Applied Hospitality – Designs, Develops and Manages, Unique Hospitality Properties

There is virtually nothing we haven’t done when it comes to mid-sized hotels, spas and restaurants.

Our scope of services includes one-time evaluations all the way to long-term management arrangements. Collectively, the principals of the firm have over 40 years experience in the hospitality industry.

Finely tuned personalized service, well designed spaces, vibrant food & beverage offerings, and a destination specific experience that reflects a true connection to the local community is our gig.

The Applied vision is to create niche hospitality properties in unique locations offering world-class service and bringing the world to you.  Above all, whether via high aesthetic values, well-positioned locales or creative programming, Applied seeks to create and manage hotels with one goal in mind, to surprise and delight your guests.

The principals of Applied Hospitality, David Sanford, Ken Masi, and Thomas Walter, work together combining their extensive hospitality knowledge, hands-on expertise and critically accurate perspectives stemming from long term educational, analytical, operational, financial and strategic development experience in the hotel, restaurant and spa industries.

Applied is currently expanding and is aggressively seeking opportunistic acquisition, development and management opportunities that will fit within its unique business model and will serve all parties growth. (Aka – let’s get it on, baby!)

An added dimension of management and marketing services provided by Applied Hospitality includes analytical and consulting assistance in the areas of finance, valuation and development.

Rapidly growing, we are interested in both established boutique hotels operating at the top of their game that currently provide a return on capital as well as properties that are prime for a turn around with additional investment and operational expertise.

Our ideal properties are 40 to 125 room hotels with F&B and spa elements or potential for them

To us, properties are sensitive to their locations with historic elements that honor their unique place in history while providing guests with all the modern conveniences today’s travelers seek.


It’s not our work life,

it’s our life’s work

David Sanford

Principal, Applied Hospitality