Over the course of a lengthy career, Lodging Advisors and its principal Sean Hennessey have evaluated hundreds of hospitality properties. A map of some selected client project locations can be found by clicking here.


Lodging Advisors and its principal Sean Hennessey have worked with a wide variety of clients, including investors, owners, franchisors, management companies, lenders, developers, law firms, and public agencies. A list of past clients can be found here.

[We met] at a meeting which I recall vividly as the single most productive hour of my time running [the Public Agency]. I don’t say that lightly. I learned more about the hospitality business in one hour thanks to your insight and expertise than I ever could have  acquired in any other means.  -President, NYC public development authority

 You are and always will be a legendary professional in the hospitality industry, someone I’ve admired over the course of my entire professional career, ever since reading your industry intelligence to try and find creative ways to finance hospitality projects... -CEO, Private NY Real Estate Firm with +$3 billion in assets


Sean Hennessey has provided a wide array of services covering development, operations, financial performance, valuation, and other topics. Some typical services include:

  • Investment Analysis: Based in the world's financial capital, Lodging Advisors often evaluates hotels in light of their investment potential. This typically means evaluating the asset's prospective profitability, estimating its cost or value, and calculating the resultant yield to ownership. A financial model is provided.
  • Development Support: Product positioning analysis, preliminary facility programming and plan evaluation, and hotel-specific cost estimates including FF&E, OS&E, and pre-opening budgets.
  • Asset Oversight: Lodging Advisors has served as an owner's representative for a number of nationally branded hotels.
  • Valuation: Unbiased real estate appraisals. Sean Hennessey is a publicly certified real estate appraiser and a MAI member of the Appraisal Institute.