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Aspiring Innkeepers & Inn Consulting

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. 561.223.3201

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                                                                APRIL 7 - 9, 2019, MOUNT DORA, FL
                                            In conjunction with Florida Inns Chapter
                                       of Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association.

Unlike any other Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop.  This all inclusive workshop includes Education, Workbook & 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 and understanding Exit Strategies, plus every day Operations, to help you make an educated decision on how or if you want to proceed into the hospitality industry. Pattie Detwiler, Florida Bed and Breakfast Specialist, will be your Instructor.

Space will be limited to ensure personal interaction. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.  If the workshop is full, we will advise you immediately and place you on a priority waiting list.

Check in and Registration Begins at 4:00 pm. 

Workshop begins on Sunday at 5:00-7:00 PM. Attendees are encouraged to spend the night at our host inn, but this is not required.

Sunday:             Check In        4:00 pm                        
Workshop                                 5:00 -7:00 pm 
Monday:            Workshop     9:00  am - 5:00 pm 
Tuesday:           Workshop     9:00 am - Noon 

Registration:  Full Workshop - $425.00 for one person or $500.00 for a couple Includes Breakfast & Lunch on Monday, Breakfast on Tuesday and personalized consultation to be scheduled.     Space is Limited, so please register early to insure your place.

Registration Link For April Workshop

Professional Speaker, Pattie Detwiler is a Florida Bed & Breakfast Specialist and innkeeper emeritus who can walk you through the process.  This is your opportunity to thoroughly understand the business you are thinking of investing in, while being a guest at a  Bed and Breakfast Property.    Space is Limited, so please register early to insure your place. 

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.  561.223.3201

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.

This is your opportunity to thoroughly understand the business you are thinking of investing in, while being a guest at a Luxury Bed and Breakfast Property in Mount Dora, Florida.
Reserve Your Room 
by Calling the Inn for Workshop Special Rate of $125/Night
Host:  Gwendolyn Smith
442 East 3rd Avenue
Mount Dora, FL 32757
Grandview BnB

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.