Hotel Solutions brings together the expertise and knowledge of two of the UK’s leading independent hotel and tourism consultants–LynnThomason and Andrew Keeling. Both are industry professionals, having worked in the hotel sector in a development and operational capacity, providing ‘hands-on’ experience and strong links with key industry players.
Lynn Thomason was formerly an Associate Director for Stakis Hotels and the UK Development Manager for Campanile Hotels. Key aspects of both of these roles were hotel site finding and acquisition, and hotel demand and feasibility assessment. Lynn has developed a comprehensive database of contacts with UK hotel operators and developers both from her time working in the sector and through subsequent hotel consultancy assignments. Lynn was previously the Research and Development Manager for the East Midlands Tourist Board providing planning, research and development advice. This combined experience provides a valuable commercial perspective on hotel development potential combined with a good understanding of strategic planning and development issues for hotel and visitor accommodation development .
Andrew Keeling began his career in hotel and catering management before becoming a hotel consultant with Horwath and Horwath (UK) Ltd (now TRI Hospitality Consulting), one of the leading hotel consultancy firms in the UK. During this time he was responsible for undertaking feasibility studies for a wide range of hotel projects in the UK and overseas. Following this, Andrew was for over 9 years Head of Development Services for the East Midlands Tourist Board, before specialising in tourism consultancy in 1997. Andrew’s hotel sector experience brings a live operational understanding of how hotels are run and markets managed, together with the issues they face in optimising unit performance.
Lynn and Andrew have collaborated on a significant number of tourism consultancy assignments and over the past 9 years have developed a strong specialism in hotel and accommodation sector studies for local authorities and regional agencies.
Hotel Solutions also works with a network of other hotel and tourism consultants with complementary skills and experience where opportunities arise.