Lodging of the United States.  In 1999, he formed the International Association of Hospitality Advisors. 

Ed and Judy have been married for over 30 years and have three grown sons.




Interim Hospitality Consultants, LLC
4145 Yardley Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32309-2942
Phone: (850) 893-6010 Fax: (850) 893-8345
www.interimhospitality.com ihcex@comcast.netMember,
International Association of Hospitality Advisors
Member, Extended-Stay Hotel Council, AHLA



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

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