Info. Technology, Programming & System Design

Audiovisual & IT solutions that sound, look and navigate better.

Sales & Management Training

Established training programs adapted to your needs.

Destination Management

Our professionals specialize in design and implementation of events, activities and program logistics.

Hospitality Management & Concept Development

Our experts know hospitality, inside and out.

Leadership & Organizational Development

Our specialists know how to fine tune and maximize an organization’s potential.

Human Relations & Organization

Providing expert financial counsel for your organization.

Hotel & Resort Development

Consult with veterans who’ve developed exceptional properties worldwide.

Strategic Planning

Consult with strategic planners who know how to reset a company’s direction.

Marketing, Branding, Promotion & PR

We combine strategy, design and digital prowess to help you create or revive your brand.

Event Planning

From planning to culmination, our professionals can make your event unforgettable.

Global Finance & Economics

Providing expert financial counsel for your organization.

Welcome to Laguna Strategic Advisors


Laguna Strategic Advisors is a superb resource for top management and entrepreneurs seeking objective insight to achieve the next level of success for their organization. Whether your business is a start-up venture or an established company, our Advisors provide experience-based consultation focused on your specific needs and aspirations. Each member of our Business Advisors Consortium has proven expertise in his or her field. Areas of experience range from hospitality development, acquisition, finance and management to strategic planning, branding, sales, and marketing. Other Advisors’ experience lies in leadership training, human resources, service solutions, technology, operations and more. Each offers a rich pool of insight acquired through their broad experiences. These seasoned practitioners are dedicated to creating strategic business and organizational solutions designed to produce measurable results for your enterprise. We invite you to explore our roster of experienced business advisors by their specialty or name.

Recent Member Articles

Is It Too Late to Fight Back Against Airbnb?

By: Larry Mogelonsky
Member of Laguna Strategic Advisors

Despite what many have dismissed as a mere blip on the radar, Airbnb is a force to be reckoned with and we have yet to see just how widely it will impact our livelihoods. But before we discuss this disruptive company and its effects on the hospitality industry, let’s look to Uber and how it is changing the way we utilize vehicles for hire.

Starting out as a niche taxi service provider reliant on smartphone geolocation technology, it’s now far more than just a trendy accessory for millennials living in San Francisco or Brooklyn.

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Chinese Travel to US Accelerates Dramatically / President Obama’s Visa Policy Promises Further Growth

By: Edwin Fuller
Founder and President of Laguna Strategic Advisors

Recently, I attended a US-China Travel and Tourism Cooperative Event in Chicago hosted by the US Travel Association (USTA) and Brand USA. It was an exceptional conference that attracted such significant industry and government luminaries as US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, US Ambassador to China Max Baucus, USTA CEO Roger Dow, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Chinese Minister of Tourism Li Jinzao, senior travel officials representing major Chinese travel companies, the Mayors of Wuhan and Qingdao and a host of US travel industry executives.

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China Sends Its Sea Turtles Abroad as Its Hotel Brands Begin to Globalize

By: Edwin Fuller
Founder and President of Laguna Strategic Advisors

Think about this: Last year, China’s Dalian Wanda Group got the attention of the global hotel community with its plans to build and operate in London the first Chinese-built and operated luxury hotel outside of China. Dalian Wanda soon followed up with another project in Madrid; and just this past summer, they told Chicagoans they will open the city’s third tallest building, housing a 5-star luxury hotel, apartments and retail space in 2018 on Lakeshore Drive East.

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