Stephen Szczygiel, CHIA

Associate

Stephen Szczygiel, CHIA
14805 Detroit Ave, Suite 420, Cleveland, Ohio 44107
Phone: 216-810-5801
Fax: 216-228-7320

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, with focus on Casino Operations; Minor in Business Administration, Drexel University

Professional Certifications

Registered Real Estate Appraiser Assistant in Ohio

Certification in ServSafe Food Management

Certified Hotel Industry Analyst (CHIA), American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and STR

Professional Affiliations

  • Drexel Alumni Association
  • Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association
  • National Restaurant Association
  • National Golf Foundation
  • International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
  • World Waterpark Association

Experience

  • Associate, Hotel & Leisure Advisors, Cleveland, Ohio, 2018 – Present
  • Director of Food & Beverage, Hilton Garden Inn, Harrisburg/Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Director of Food & Beverage, DoubleTree Hotel, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Director of Food & Beverage, Embassy Suites, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Assistant General Manager, XfinityLive!, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Manager of Food & Beverage, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, Grantville, Pennsylvania

Stephen brings his expertise in process improvement, financial analysis, competitive benchmarking, market analysis, and operations. He prepares appraisals, market feasibility studies, economic impact studies, and impact studies throughout the United States. Prior to joining Hotel & Leisure Advisors, Stephen was Director of Food & Beverage with several Hilton branded properties, Assistant General Manager for Xfi nityLive! and spent many years in the casino industry as Manager of Food & Beverage for Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Stephen has had direct P&L accountability for operations exceeding $10M+ and has facilitated Kaizen Process Improvement Seminars throughout the country during his tenure in casinos. In addition to Steve’s operational experience, he studied Culinary Arts at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia. Steve is a registered real estate appraiser assistant in Ohio.

Speaking Engagements

“Utilizing Digital Signage to bring F&B Outlets to Life,” Info Comm Annual Conference, 2019