Hospitality Advisory, Feasibility, Asset Management
 
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ANDREAS T. MEINHOLD

 

EXECUTIVE ROLES

Andreas has held ongoing Executive Roles in celebrated Hotels and Hospitality Companies including his very young appointment as VP & GM at the Condado Holiday Inn in San Juan Puerto Rico where he assumed responsibilities for a $35 million business that he restructured to become the Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino, a Member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. He subsequently managed the luxury, world renowned El San Juan Hotel & Casino as VP & MD to become the Caribbean’s first hotel recognized jointly as a member of “The Leading Hotels of the World” and a member of “Preferred Hotel and Resorts”.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Andreas communicates comfortably in English, Spanish, French and German and has extensive International Experience

“MAKING LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS”

Andreas gained his restructuring expertise “Making Lemonade out of Lemons” from more than 30 years of hands on hotel real estate, sales & marketing and operations management.

As developer and owner/operator of the 1st newly built Hyatt Place Hotel in Orlando/Lake Mary, he succeeded to open on time, within budget and position the hotel as market leader during the recession in 2008 and beyond.He was recognized as “Best Practice Champion” in Revenue Management and Global Sales by Cornell University and American Express, for Best REVPAR performance in 2011 amongst 165 Hyatt Place Hotels, Best Customer Service Award for 2009, 10 & 12 by Hyatt Hotels.

 

PRESIDENT & CEO FOR SWISSAIR’S HOTEL PORTFOLIO
SWISSOTEL HOTELS & RESORTS

Andreas was then named President & CEO for Swissair’s hotel portfolio Swissotel Hotels & Resorts, that he successfully restructured as the ‘Lexus’ of the global luxury brands in 2001 having doubled the number of hotels and rooms in inventory. Its subsequent sale, negotiated by his team, represented globally one of the highest yielding hospitality real estate transactions.

 
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EXPERTISE

Andreas is a multi-lingual, multicultural consulting professional with a lifetime of relevant, high quality advisory and senior management expertise focusing on independent luxury, branded luxury and select service hotel, condominium and resort operations. His ability to critically evaluate existing processes and his excellent listening skills enabled him to deliver expert solutions to challenges confronted along the way.

Andreas's most recent consulting assignments include an Extended Stay feasibility study for a developer in Miami, a best use analysis for a beach front land parcel in Fort Lauderdale, and a 125 room Select Service hotel in Melbourne, FL, a brand conversion in St Thomas, USVI for a 360-room resort with a 10.5 Million capital improvement and corresponding construction management responsibility. He concluded the negotiations for the optimal branding and management company for the Ft. Lauderdale Beach project subsequently on behalf of the developer. He was closely involved in the design and development of the hotel and condominium portion for the mixed-use development Espirito Santo Miami, today's Conrad hotel.


 
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