Anthony DiPonio, CHIA


Anthony DiPonio, CHIA
14805 Detroit Ave, Suite 420, Cleveland, Ohio 44017
Phone: 216-403-1743
Fax: 216-810-4100


Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business, Michigan State University

Professional Certifications

Registered Real Estate Appraiser Assistant in Ohio
Certification in Hotel Real Estate Investment and Asset Management, Cornell University
Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio Travel Association
  • National Golf Foundation
  • International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
  • World Waterpark Association
  • Michigan State University Alumni Association
  • Outdoor Industry Association


  • Associate – Hotel & Leisure Advisors, Cleveland, Ohio – Present
  • Director of Hotel Operations – Element Hotel Detroit at The Metropolitan Building, Detroit, Michigan
  • Site Manager – Trilogy Corporate Services – BAE Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • Executive Housekeeper – Spire Hospitality – Embassy Suites Detroit/Livonia, Livonia, Michigan
  • Executive Housekeeper – Winegardner & Hammons Hotel Group – The Phelps, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Executive Housekeeper/Operations Manager – various Drury Hotels properties: Springfield, Illinois; Findlay, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; and Dayton, Ohio

Anthony prepares appraisals, market feasibility studies, economic impact studies, and impact studies throughout the United States. Anthony’s expertise is in the evaluation of hospitality and leisure properties, including hotels, resorts, waterparks, golf courses and other leisure real estate. He has expertise in financial statement analysis, competitive benchmarking, market analysis, and operations. Prior to his tenure at Hotel & Leisure Advisors, he worked in management roles at eight hotels throughout the Midwest United States. As Director of Hotel Operations for the Element Hotel in Detroit, his property was in the top 10 within the brand for Intent to Recommend, Cleanliness, and Staff Service. Anthony earned a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality Business, and a certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investment and Asset Management from Cornell University’s Nolan School of Hotel Administration.

Published Articles

“As Camping Popularity Surges, RV Resorts Look to Capitalize With Hotel-Like Comforts” July 2023, Hotel Online