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AXIS Hospitality International
Toronto, Canada
International hotel & resort operator, developer, turnaround specialist & brand positioning advisor
Interests: Tourism, Sustainability, Youth employment, Poverty alleviation, Ocean & Reef Health, Golf, Tennis and Cricket.
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AXIS was invited to review the plans for the development of a luxury resort on land that is owned by a small group of successful US businessmen who planned a 5 Star 150 room hotel and 31 estate villas on a 60 acre horseshoe –shaped lot surrounding a white-sand protected... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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Axis Hospitality has been intimately involved in the imaginative strategy of financing a major resort property using the leverage of electrical power developed from waste and the use of carbon credits. The development of “Los Optimos Beach & Golf Resort” near the fishing town of Pescaderia in the Province of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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Axis was engaged through Cuban Canadian Resorts, the Canadian partner of a proposed Joint Venture with Hoteles Gran Caribe to assist in the negotiations and development of a number of multi-purpose resorts. An agreement was reached and a 50/50 Joint Venture formed for the development and construction of four multi-purpose... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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AXIS and its associates reviewed the development and financing opportunities of this ambitious resort development in Coachelle, Calif. The Aztlan Entertainment District is planned as a 48 acre mixed use planned development in Coachella CA that has been designed to include, A 250 room Four or Five Star Resort Hotel... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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Axis was invited to review a location that we consider ideal for a high-end luxury villa resort. The location is a spectacularly sculpted +/- 75 acre property made up of ten parcels that could be developed into a luxury +/-125 suite hotel and +/- 50 villas/condos all with commanding views... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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Axis was approached to assist a large Chinese Fund acquire a major hotel property in Canada and succeeded in obtaining formal access to the data room for the Empress Hotel of the designated broker that heretofore had only been made available to five identified groups. Axis and its associates reviewed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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The planning & development of a luxury branded 20 acre beach resort is advancing to include 40 luxury suites, 54 spectacular Villas of 2,3 and 4 bedrooms, each with a private pool, 21 1-bedroom stilted lagoon villas, a deepwater marina, tennis and central leisure centre with a spa, pools, restaurants... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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The completion of the 700 room El Senador in Cayo Coco was delayed. There was pressure from the co-owners to open the property before the hotel had been completed and there was much work to be done. AXIS Hospitality was contracted to assist the co-owners to coordinate the opening and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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Axis was asked to assist a potential buyer acquire and re-develop the existing resort on the island of Espiritu Santu in Vanuatu. With all year round balmy temperatures this island provides a business and lifestyle opportunity that is rarely available. A Co-Development Agreement was agreed although the purchase was eventually... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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Axis was asked to assist the Municipality of Parakou in Benin, West Africa to develop a much-needed hotel for their town that is, much like most of rural Africa, without much modern hospitality. In spite of the distance and relative difficulty of developing a hotel anywhere, we set about the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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Marea del Portillo is a remote 100 room resort located on a 'black sand' beach at the foot of the majestic Sierra Maestra mountains in Southwestern Cuba some 90' drive from Manzanillo and a short 12 km drive from Pilon. In the early 90s and during Cuba's 'special period', money... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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The potential financing of the Four Seasons Hotel Isola Maddalena, Sicily involved a detailed review by Axis Hospitality and its associates of the plans, the feasibility study, the financing expectations, the development model as well as the integration of 3 sites in which a luxury 133 room Four Seasons l,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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In close coordination with GENIVAR/The WSP Group, Axis jointly assisted the Algerian State owned oil & gas company, SONATRACH to select the winning Design Build Consortium, finalise the design, recruit a Hotel Brand/Operator and an Exhibition Centre operator, oversee the development and open this €600 million Meridien Hotel, Conference Centre... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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Axis served as a development advisor and was asked to facilitate the financing for the Ritz Carlton Reserve Mykonos that is to be developed on a spectacular 7 acre cliff-side property around the idyllic beach of Kalo Livadi overlooking the azure waters of this ‘The Jewel of the Aegean’ the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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Axis Hospitality was asked to assist in the Co-Development and financing of Cocoa Beach Bahia, a luxury resort being developed to include an 80 room boutique hotel, 230 resort villas for sale (and included in the resort’s rental pool), together with a beach and tennis club. The resort encompasses a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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AXIS evaluated the Six Senses Resort Yemanya project for financing. Our analysis deemed this a great project that needed some refinement and in conjunction with Character Capital proposed a Co-Development Agreement with the developers. The project occupies a unique site with stunning panoramic views of a natural lagoon, the ocean,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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The Galleon Beach Antigua property is a spectacular 25.7 acre property located within the Caribbean’s most prestigious yachting centre at English and Falmouth Harbours featuring Nelson’s Dockyard, Fort Shirley Heights and the Antigua Yacht Club, famous as a destination for high net worth tourists. The existing buildings were to be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at RESORT DEVELOPMENT by Axis
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THE PALM TREE STOOD TALL AND STRONG.........LIKE THE DREAM BEACH RESORT PROJECT The Majestic Palm was strong and erect. Thrusting upwards from a coconut birth through several pregnancies to become one of many in its family to line this beach... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at AXIS Hospitality International
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THE LAUNCH OF A LUXURY RESORT IS A SCIENCE.....AND POTENTIALLY A BLACK HOLE Too many Developers have lost their fortunes from the belief that resort development is quite simple and all they need to do is design the resort, hook... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at AXIS Hospitality International
INGREDIENTS 10 Acres of owned land 100 Metres of virgin beach 1 Local Developer with good ears +/-10% Equity including land 1 Experienced development team 1 International resort real-estate agency 1 Luxury Brand/Operator 1 super-detailed development plan $100K for Planning... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at AXIS Hospitality International
FOREIGN INTEREST IN ELECTIONS IN OTHER COUNTRIES Politics and religion are subjects that sane hotel employees never touch. The 'involvement' of the Russians in the US Election prompted a thought for me about a future in which leaders of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at AXIS Hospitality International
POLITICS AND RELIGION These two topics are subjects that hoteliers around the world are taught to avoid. Many require no guidance for it is common sense to the majority. The adverse effects on a business are huge. All of our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at AXIS Hospitality International
WRITING THE CHEQUE IS THE EASY PART! Buying a hotel and resort is quite simple really as long as you know how to do an inspection of the property in 30' and a performance review in 6'. Making it work... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at AXIS Hospitality International
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CAN YOU IMAGINE THE DAY WHEN TECHNOLOGY WOULD ALLOW OUR INDUSTRY TO FORM A GROUP OF ENTHUSIASTIC YOUTHS WHO WANT TO WORK IN OUR BUSINESS BUT CAN'T BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO EXPERIENCE? Hang on a minute!! There's no reason why... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at AXIS Hospitality International
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WE LOVE YOU, WE CARE FOR YOU BUT ONLY IF YOU WORK FOR US. As an industry that has huge issues in attracting people to work in our industry, why is it that those that profess to be human resources... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at AXIS Hospitality International