Destination Management

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

Leadership & Organizational Development

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

Marketing, Branding, Promotion & PR

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

Info. Technology, Programming & System Design

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

Global Finance & Economics

Providing expert financial counsel for your organization.

Human Relations & Organization

Providing expert financial counsel for your organization.

Strategic Planning

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

Hotel & Resort Development

Consult with veterans who’ve developed exceptional properties worldwide.

Hospitality Management & Concept Development

Our experts know hospitality, inside and out.

Sales & Management Training

Established training programs adapted to your needs.

Event Planning

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

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

What China’s U.S. Buying Spree Means For The Future Of Hospitality

By: Edwin Fuller
Founder and President of Laguna Strategic Advisors

The Chinese are on a U.S. buying spree like no other. Since the beginning of the year, Chinese investors have announced interest in, or closed on, several multi-billion-dollar deals on a variety of American enterprises, including GE’s appliance division, Strategic Hotels & Resorts (owner of numerous luxury properties here and abroad), a construction manufacturer, the Chicago Stock Exchange…

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Strategic Plans Gone Bad

By: Deborah Fell
Member of Laguna Strategic Advisors

Strategic planning seems to have no middle ground: it’s either an exercise that teams often dread, or an indispensable guide for inspiration, direction and accountability. Margaret Thatcher gives her view of “the middle” in her famous quote “standing in the middle of the road is dangerous, it gets you knocked down on both sides.”

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Cancellation fees, Smaller Meetings, and Shorter Lead-Time

By: David M. Brudney
Member of Laguna Strategic Advisors

I’m not qualified to write about industry trends, but I can write about trends that I have observed at one of my client’s properties, a very upscale resort located at a great destination, that has done as much as 70 percent group business.

This year the resort is experiencing a huge increase in larger group cancellations, cancellation fees, smaller group meeting demand, and shorter lead-time bookings.

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