With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Roland, the founding partner of Hospitality Advisors, brings a seasoned perspective to the table.
Hospitality Advisors is a dynamic boutique firm with a sharp focus on excellence, specializing in asset management, procurement and property acquisition/disposition. This firm serves as a unique resource for real estate proprietors and investors, linking them directly to a diverse network of experts. These experts provide invaluable support and counsel, spanning concept definition, procurement, management, and the meticulous underwriting required for acquisitions or dispositions.
Roland's extensive background includes senior executive roles at distinguished hospitality enterprises like Premier/Ashford, HotelAVE, Renaissance Hotels, and Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (Regent, Radisson Blu, Country, Park Inn). In these capacities, he spearheaded multifaceted development pursuits, encompassing asset acquisitions, franchise and management agreement structuring, brand interactions, and intricate legal negotiations.
His accomplishments encompass a series of successes, including complex acquisitions in upscale segments across the Bahamas, St. Martin, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, and Puerto Rico. His influence stretches to Latin America, where he masterminded negotiations for partnership agreements in Brazil and Mexico, as well as upper upscale ground-up projects such as Sao Paulo's Renaissance and Rio de Janeiro's JW Marriott.
Notably, Roland's scope of expertise spans back to his tenure as the head of development for Renaissance Hotels in Europe (EMEA). During this time, he played a pivotal role in expanding the company's reach prior to its acquisition by Marriott International.
A prominent figure in the industry, Roland is a sought-after speaker and moderator at international conferences. His insights also find publication in articles and commentaries, and his opinions have been cited extensively in industry magazines and newspapers.
Roberto brings a robust background in real estate, hospitality development, and the intricacies of construction and design/land planning.
A recent addition to Coldwell Banker Commercial (CBC), Roberto injects into the real estate brokerage realm an extensive reservoir of knowledge cultivated over three decades. His journey encompasses roles as a real estate developer, business proprietor, entrepreneur, and a pioneering investor in startups spanning technology, manufacturing, and construction systems. His tenure at CBC has seen the establishment of a "hotel-centric practice," meticulously tailored to offer seasoned guidance and expertise to hotel owners and investors.
As the founder and owner of La Rocca Group, a real estate development firm initially rooted in Venezuela, Roberto has etched his mark in the industry. Throughout his illustrious career, he has orchestrated the conception, financing, and construction of an array of distinguished structures. Notable creations under his guidance include Radisson Blu Caracas, GlobalSigmakit, Club Residencial Hacienda Santa Ines, Royal Palm Luxury Homes, Torre Fondo Comun El Rosal, and Banesco Tower. His leadership has also navigated intricate negotiations involving landlords, municipalities, financial institutions, Nasdaq 500 corporations, and renowned global hotel brands.
Moreover, Roberto's legacy extends to his past ownership and directorial role at the WTC Caracas, Venezuela.
Educationally equipped as a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA, Roberto commands fluency in English, Spanish, and Italian, amplifying his ability to communicate across diverse contexts.
Monique is entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing and managing the accounting and administrative operations at Hospitality Advisors. This encompasses a wide range of duties, including financial transaction management, banking activities, and accounting tasks. Additionally, she plays a pivotal role in maintaining and nurturing client relationships, meticulously documenting transactions, keeping comprehensive records, and facilitating effective communication with all stakeholders.
She possesses extensive expertise in the field of hospitality, with a specific focus on the cruise industry. Over a decade-long tenure, she successfully led the financial operations of Carnival Cruise Line's casinos, with a particular emphasis on cash accounting. Her responsibilities included the management, training, and scheduling of cashiers across a diverse, multi-ethnic staff working on more than 25 separate vessels, spanning various brands under the company's umbrella, such as Carnival, Holland America, Seabourn, and Windstar, among others.
Furthermore, Monique possesses a profound comprehension of facility planning and space management. She played a pivotal role in enhancing the design and functionality of this pivotal aspect for the parent company. Her strategic assignments took her to numerous dockyards across Europe during the ship construction phase. During this stage, she meticulously reviewed and assessed all elements of design, layout, and operational effectiveness of the casino spaces on each new vessel before their commencement of operations.
Before pivoting to hospitality, Monique was studying chiropractic in Amsterdam, her native country of origin. Today she resides in Miami Beach Florida and is fluent in Dutch, French and English.
Notable projects John has been involved with include Elegant Boutique Hotels in Barbados where he served as COO and The Mutiny Hotel in Miami, FL where he served as general manager. He was also Vice President of development, logistics, and planning for the Leash & Mackenzie Group, a construction company focused on the restoration and refurbishment of hotels and resorts throughout Florida and the Caribbean.
Piro is a 25+ years veteran of the hospitality industry with strong skills in sales and electronic distribution. After founding and operating a travel agency for many years, Piro joined Pegassus and was responsible to grow its business in Latin America. He later used his negotiating skills in business development with several international company such as World Hotels, Radisson and Best Western. He is currently providing expert advise in sales, marketing and connectivity technology (internet sites, GDS and electronic distribution, optimization and consortias)
Jose is the President & Owner of Victoria Porcelain Corp. (U.S.A.), a company he started to access the USA market, Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean for products geared to the Hotel and Institutional Industry. Today Victoria is known all over the world in the Hospitality and Dinnerware Industry. At the present time, Victoria Porcelain is one of the few companies able to decorate "in glaze" Porcelain in the USA. Victoria also boasts an additional production facility in Spain as well as implants with manufacturer in Spain, Turkey and Portugal.