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THE HOTEL EXPERTS - Florida



THE HOTEL EXPERTS

Mr. Stephen P Stearns
258 East Tall Oaks Circle Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 United States

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Education, Certifications & Awards


* B.S. Purdue University
* Chairman of the Board - Palm Beach County Hotel & Motel Association
* Executive Committee - Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau
* Board of Directors - Florida Hotel & Motel Association
* Hotel Management Instructor - Palm Beach Community College

 

Expertise


* Operating Standards
* Product Standards
* Safety & Security Standards
* Emergency Procedures
* Integrity Standards
* Employee Qualifications & Hiring Practices
* Standards for Training
* Marketing Practices
* Franchise Agreements & Management Contracts
* Franchise Relations
* Casino & Gaming Operations
* Racetracks
* Cruise Industry

 

About THE HOTEL EXPERTS


Steve and Skip Stearns have nearly 70 years of combined hotel management experience. Skip's responsibilities were primarily as a corporate officer while Steve's years were spent on property in daily operations. Steve has been disclosed as an expert in over 30 cases during the past 10 years. He is experienced as a trial witness, being deposed, guiding attorneys through the discovery & deposition process and submitting detailed opinions. He has appeared both for and against hotel properties, owners, operators and franchisors. Skip joined his brother in 2002 bringing considerable knowledge of franchise and brand management responsibilities. Those responsibilities include contractual negotiations and enforcement, corporate relations with individual hotels and operating companies and development of hotel standards of operation including inspection for compliance. THE HOTEL EXPERTS (THE) works with attorneys to determine who is most knowledgeable to deliver effective support in each case. Steve and Skip are well versed in evaluating the day to day duties of all personnel at resort, hotel and motel facilities and the obligations of hotel owners, management companies and franchisors. THE fees are $295 per hour or not to exceed ten hours per calendar day. While THE clients benefit from the knowledge of two hotel experts, hourly billing is based on ONE person's time. A retainer is required equal to the client's estimated fees projected over a 60-day period from the time of retention.

Areas of Expertise


motel,, resort,, cruise,, racetrack,, franchising

Expert Witness Categories


Hotels and Hospitality, Casinos and Gambling, Recreation, Restaurants, Security, Travel

Summary of Experience


* 40 years of operating experience in hotels, motels and complex resorts
* Global expertise in hospitality standards of operation and product
* Senior officer in industry's largest worldwide operating survey company

 

 

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