Don Reilly is a veteran hospitality consultant and executive with over 40 years’ experience in all areas of finance and operations, in over 100 operating units located throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East.
Don's experience includes all segments of the lodging business from roadside motels to luxury hotels and resorts, with destination resorts and spas. Don has experience in theme parks and cruise lines.
Don has operated in good times and bad, including extensive experience in ground up development, turnarounds, repositioning, workouts, mergers and acquisitions, and post-transaction integration, involving single assets, multiple asset portfolios, and companies.
Don has demonstrated an ability to diagnose problems and to design and implement workable solutions.
Prior to founding Reilly Hotel Advisors, LLC in 2004, Don worked for the then Big Eight public accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand, Marriott, Wyndham, the Gencom Group and numerous developers and owner/operators of hotels and resorts.
Clients of Reilly Hotel Advisors, LLC have included Wall Street investment banks, pension funds, a major university hospitality program, and numerous owners and investors in hotels and resorts.
Don has a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University. He is a CPA (Maryland and Texas) and a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and the Florida Institute of CPA’s.
Don’s has served in public office in appointed and elected offices including on the planning and zoning commission, the school board, and the city council, and served on the Community Emergency Response Team.