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MacLellan & Associates 
Hospitality Consultants to the Caribbean Hotel, Leisure and Tourism Industry

MacLellan & Associates is a full service,  consultancy and appraisals practice, established in 1997, which  specializes in the hospitality, tourism and leisure sectors in the Caribbean. A member of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), MacLellan & Associates is the largest consultancy based in the region, ensuring  that the team has an in-depth knowledge of Caribbean countries. Greater emphasis is placed on field research, often using personal contacts in the area, rather than an over-reliance on desk research. Of the team’s twelve consultants, eleven live and work in the Caribbean and and one in London. The company’s  consultants have extensive international experience at senior level in operations management, franchise and management contract negotiations, sales and marketing, human resources, tourism development, project management and valuations/appraisals. We also work with property owners, developers and funders in arranging project finance.

The consultancy assist clients to bring resort development projects to successful completion by providing our expertise in resort concept development,  branding, hospitality operations management, resort residential real estate, project management, project funding, marketing and brokerage service.  Assistance  ranges from planning and fiscal incentive issues, through design input, to contract negotiations and asset management. The consultancy has a specialism in villa and condo resorts and were in fact, key advisors to local governments pioneering national legislation for condominium development.

Funders use the consultancy’s expertise in evaluating investments, as well as recognizing the company’s appraisal services. The company has also acted in major litigation in the region and have also undertaken tourism studies on behalf of governments and national tourist boards .

The consultancy’s independent feasibility studies are rigorous and have been accepted in support of funding offers from regional and international banks, as well as by the development departments of hotel groups including Hyatt, InterContinental, Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Starwood, Fairmont, Rosewood, Banyan Tree, Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons Hotels, Auberge, Regent International, Jumeirah, Rock Resorts, Six Senses and Viceroy Hotels.

The consultancy’s assignments over the last thirteen years involve a wide variety of developments, including large-scale mixed-use resorts, convention hotels, up-market boutique resorts, eco-style developments, urban area business hotels, marina villages, retirement communities, spa resorts and golf courses. These assignments have involved major hotel groups and owner operator structures. The company has carried out work in Jamaica, Bahamas, Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman, Dominican Republic, Haiti, BVI,  St. Kitts & Nevis, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada, and Trinidad & Tobago.