Manhattan Hospitality Advisors

Manhattan Hospitality Advisors (MHA) is a hospitality advisory firm in its third decade of creating and protecting asset value. We have maximized investment returns for our worldwide clients, lending institutions, and developers of over $17 billion of hotels, resorts, spas, conference centers, and mixed-use projects.

Asset Management and Advisory Services

We have asset managed individual and portfolio hotel and resort assets in 26 states and over a dozen countries from select service to luxury.

Special Servicer and Lender Consulting and Advisory Services

We offer strategic planning and repositioning management expertise to lenders and special servicers.

Revenue Enhancement Strategies

  • We deploy market tested strategies to both increase revenues and generate new revenues from all areas of the asset. We create unique and individually tailored revenue enhancement strategies for each and every asset.

Our Mission

To creatively enhance and protect our clients’ asset value is our primary objective in any point in the real estate cycle. Through pragmatic and focused oversight, we strive to maximize the investment returns and achieve exit strategies for our clients’ hospitality assets. We believe that our insightful advisory recommendations can be a powerful force for change and a foundation for successful asset value enhancement.

All About Manhattan Hospitality Advisors

Headquartered in Los Angeles with a global client base, MHA is a hospitality advisory firm created to assist lenders, owners, developers, and investors in developing, recapitalizing and repositioning hospitality assets.

MHA has played a strategic role in creating action plans for over $3 billion dollars worth of distressed hotel assets for our lender and special servicer clients over three major financial downturns.

MHA has asset managed individual and portfolio hotel assets of over $9 billion dollars, at every price point, with particular expertise in boutique, full service, luxury hotels, and resorts.

MHA has played an integral part in the development of over $8 billion dollars of new hotel, resort, spa, and mixed-use projects around the world, including projects throughout the continental United States, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, Fiji, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and the Cayman Islands.

Our Services

While our engagements are tailored to the specific needs of each individual client and project, our array of services provide solutions for all aspects of hospitality oversight and new developments.

• Acquisition Due Diligence
• Property Positioning and Repositioning
• Marketing/Operational Analysis
• Operator Assessment and Oversight
• Litigation Support
• Budget and Monthly P&L Analysis and Reporting
• Capital Expense Management
• New Product Development
• Best Use Analysis
• Business Plan Development
• Cost Containment and Revenue Enhancement Strategies
• Insurance Review and Assessment
• Franchise and Management RFP

• Technical Assistance
• Programming and Space Planning
• Construction Team Member RFP’s and Contract Negotiations
• Plan Review
• Concept Development
• Cost Analysis and Budgeting
• Layout and Design Review
• Brand Analysis and Negotiations
• Value Engineering
• Vision Book Creation
• Schedule and Budget Development
• FF&E and OS&E Reporting and Tracking

• Distressed asset triage team consisting of advisory services, legal, and operational experts
• Analysis of ownership, franchise, operator, and loan documents
• Past and current performance compared to market and comp set
• Evaluate current operator and franchise - keep, change, push for better terms
• Creation of specific asset recovery plan
• Financial modeling, proforma and projections
• Financial restructuring and work outs
• Rescue capital, debt acquisition, and asset acquisition
• Cap-ex and PIP evaluation and oversight
• Receivership
• Cash flow management and oversight

• Pre-take over Comprehensive Planning
• Experience Structuring Receivership Order for Optimal Results
• Securing Estate Assets and Cash
• Management of Capital Expenditures and Resolution of Fire Life Safety Issues
• Cost Containment and Creative Revenue Enhancement Strategies
• Asset Management with Third Party Operator Asset Managed Over $3 Billion Worth of Hospitality Assets
• Management With Over 35 Years of Hotel Operations Experience
• Court, Owner, and Lender Reporting

• Over 35 Years of Experience in Hotel Management

• Initial Analysis of Property Positioning and All Product and Service Offerings
• Business Planning to Reposition and Enhance the Value of the Asset

Asset Management

MHA has never failed to find revenue enhancement, cost reductions and value enhancement for any asset on which we have been engaged.

Distressed Asset Triage Team

We can provide expert assessments and due diligence in a quick manner, providing an expert opinion on the true health of the asset.

"SAVE" Program, Asset and Portfolio Analysis

We have a proprietary program called “SAVE” that stands for Strategic Asset Value Enhancement, and allows us to provide lenders either a deep dive or executive summary of an asset, thus saving them time in order to quickly evaluate an asset’s potential and develop appropriate strategies in multiple markets with significant, measurable financial success.

Franchise and Brand Analysis

We have successfully negotiated over 200 franchise and management agreements with most major hard and soft brands.

Full Legal Services

Through our global hospitality network, we can connect you to top professionals that have worked on over $87 billion of hospitality assets and negotiated over 1,000 management and franchise agreements.

Rescue Capital for Distressed Assets

Our team has access to hundreds of millions of dollars of rescue capital, debt acquisition capital, and asset acquisition capital.

Representative Asset Management and Advisory Assignments

Sheraton LAX

Gramercy Park Hotel

Fairmont Santa Monica

Sheraton San Gabriel

Hyatt Regency LAX

Hyatt Regency Orange County

Four Seasons Hualalai

Four Seasons Maui

Representative Distressed Asset Assignments

Westin Tucson

Westin Hilton Head

Four Seasons Dallas

Hotel Madeline

Inn at Lost Creek

Luxe City Center

Aston Waikiki Beach

Aston Kauai

Representative Project Management Assignments

Four Seasons Philadelphia

Four Seasons Maui

Fifth & Hill Luxury Hotel

Costa Rica

Nicaragua Project

Hyatt Regency LAX

Cayman Brac

One and Only Sicily

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(310) 798-8863

2615 Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 218
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254