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Lodging Advisors has served blue chip hotel companies, investment funds, law firms and governmental agencies. Quoted hundreds of times in publications as a respected authority on lodging industry trends.


Broad Experience

Broad Experience

Broad Experience

From market analysis to development planning to investment modelling to transactional and litigation support - Lodging Advisors has done it all.


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Lodging Advisors In the News


Recent Press Citations

"Hotel occupancy down 44%, latest numbers show," Crains New York Business, March 18, 2020

"Lodging Advisors Hennessey on State  of Hotel Property Level Financials," No Vacancy Podcast, March 17, 2020

"Major hotel chains shutting down due to coronavirus pandemic," New York Post, March 17, 2020

"US hotel occupancy rates are plunging due to coronavirus," The Points Guy, March 16, 2020

"Hotels Turn to Layoffs, Room Rate Cuts as Business Staggers," Wall Street Journal, March 13, 2020

"Corona Virus Deals Blow to Global Business," Wall Street Journal, February 28, 2020

"Coronavirus in N. Y.: Without Chinese Tourists, Business Sags," New York Times, February 4, 2020

"Hilton to Launch New Brand Aimed at Young Professionals," Wall Street Journal, December 24, 2019

"Trump's company exploring sale of landmark Washington hotel," Chicago Tribune, October 29, 2019

"Marriott is expanding further into home-sharing," New York Post, April 29, 2019

"Is Sonder the New Airbnb?," Commercial Observer, March 22, 2019.

" Hotel Developers Get into School," The Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2018

"Luxury Hotelier Oberoi Group Stays the Course By Focusing on One Brand," Skift, August 20, 2018

"China's Anbang Puts a $5.5 Billion Luxury Hotel Portfolio on the Block," The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2018

"How the Plaza was finally won," The Real Deal, August 1, 2018

"The Internet Doesn't Call You Back: AAA's Case for More Human Travel Agents," The Washington Post, July 5, 2018

"A Mini Boost for NYC's Hotel Market," The Real Deal,April 5, 2018

"Want to Relax in a Nice Hotel for 15 Minutes? An App Can Make That Happen," The New York Times, January 17, 2018.

"Hotel Overload?," The Real Deal, January 1, 2018

"Midscale Brand Growth: Choice or Commoditization?," Hotels magazine (web), December 20, 2017

Does Ashkenzy Have an Inside Track at the Plaza?," The Real Deal, November 2017

"Shocking Arrest of Saudi Prince Complicates Plaza Sale," New York Post, November 6, 2017

"Sahara Group Puts Plaza Hotel Up for Sale," The Real Deal, Aug 22, 2017

"For Sale: Famed Plaza Hotel in New York City," The Wall Street Journal, Aug 23, 2017

"Trump Hotel in Washington Saw Strong Profit in First Four Months of 2017," Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2017

"Here's Why NYC Hotel Room Rates Are Really Struggling Right Now," The Real Deal, July 10, 2017

" With Oversupply and Falling Room Rates, the Last Thing the Hotel Biz Need Right Now is a Travel Ban," The Commercial Observer, Feb 8, 2017

"Tracing the Route of a Proposed Air Train to LaGuardia Airport," The New York Times, Mar 11, 2015

Lodging Advisors Public Events

October 2020: Sean plans to attend the annual conference of the ISHC in Chicag

June 2020 (now postponed): Sean will be a featured panelist at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference

January 2020: Sean attended the ALIS conference in Los Angeles.

November 2019: Sean taped a tv episode for The Stoler Report, to be aired at a later date.

November 2019: Sean will give two guest lectures at the Cornell Hotel School and will meet with the school's real estate club.

October 2019: Sean will give the Hilton Lecture at Michigan State University.

June 2019: Sean will moderate a panel on operational efficiency at the NYU International Hospitality Investment Conference.

February 2019: Sean will be conducting a multi-day executive education workshop for an international hotel company in Vienna, Austria.

November 2018: Sean will participate in a panel presentation at HX in New York City.

October 2018: Sean will interview Mr. Chip Conley, the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants

May 2018: Sean will teach a 3-day executive education seminar on hotel financial management to a major European hotel company (Bangkok, private event).

May 2018: Sean will host the annual general managers' panel at HSMAI New York City's chapter's monthly luncheon, Hard Rock Cafe, New York City

April 2018: Sean will conduct a two-day CHIA certification workshop, NYU

January 2018: Sean will teach Lodging Development (undergraduate) and The Hotel Executive (graduate) at the Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism in NYU's School of Professional Studies.

December 6, 2017: Sean will participate in a Wall Street Journal/Hotel Business round-table on the outlook for the hotel industry.

November 6-9, 2017: Sean will be attending The PhocusWright Conference

November 11, 2017: Sean will be participating in the annual meeting of the Association of Hospitality Financial Management Educators

November 12, 2017: Sean will be participating with NYU at the STR Global Hotel Market Study Competition at HX in New York City.

January 22-24, 2017: Sean will attend the Americas Lodging Investment Summit in Los Angeles. 2020