Welcome to my website, a place where I seek to introduce myself and my professional services not only to California’s Innkeepers but also to those aspiring Innkeepers who hope to purchase and operate a B&B, Historic Inn or Boutique Hotel in our Golden State.
As a Broker who specializes in boutique hospitality -- the marketing and sale of B&Bs, Inns and Historic Hotels --, I am fortunate to professionally serve California – a vast and exciting realm that ranges from the Mexican to the Oregon borders and then from Nevada to the Pacific Ocean. On a daily basis, I am honored to meet and work with successful innkeepers as well as savvy investors and prospective buyers, many of whom come from other states, many more increasingly from abroad.
Set amidst snow-capped Sierra peaks and rugged coastal shorelines, California has always been one of the world’s most desirable “destinations,” attracting more travelers from near and afar than any other state in our Union. And, just as the Golden Gate Bridge may forever welcome these valued visitors, so too will Northern California’s many charming Inns, always hosted by dedicated and creative Innkeepers.
A kaleidoscopic palette pleasing to enterprising Innkeepers and investors alike, Northern California offers rewarding hospitality acquisition opportunities, some of which may be found by clicking “Inn Listings” along the top of this page. Other fine establishments also are available but these “exclusive” listings represent properties with sellers who prefer complete marketing discretion and no advertising.
Boutique lodgings range from blissful coastal beauties to historic Gold Country luxury charmers, from elegant wine country Bed and Breakfasts to sophisticated urban inns with extra income-producing restaurants.
If your dream is to purchase a California Historic Hotel, boutique Inn or quaint B&B, or if your goal is to sell your existing California boutique hospitality establishment --, and you wish to learn more about professional services that I provide --, please contact me. My honor always is to be asked to serve.
CALIFORNIA: Hospitality’s Dream Destination
US Government statistics long have placed California as our country’s top tourist destination state. Now, as the US economy rebuilds, the latest projections for tourism’s “rebound and growth” only reconfirm the Golden State’s continued dominance as the nation’s top tourist destination.
Aspiring innkeepers who are serious about the business of owning and operating a successful inn already know that “healthy hospitality” is driven by solid tourism traffic attracted to internationally-desirable destinations. (“Internationally” is highlighted because tourism today is international; again, please refer to the above-listed websites.) By adding the essential ingredient of Internet marketing, today any California inn located in one of the state’s many premier tourist/travel destinations can command those levels of "occupancy" required for healthy hospitality business success.
Recent Government Tourism Statistics
Recent published research notes that California tourism generated $102.3 billion in spending in 2011. Twenty percent of California tourism related dollars in 2011 were attributable to spending by international travelelrs Industry earnings increased by 3.1% over 2010 to $30.4 billion in 2011.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL: As of June 2012, the US Department of Commerce documents that international visitation to California in 2011 registered 6.2 million overseas travellers -- representing a 22.3% share of all overseas travel to the U.S. 2011 international visitor spending in California totalled $12.6 billion.
DOMESTIC TRAVEL: California enjoys the largest market share --11.45% -- of domestic travel among all 50 states. There were 199 million person trips to California in 2010, 155 million (785) of which were for leisure purposes. This total is up 12% from 2009.
The Department also updates top US Ports of Entry. Los Angeles now is #3; San Francisco figures as #7. (Miami is #1, New York #2.) Los Angeles enjoyed a 14% increase in international visitors over last year; San Francisco a 6% increase. (Miami saw only a 4% increase while New York’s 5% increase came in below San Francisco’s 6%.)
For further information, please log on to other sections of my website that share more about California and address specific concerns of both inn sellers and aspiring innkeepers/buyers:
Inn Sales Specialist / Broker
925.708.4505 / BoutiqueHospitality@Hotmail.com
Thank you for visiting my website! Please allow me the opportunity to meet and serve you in 2012.