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.
4. Holiday Inn and Suites, Russellville,
Alabama Naron Sheth, 256/355-9977
Complete direction of all pre-opening activities for a six-week
period. The hotel opened on April 15, 2000.
5. Desert Pearl Inn, Springdale, Utah, at Zion National Park
Kent & Robin Palmer, 801-583-6116
Recruitment of a new General Manager. Perform a Quality Assurance
Review. Review Front Office Procedures to effect maximum Yield
Management and Internal Controls. Review all Reservation Procedures;
all Marketing Programs; all Human Resource Programs. Analyze prior
Financial Reports to maximize profitability. Review all Operations
Manuals, Policies, and Procedures for compliance with state/federal
statutes and industry standards. Perform an Anonymous Audit of
Reservations, and Management Operations.
6. Proposed 100-Room Comfort Suites, Naples, Florida
Scott Brush, 305/253-7415
Performed all Market Research with Franchise and Design
recommendations on the proposed hotel development.
7. Park Central Inn, Ft. Worth, Texas
Kirit Daftary, 254/776-4209
Hotel Market Analysis, Quality Assurance, Evaluation, Recruitment of
a General Manager to reposition an independent hotel in downtown Ft.
8. The Tides Inn, Norfolk, Virginia
Kirit Amin, 757/587-8781
Quality Assurance Evaluation to reposition the property in the
9. Ramada Limited, Gainesville, Florida.
Bob Howard, 305/661-9904
Assisted the first-time hotel owner with final remodeling
requirements of converting a 100-room independent motel. Purchased
and directed the installation of FF&E. Held Training Classes for all
employees on the new Franchise programs. Revisited the property on
four occasions to assist management to successfully complete a
Quality Assurance Evaluation and Programs to pass a Franchise
10. Days Inn, Baltimore (Glen Burnie), Maryland
Steve Zaveri, 301/953-1610
Was Interim General Manager and coordinated the changing of a
130-room Holiday Inn into a Days Inn during the first 6 weeks under
11. Holiday Inn, Statesboro, Georgia
Tek Chand, 706/868-9794
As Interim General Manager, had complete authority in implementing a
$300,000 Property Improvement Program over a 4- month period to
successfully pass a Holiday Inn Corporate Inspection in the 129-room
12. Holiday Inn Express, Bainbridge, Georgia
Sunil Patel, 912/526-4311
Authored the Feasibility Study, presentation before lenders,
assisted with the architectural design, specifications, bidding and
installation of furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the 50-room
motel. Interim General Manager on two occasions to re-market
position the motel to pass Franchise inspections.
11. Ramada Inn Southeast, Nashville, Tennessee
Al Vanjaria, 904/824-4306
On two separate occasions, conducted Hotel Market Analyses, Sales
Training of new Marketing staff, Quality Assurance Evaluation, Developed
new Market Sales leads of potential room sales of over $750,000 per
12. Sleep Inn, Nashville, Tennessee and
Comfort Inn and Suites, Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Atul Gordhan, 615/391-8074
Innovative Preconstruction Design Recommendations
13. Comfort Inn, Cairo, Georgia
Tom Tinsley, 850/488-4197
Successfully petitioned city council for revision to city ordinance
regulating sale of liquor by the drink. Authored Feasibility Study,
selected Franchise, architectural design input of 75% of the project,
reviewed general contractor bids and purchased all operational supplies.
Coordinated all FF&E installations. Completed final punch lists.
Selected, hired, and trained all management and staff. Directed all
Pre-Opening Marketing for the 50-room, 80-seat restaurant, 60-seat
14. Best Western, Nashville, Tennessee
Shantu Hari, 615/902-9940
Innovative Preconstruction Design Recommendations
15. Howard Johnson, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Mike Yaldo, 248/788-1700
Marketing and Site Review prior to purchase decision.
16. SouthGate Campus Centre, Tallahassee, Florida
The upscale luxury student residence of 268 rooms also had a cafeteria,
ballroom, food court (6 national franchises), convenience store,
bookstore, copy center, hair salon, dry cleaner, sports lounge, fitness
center, and a computer lab. Developed all pre-opening brochures, video
tapes and collateral materials. Directed all public relations, direct
mail campaign, and sales solicitations as the Marketing Director, which
opened Fall 1993 with 75% occupancy.
17. Weatherspoon Guest House, Apalachicola, Florida.
Directed the total redesign of 70-year-old antebellum house into a
4-room bed and breakfast inn. Specified bids and purchased all FF&E.
18. Shoneys Inn, Thomasville, Georgia
Designed lobby, front office, and housekeeping facilities for the
19. Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, Macon, Georgia
Project coordination on the $9 million property rebuilding. Coordinated
the efforts of the owner (life insurance company), franchisor,
management company, general contractor, architect, and interior designer
while keeping the 306-room, full-service hotel open over a 15-month
20. Hilton Hotel, Tallahassee
As General Manager, directed a multimillion-dollar renovation program to
the Coffee Shop, Front Desk, Lobby Bar, Show Lounge, and all Guest Rooms
of the 246-room, full-service hotel.
21. Hilton Hotel, Augusta, Georgia
Coordinated the design and construction of an indoor pool/health
facility and guest room renovation for the 210-room, full-service hotel.
22. Powdermill Inn, Bessemer, Michigan
As General Manager, provided design input into guest rooms, food and
beverage, lobby, and front desk for the 55-unit condominium ski resort.
23. Hilton Hotel, Sioux City, Iowa
Coordinated all FF&E installations, hired and trained the management and
staff of the 200-room, full-service hotel.
24. Sheraton Inn, Dallas, Texas
Six months prior to opening, named restaurant and lounge, purchased
interior decor, coordinated all FF&E installations, hired and trained
management and staff for the 150-room, full-service hotel.
25. Registry Hotel, Dallas, Texas
Responsible for obtaining all occupancy permits and licenses four months
prior to the opening of the 250-room, full-service hotel.
26. North Shore Inn and Suites, North Myrtle Beach,
Hotel Operations Contract of the 80-room reflaged Wingate Inn from June
1, 2000 through December, 2000.