David Sadler, CHA

David’s experience in the hospitality industry dates back to 1975 when he began as a night houseman at a Hilton. He quickly moved to the front desk and upward to management. David has worked in every department of a hotel including restaurant, accounting, housekeeping, front office, sales and general management. In addition to his experience he has had ownership positions in various properties which gives him a truly unique perspective from both sides of the operation.

 

David is certified by Wyndham, Hilton, Best Western, IHG/Holiday Inn, and the American Hotel and Lodging Association. He also bears the distinction of CHA (Certified Hotel Administrator). David has experience with both commercial and resort area properties of all sizes. As General Manager of a full service property in Williamsburg, Virginia he brought the property from a net loss of ($149,422) to a net gain of $291,139 in a matter of three years. At the same time, he puts emphasis on improvement to the property. By doing so the 9 year old property was brought to within the top 4% in its franchise with virtually no capital expenditures.

 

David also brings a wealth of expertise in capital financing, operational budgeting, banking relations, and long term financial planning.  Often he has served as a client advocate successfully aiding in the often delicate negotiation between property owners and lenders and/or franchisors.   His aptitude in these fields has enhanced the operations of the many hotels he has managed from Pennsylvania to the Florida Keys.

 

Finally David puts a great deal of emphasis on preserving the product. He believes that this is essential to a hotel’s long term success for it to stay in excellent condition so that a repeat clientele may be developed.