Hospitality Solution’s Michael Belmonte, who recently took the helm as President, announced that Hospitality Solutions has expanded, adding BDG Hospitality Furnishing Solutions, a furniture provider and design division.
BDG Hospitality Furnishing Solutions will be headed up by President Laurie Benjamin. Benjamin’s career began after he graduated from the University of Minnesota when he joined Benjamin Brothers, Inc. in Chicago, IL. There he built a very successful contract hospitality furnishing business. He has participated and furnishedevery major hotel brand along with independent properties during his 50-year career in the business. Laurie is currently the CEO of Benjamin Brothers, LLC and advisor to Braeside Design, LLC, a full service hospitality interior design company.
Benjamin said, “It is my pleasure to beassociated with Steve Belmonte, an icon in the hospitality industry in this new and exciting venture. Together we bring a vast amount of talent and experience for the benefit of our clients. BDG Hospitality Furnishing Solutions looks forward to servicing FF&E needs for our industry.”
BDG Hospitality Furnishing Solutions will offer full-service hospitality procurement specializing in Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) and hotel interior design. Clients include regional, nationwide and international companies in all major hotel brands as well as independent properties.
“Hospitality Solutions has been in business now for over a decade negotiating franchise agreements and liquidated damages. Our new FF&E division is a great addition to the current services we offer and we are lucky to have Laurie Benjamin on our team,” said Michael Belmonte, son of industry veteran Steve Belmonte.
About Hospitality Solutions
Hospitality Solutions LLC was founded in 2002 by Steven Belmonte, Chairman Emeritus. Hospitality Solutions is a full-service, nationwide consultation firm specializing in lodging industry issues at thehotel and corporate level. It was specifically designed to assist hotel owners in negotiating fair franchise agreements as well as negotiating the reduction of termination fees for hotel owners who have been terminated or desire to cancel their existing franchise agreement. In 2012, Belmonte’s son, Michael Belmonte took over the helm as President and launched a new furniture provider and design division called BDG Hospitality Furnishing Solutions which will be run by Laurie Benjamin. For more information on Hospitality Solutions please call (407) 654-4600 or visit www.franchisenegotiation.com.