HVS International Announces Satellite Mexico City Office

HVS International is pleased to announce the opening of a satellite HVS office in Mexico City.
HVS International is pleased to announce the opening of a satellite HVS office in Mexico City. HVS Mexico will offer immediate and impacting assistance to developers, institutional lenders and operators of lodging properties in Mexico. A comprehensive approach designed to increase asset value through providing expertise in the various components affecting a successful hotel operation will be the focus. Services will include asset management, site analysis, operational audits, brand reviews, reservation and electronic distribution analysis, property renovation strategies. The Mexico office will also assist in the marketing and co-ordination of the services provided by other HVS divisions for Mexico based assets and clients. The office will be headed by Hans Desai, CHA, former Chief Operating Officer of HVS Hotel Management. Desai is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality Business and serves on the Executive Board for the Hotel Alumni Association at MSU. Desai has held senior level management positions with several hotel companies including the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Mexico City, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels as well as Sheraton. During his time with Sheraton he served on the Marketing Board of Directors for Starwood Hotels and held the position of Vice President of the Metro Denver Hotel Association. Desai’s 25 year career includes assignments in the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Macau and Hong Kong. During his tenure with HVS Hotel Management (formerly Six Hats – Hospitality Company) he had oversight responsibilities for over 40 hotels comprising 10 nationally recognized hotel brands as well as several independent properties. His experience included the re-branding of several hotels and working closely with franchise representatives, lending institutions and developers. For additional information regarding HVS Mexico., please contact: Hans Desai Mexico Office: Tel: 52 5 531 0328 Fax: 52 5 531 2728. U.S. Office: Tel: 303 763 9322 Fax: 303 988 2638 HVS International is a full service hospitality consultancy providing industry skill and knowledge worldwide. HVS International offers market and financial feasibility studies, valuations, strategic analyses, development planning, and litigation support. Additionally, HVS specialists provide unique knowledge in the areas of executive search, investment banking, brokerage, asset management and corporate and single property strategic planning, management contracts, environmental sustainability, timeshare consulting, food and beverage operations and restaurant appraisal, interior design, gaming, technology strategies, organizational assessments, operational management, strategy development, convention facilities consulting, marketing communications, property tax appeals and investment consulting. Since 1980, HVS International has provided hospitality services to more than 10,000 hotels throughout the world. Principals and associates of the firm have written textbooks and thousands of articles regarding all aspects of the hospitality industry, and literally “wrote the book” on how hotels should be valued. For further information contact: Leora Halpern Lanz 516-248-8828 Ext 278 # # #