Hotel consultant Paul Breslin founded Panther Hospitality with more than 20 years in the hotel industry.
Panther's initial focus was based on transforming real estate opportunities into hotels of distinction for hotel professionals.
However, the company continues to focus on hotel consultant based services from its base office in Atlanta, Georgia.
Why focus on hotel consultant services? As Panther knows all too well, the majority of new restaurants are going to fail in their very first year.
It's not quite the 90% figure introduced in the reality show, 'The Restaurant', but it is a sobering number nonetheless.
Approximately 27% of new restaurant start-ups fail in the first year. Almost half of them have closed the door after three years. What does this suggest about the hospitality industry?
Hospitality consulting includes not just restaurant owners. It also offers assistance to hotel operators, club management and other professionals in the hospitality industry. There is a broad category of fields within the service industry as well.
This includes lodging, restaurants and event planning among other things. Particularly within lodging, the hotel consultant provides guidance given experience and expertise.
Like the restaurant industry in particular, hotel owners can suffer from the same types of downfalls over time. Without the guidance and assistance of a qualified hotel consultant these pain points can be enormous. They can include poor selling points, pricing strategy, lack of proper marketing strategy, bad negotiation skills, the list goes on.
As a hotel consultant services provider, Panther's team of professional consultants guide developers and hoteliers in all aspects of their businesses. This includes property acquisition and infrastructure, all the way to the successful opening and operating of a hotel.
Paul himself is a 20 year veteran of the hospitality industry and is responsible for casting the vision of the company. Other team members include Julie Halstead out of the Washington, DC office, Susan West (daughter of Jack Harris, CEO of Winston Hospitality, and operator of over 45 hotels) and Patty Perkins.
Hotel consultant Julie Halstead's work in the hospitality industry has focused on development, finance and strategic planning.
As the Senior Director of Hotel Development Planning at Marriott, her team conducted feasibility and impact studies for brands from Ritz Carlton to Fairfield Inn.
Julie's work in the hospitality industry has largely focused on development, finance and strategic planning. How does this mesh with Panther's menu of services? The union has been a solid fit for both.
As a hotel development consultant, Panther's specialties include brand selection, management contracts, project management, and tax incentive expertise as well as asset management.
As a hotel operations consultant, Panther's menu of services includes operation audits, marketing/business plans, sales/marketing strategies, revenue strategies, and management evaluation.
If you are in need of an experienced hotel consultant team, contact Panther Hospitality today at (404) 410-7800.