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About Kirby Payne

President Emeritus HVS Hotel Management & HVS Asset Management

Kirby D. Payne, CHA, is president of Tiverton, RI-based HVS/American Hospitality Management Company, a full-service hotel-management company with offices in South Florida and Dallas. The company has operated hotels throughout the United States and served a multiplicity of clients, including lenders, airport authorities, law firms and individual investors.

Payne, a 50-plus-year hotel-industry veteran, served as the 2002 Chair of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), is a former director of the National Restaurant Association, and currently serves as a commissioner on the Certification Commission of the AH&LA’s Educational .

with his over 50 years of diversified, international experience in the hospitality industry, including single- and multi-property operations, he development and implementation of marketing plans and cost controls in all areas of hotel operations, as well Planning and implementation of property upgrades, including physical rehabilitation, marketing focus and operating policies, along with participation in the development of numerous hotels, ranging from 56-room low rises to major high-rise hotels and resorts.

His specialties goes for :  Hotel, resort and lifestyle/boutique hotel operations, marketing, development, strategic planning, etc.

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