Author Bio
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Stephen Szczygiel, CHIA, is an Associate at Hotel & Leisure Advisors (H&LA), a national hospitality consulting firm. H&LA specializes in appraisals, feasibility studies, impact analyses, economic impact studies, and litigation support for hotels, resorts, waterparks, attractions, casinos, conference and convention centers, golf courses, ski resorts and other leisure real estate. Stephen’s expertise is 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 XfinityLive!, and spent many years in the casino industry as Manager of Food & Beverage for Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse. Stephen earned his Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, with a focus on Casino Operations, and Minor in Business Administration from Drexel University in addition to studying Culinary Arts at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia. He can be reached via telephone at 216-810-5800 or via e-mail at