Stephen Darling has been consulting on hospitality and related projects since 2004; and is affiliated with Cayuga Hospitality Consultants. The majority of his assignments focus on the development and construction phases of projects, while the balance relates to operational reviews and ongoing advice to Owners and Operators.
|Auberge West Brome, Quebec
|Provided advice and guidance to Owner and management team on potential growth strategies, operating efficiencies and related
|The George Hotel, Gibsons
|The George Hotel, Gibsons, BC Provided strategic support to Owner during permit review and planning phase, plus plan reviews and input to architect and consultants on planned operations approach and back of house facilities.
|L’Horizon Resort, Palm Springs
|Provided information and recommendations to Owner during recruitment of GM and related.
|Living Level, Los Angeles
|Onni Developments/Living Level, LA
Provided recommendations and independent advice to Owner and Management team, post opening, on accelerating growth, operating efficiencies and revenue management plus distribution-related strategies.
|L’Hermitage Hotel, Vancouver
Development review, space planning, room/suite configurations; common area planning; strata strategy and facilitation
|Mission Hill Family Estate
|Hospitality & organizational review of this successful winery operation in the Okanagan region.
|Mark Anthony Group
|Preliminary space planning for Restaurant in new office development, plus ancillary services
|Two by Four Developments
|Pre-opening technical services, including budget, Operating Equipment & Supplies, Operating policies, recruitment strategies and related. Ongoing operational review/guidance and development of financial and key indicator reporting
|Undertake due diligence on a planned acquisition; review 10 year projections, OE&S inventory and assess value, prepare minimum staffing plan for a multi-tasking team, competitive analysis, and give feedback on sale & purchase agreement terms and conditions.
|Holborn West Georgia Hotel Project
|Space planning, concept input, project definition, brand management recommendations and input, spa tenant guidelines, kitchen functionality, and ongoing advice.
|Oetker Collection of Masterpiece Hotels
|Retained as exclusive North American representative to identify, evaluate and make recommendations on future hotel management opportunities in key gateway cities. Prepare proforma projections, space planning, competitive positioning, terms & conditions.
|National Hospitality Group
|Undertook analysis of two hotels, operating synergies and competitive positioning. Appointed to board as director and chair, retained as part-time managing director
|Stone Creek Resorts Ltd. Canmore
|Preliminary review of next phase of development including accommodation and support facilities in order to leverage current facilities and advance towards diversified offerings.
|Sprott Shaw Degree College
|Retained to undertake a survey of current and anticipated needs in hospitality leadership positions –both nationally and internationally. Guide the creation of a new degree in hospitality leadership in a privately owned college. Degree request granted.
|Royal Roads University
Tourism & Hospitality Program
|Retained to undertake a review of the current internship program, identify competitive advantages and adapt to current/anticipated needs by international and national hotel organizations to create relationships for future intern placements. Review Industry Advisory committee terms of reference and make recommendations for future.
|Regent Hotels and Resorts
|Provide guidance and strategy on future hotel management opportunities for their North American development plans.