Michael Smithson, a Phoenix-based Associate with the HVS Consulting and Valuation offices in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, melds a passion for hotels with a mind for all the intricacies of hotel development, financing, and valuation. Whether you’re buying, selling, or investing in a hotel in the American southwest, trust Michael and HVS to deliver conclusions you can trust.
Michael’s most recent hands-on hotel work was with the Hyatt Regency in Houston. Michael graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management, with a concentration in Hotel Development and minor in Finance, from the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston. While in school he served on the board of the university’s Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) chapter, which received the Chapter of the Year and Chapters’ Choice awards during his tenure. Michael is a Certified Hotel Industry Analyst (CHIA).
Michael’s volunteer efforts include work at the Beacon Homeless Outreach Center in Houston, as well as at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS). His interests outside of work include the sport of fencing and hiking trails in the the desert southwest. In a prior life he cooked and catered professionally, and he still enjoys cooking, baking, and mixing vintage cocktails.