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Aspiring Innkeepers & Inn Consulting


Location:  Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront

The Florida Inns Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association invites you to join us for an Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop. Sunday, June 12, 2022 in St. Augustine, FL

Click here to view full agenda. This all-inclusive workshop includes Education and consultation. Education includes knowledge about the Bed and Breakfast Industry from acquiring, retrofitting, building a Bed and Breakfast, including regulatory, zoning, government, Fire Safety, Alcohol Licensing, marketing your Inn, plus every day operations, to help you make an educated decision on how or if you want to proceed into the hospitality industry.

Highlights include: How to find your inn- acquiring, retrofitting or building a Bed & Breakfast Regulatory information- zoning, government rules, fire safety, alcohol licensing Marketing your Inn Evaluating how your Inn is doing Everyday operation- tips and tricks from current B&B Owners Free consultation following program to help you evaluate and plan your next steps Fees: $125.00 per person, includes lunch and dinner Attendees are encouraged to spend the night at one of the many inns in St. Augustine. While this is not required, it will be a wonderful experience. To receive a listing of Inns that are providing discounts for attendees, please contact Nicole.

In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding decisions you may have to make prior to the Aspiring Workshop, Bed and Breakfast Consultant Service is always ready, willing and able to answer any questions to help you begin. Contact Pattie Detwiler at 863.781.2749

Cancellation Policy: Any cancellation within 30 days prior to the seminar will receive full credit for a future seminar. Lodging cancellations will be governed by the Inn’s cancellation policy.

For more information or questions on the workshop contact, Nicole Chapman, FRLA Florida Inns Chapter Director at 904-574-2259 or Nicole Chapman Northeast Florida Regional Director & Florida Inns Chapter Director Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association 904-574-2259 (call or text)

Women in Hospitality Empowerment Retreat April 4-6, 2022  was a wonderful success in Myrtle Beach, SC.  The Association of Lodging Professionals (ALP) will be hosting a Women in Hospitality Empowerment Retreat in 2023.  Keep checking back for details.

I too want to thank all of you for coming to the Women In Hospitality Empowerment Retreat.  It was truly empowering  to see all of you fully participate and appreciate the experience.  I can’t wait to start planing the next one.  Everyone was so open and honest sharing their experiences.  In addition to the great speakers, my favorite part was the fire.  Pattie Detwiler, Hospitality Properties for Sale.

All the LOVE back to all of you!!!  It was a memorable, uplifting gathering of already empowered women who are now collectively an even more empowered presence in the universe.   I feel blessed to have the opportunity to collaborate with ya'll.  Janice Delerno, Innkeeper

I certainly feel the same!  Thank you all for this wonderful start to our new adventures together!  I was once very active in the Women’s Council of Realtors (and served a President of our chapter), a very large subchapter of NAR which always served as a strong networking and information sharing association.  I have missed that and feel that this can “rise up” to meet this need.  Marilyn Bushnell

Hospitality Properties provides aspiring innkeeping workshops covering many topics including lifestyle, operations, marketing and financing with real-life examples of their own innkeeping experiences. The workshops are informative and fun. By the end of the seminar, you will have a very good idea what innkeeping is about and whether this is for you. Our objective is to provide individualized expert advice that will navigate your transition into the Hospitality Industry.   We work for you and save you time and expense in laying out a plan geared specifically for you to obtain your financial investment goals. Once a property is analyzed we will share our expert opinion whether to buy or walk a way so that your investment will be sound and your goals realized.


Feel free to call or email us with any questions you may have regarding any planned workshops or private consultation. 863.781.2749

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Hospitality Properties For Sale will be at the 2022 Association of Lodging Professionals (ALP) Conference and Marketplace from February 5-9th.  For 5 straight days, ALP will provide unmatched education to Aspiring & New Innkeepers, February 5 & 6 and all types of Lodging individuals, February 7-9.  This event will bring together hundreds of Licensed Lodging Professionals, for days of learning, shopping, and networking with some of the brightest stars in the industry.

Note: Nearly 75% of Aspiring Conference attendees stay for the remainder of the Lodging Professionals Conference, which lasts through February 9th.  The amount you can learn is unimaginable!

Pattie Detwiler, Broker/Consultant will be offering Free Consultations. Registered attendees will receive an email to sign up for an appointment.

CLICK HERE to register today and we’ll see you in Baltimore!

Patricia Detwiler, Broker/Consultant

Hospitality Properties For Sale




In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding decisions you may have to make prior any Aspiring Workshop, we are always ready, willing and able to answer any questions to help you begin.  863.781.2749

What participants of the Aspiring Workshop had to say:

100% said they would recommend this Workshop to others!
When asked the most valuable topic presented:  Valuation & Financing;  Regulations & Operational Tips; Vendors and Staffing. 

When asked the least valuable topic:  100% said there was no topic they deemed least valuable.

The overall information presented was "Highly useful and actionable.  Well presented", also "Extremely informational".  The most valuable topic was "Entire workshop".  100% would recommend to others.