Steve Rushmore, President, Founder, and CEO of HVS, the global leader for hospitality consulting and services, is pleased to announce the opening of the firm’s 3rd office in South America, and 30th office worldwide -- Lima, Peru. Arturo García Rosa, an industry specialist in the region with more than 30 years of experience and leadership in South America’s hospitality and tourism sectors, and who serves as President of HVS Buenos Aires and now HVS Lima, has appointed Graciana García Iribarne as Managing Director of the HVS Lima office.
Utilizing the extensive consulting experience she has gained managing the Buenos Aires office of HVS, Graciana will now also be responsible for the operations of the Lima office. HVS Lima will specialize in valuation, consulting work, and development assistance for new hotels, resorts, and related mixed-use projects in Peru, working closely with the Buenos Aires office in the rest of the Latin American markets. Graciana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management from the Universidad de Belgrano.
Graciana joined the HVS Buenos Aires office in 2004. She has consulted for numerous mid- and large-scale mixed-use developments, valuations, feasibility studies, operator searches, and hotel openings, and has provided strategic advice in Latin America, mainly in Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Panama. Prior to joining HVS, she had more than ten years of hotel operations and management experience. In addition to her duties with HVS Lima and HVS Buenos Aires, Graciana is Vice President of the South American Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC), the region’s largest annual hotel investment conference, which is held in a different South American city each year.
“The continuously increasing level of hotel development and activity in South America has allowed us to open another office here,” comments Rushmore. “And with her strong background in the hospitality industry, Graciana brings HVS clients the right combination of consulting experience and knowledge of the Peruvian region. We are pleased to announce her appointment and the opening of this office as we are about to enter our 30th year of leadership in the industry worldwide.”
About HVS Global Hospitality Services
HVS is a global services and consulting organization focused on the hotel, restaurant, shared ownership, gaming, and leisure industries. Since the launching of the firm in 1980, our clients have relied on our specialized industry knowledge and expertise for advice and services geared to enhancing economic returns and asset value. Through a network of 30 offices staffed by approximately 400 seasoned industry professionals, HVS offers a wide scope of services that track the development and ownership process.
Starting with an HVS market feasibility and appraisal study, a newly conceived project is justified. Financing through the HVS investment banking team is then arranged, interiors designed, and management hired. Sales and marketing strategies are developed, and organizational assessments are made. HVS asset management provides constant operational oversight to ensure the maximization of economic returns and asset value. No other organization offers such a broad range of services. HVS also provides executive search services and has specialists in parking operations, golf courses, convention centers, environmental sustainability, and risk management.
Since the year 2000, HVS has performed more than 20,000 assignments throughout the world for virtually every major industry participant. Our Principals literally ‘wrote the book’ on hospitality consulting, authoring numerous authoritative texts and hundreds of articles. HVS is client driven, entrepreneurial, and dedicated to providing the best advice and services in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
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