Florida Real Estate Journal recently featured Bayview client Southwind Hospitality, a full-service hotel management company, in “Tips for Lenders Choosing Hotel Management.” Southwind Hospitality has also seen results from recent coverage in the St. Petersburg Times and the Gulf Coast Business Review.
Southwind Hospitality has properties from the Bay area to Jacksonville (and its executives have hotel experience from around the country). They handle all management responsibilities for a property owner or for a lender – and they move quickly, providing a sales and marketing plan and budget within 30 days of takeover of a property. The company is presently focused on distressed and underperforming properties, such as those in receivership or foreclosure.
Southwind Hospitality, small but growing quickly, offers high-level personal attention, with the experience to handle accounting, e-commerce, front desk operations, yield management, sales and marketing, food and beverage services, and general hotel operations. As just one example of their success, earlier this year Southwind led changes at a Jacksonville Howard Johnson that resulted in a 65% year-over-year increase in occupancy.