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 Former Melrose Hotel Company Executives
Launch New Management Company
Access Hotel Advisors Will Offer a Broad Range
of Hotel Management Services

LOS COLINAS, TEX (June 12, 2006) – Three former executives of the Philadelphia-based Melrose Hotel Company have launched Access Hotel Advisors, a full-service hotel management and advisory company.  Hoteliers Tom Baker, Barry Caplan and Mark Lahood now manage the 4-star Melrose Hotel Dallas and plan to expand rapidly into other markets nationwide.  Access Hotel Advisors will provide hotel owners, developers and financial investors a trusted partner to manage all projects and assets.

The entrepreneurs formed Access Hotel Advisors to launch a new era in hotel management and consultation.  Unlike traditional firms, the principals have developed a unique approach to allow owners open “access” to their hotels.  Their method, coupled with a strategic focus on property operations and sales, provides owners with industry leading results.

“We have been fortunate to be on both the owner and management side of this business. With a dual view approach, we focus on opening the communication lines between the management company and owners.  This has proved very successful in our management performance for The Melrose Hotel Dallas.” Principal Tom Baker said.

Access Hotel Advisors has highly invested in proprietary technology to streamline operational functionality, communication and analysis capabilities.  “In our years of experience we’ve seen the ups and downs in this industry.  We’ve been able to analyze and address the challenges that face most hotel owners with our systematic approach.  Our capabilities allow us to provide real-time information systems that allow for open communication with owners,” says Lahood.

Along with the advanced technology and open access made available to owners, the company brings an entrepreneurial spirit to an old industry.

“The hotel management business has advanced slowly.  The same operation and management techniques that were used in the 80’s or 90’s are often all that many management companies know.  We threw out the cookie-cutter methods and started over.  We’ve developed a new approach for a new day in hotel management.  This is the time for change and we’re the guys to lead the charge as we have successfully done in the past,” says Baker.

Innovative management solutions include strategic alliances and partnerships that provide web-based integrated accounting and sales programs, advanced e-commerce and internet marketing solutions, and shared database management.  These mechanisms support the consistent level of service and superior revenue generation delivered by Access Hotel Advisors.

Access Hotel Advisors is a full-service hospitality consulting firm specializing in hotel, project and asset management.  Led by an extraordinary team of accomplished hoteliers, Access Hotel Advisors provides hotel owners, developers and financial investors a trusted partner to evaluate and manage all projects and assets.

For more information about Access Hotel Advisors, please visit or call 469-576-1641.


Tom Baker
Principal & Co-Founder



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