Helping small inn and B&B clients improve their hospitality assets.
Small inn-Cubator™ was created by Drew W. Dimond, the founder and CEO of Dimond Hotel Consulting Group.
In 1990 as a result of involvement in boutique hotels for clients and as an operator of all-suite hotels for his own account, Drew began additional research on small inns, boutique hotels and B&Bs. This research lead to the publication of books on market studies, marketing, financial performance, and operations—and the firm’s consulting practice expansion to include B&B’s and small inns.
Books by Drew Dimond:
Five Steps to Jump Starting Your B&B Inn Project - 2012
The Dimond Plan - A Hotel Turnaround Strategy - 2005
How to Develop, Market, and Operate a Bed & Breakfast or Small Inn - 2003
How to Open & Operate a Successful Bed & Breakfast Business - 1990
Drew W. Dimond's career in the hotel industry began as a manager and developer more than 30 years ago. He has held senior level management positions with major hotels chains, including multi-unit company owned hotels. Additionally, he has expertise in franchise and management company negotiations. His involvement in the hospitality industry includes hands-on experience in virtually all product segments.
Drew was the owner/operator of the Ambassador Hotel in Washington, D.C., and during the 1980s was the founder and president of Homanco, the largest operator of franchised Residence Inns by Marriott. Since then he has consulted with major hotel companies, lending institutions and corporations on a wide range of hospitality issues.
Drew has been a guest lecturer at Michigan State and Cornell University Schools of Hotel Management. Kenneth Blanchard, coauthor of The One-Minute Manager, has dubbed him the “one-minute hotel turnaround manager.” Drew received a degree in business from George Washington University, in Washington, DC, and his Arbitration and Mediation Certification from the Institute of Conflict Management, in Santa Monica, California.
Drew is a co-founder and Chair Emeritus of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants a professional organization with over 200 members in 18 countries, and has also served on the boards of the Massachusetts and Tennessee Hotel and Motel Associations. He is an active allied member of the American Hotel and Lodging Association and sits on its Council of Small Inns. Drew is an advisor to the Michigan State University School of Hotel Business.