Scott Engelman is the Principal of SEAdvisors LLC, a hospitality advisement company specializing in operational and strategic consulting for hotel and restaurant entities. Our services include a broad range of profit optimization, asset management and strategic positioning to individuals and companies in the hospitality industry. We encompass various facets of hotel and restaurant operations, while providing analysis, strategy and hands-on execution to achieve optimal profitability and exceptional experiences for customers, employees, clients and owners.
Prior to SEAdvisors, Engelman was the founder and President of Bridge House Hotels, a Miami-based hospitality company involved with the development and evolution of the Miami Design District. As President of Bridge House, Mr. Engelman created the concepts and designs for hospitality entities at multiple development projects worldwide.
Before joining Bridge House, Engelman was involved with Food and Beverage Development for The Blackstone Group’s, Luxury Resorts “LXR”. While there, he successfully reorganized, realigned, rebranded and optimized profitability for the company’s hospitality assets. Previously, Mr. Engelman was the opening Director of Food and Beverage for the Hotel Victor in South Miami Beach, Hyatt Hotel’s first boutique property and the inspiration for the Andaz Brand. He created and directed the concepts, styles and standards of service for the property.
Mr. Engelman redesigned and revitalized operations at world class resorts such as The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado, The Mirage and Bellagio in Las Vegas, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino and Orient Express Hotels’ The Lodge at Vail. From 1991 to 1995 he contributed his uncanny ability to identify bottom line opportunities at numerous Club Med locations in Tahiti, Mexico, Colorado and the Caribbean.
Scott Engelman received his Executive MBA (2011) and BSBA (1991) in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Denver. He also studied Tourism Management at The University of Hawaii.