There is virtually nothing we haven’t done when it comes to hospitality properties.

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 of 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 and restaurants 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, vacation rentals, bar, nightclub, restaurant and spa industries.

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.


At the end of the day it’s all about the guest experience.

David Sanford

Principal, Applied Hospitality