Columbia Hospitality specializes in consultation to the hospitality industry. The principals in Columbia's consulting practice, have over 125 combined years of experience in the development, operation and management of hotels, convention centers, conference centers and distinctive event venues throughout North America and Europe.
Columbia provides our clients with expertise and practical knowledge gained from years of actual operation and management. We provide in-depth experience gained through our involvement in hundreds of consulting assignments for the Hospitality industry.
Columbia believes that there is a need for specialized services, in our industry, which can best be provided by those professionals who have extensive experience in management and operations. We recognize that each assignment is unique in its scope and budget. Columbia has the ability to tailor its services to meet the needs and desires of the client.
Our hotel consulting services include:
PlanningColumbia can provide planning services in a variety of areas including: feasibility analysis, market analysis, and facility programming. Columbia can work closely with the design team to develop highly functional properties, properly sized program elements, realistic functional relationships, workable operational plans and guidance on operational systems. Columbia provides the support necessary in assuring that the property will meet the needs of the client, and that the property will work the way the client wants it to work.
Management ConsultingColumbia can assist the client with a myriad of issues related to the successful operation of hospitality properties including, strategic planning and operational assessments.
Columbia can provide temporary operating services to keep your facility running during transition periods.
TrainingColumbia provides training in numerous operational areas including: quality guest services, service standards, human resources, management development, management training, process improvement, event planning, event management, sales academy.
All training provided by Columbia is presented by Columbia’s staff including our Director of Development Kelley Barrett PhD, SPHR and experts who are part of the Columbia network of experts in those respective fields. Training is tailored to fit the needs of the client and their staff.
Pre-and Grand Opening ConsultationColumbia can assist its clients in the development of a pre-opening and a grand opening plan. Columbia can assist in budgeting, program planning, pre-opening critical paths and a myriad of other details involved in delivering a successful opening.