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About

An Experienced & Trusted Hotel Management Company

Access Hotels & Resorts has earned the reputation as an innovator in managing, marketing, and developing distinctive lodging destinations. Led by three innovative industry veterans with more than eighty years of combined experience, our hotel management company focuses on relentless, hands-on execution by its core executive team to continually improve asset value for hotel owners.

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About Our Company

Access began in 2005 with an inventive approach to hotel management. Each of our founding members already had 25+ years of experience working with numerous hotel management companies, so we already knew what worked and what didn’t. We remain uniquely qualified to present our ideas on revenue generation and cost reduction to those who desire true change.

212 Service

Access Hotels & Resorts has been recognized by Hotel Management Magazine and Hotel Business Magazine as a top 100 hotel management company in the United States for several consecutive years. We provide each guest and client with a “212” level of service—the temperature at which water becomes steam and you rise above—setting us apart as innovators in our industry.

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Our MBWA Philosophy

As a top hospitality management company, people matter the most. We understand the importance of employee retention, training, and rewards. Our own team of employees makes the difference—we care about your property and your guests. We achieve success by delivering elevated levels of customer service to all of our clients and customers. Most of all, we manage by walking around!

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meet the team

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Barry Caplan

Founder
& Principal

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Barry Caplan

Founder
& Principal

Serving as the co-founder and Managing Principal of Access Hotel and Resorts since 2005, Mr. Caplan has more than 33 years of Hospitality Industry experience, with extensive expertise in hotel operations, sales, and asset management.

Mr. Caplan has cultivated strong partners throughout his career advising and managing assets for pension and private equity funds, banks, brands, and servicing companies. During his tenure in the industry, Mr. Caplan has opened, repositioned, managed, renovated, disposed and acquired more than $650 million of hotel real estate.

Mr. Caplan is also the founder and President of Access Residential Management, a hospitality-focused Community Association Management Company. He is a Licensed Community Association Manager in the State of Florida and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University.

Mr. Caplan has held various key executive positions as Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Sales, Regional Director of Operations for several hotel management companies. He has Union labor hotel management experience in major Cities including New York, Washington DC, Detroit, St. Louis, Los Angeles and Dayton.

Mr. Caplan has held the position of Director of National Sales for Hilton Hotels Corporation and was honored as Hilton’s National Salesperson of the Year, the youngest in the Company’s history.

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Benjamin Hur

Chief Financial Officer

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Benjamin Hur

Chief Financial Officer

Serving as the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Hur has been an accounting executive in the hospitality industry for nearly 20 years with some of the top management companies as well as private equity in the country: Pyramid Hotel Group, HEI Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants.

Mr. Hur’s experience includes overseeing portfolio of hotels as VP Finance, Corporate and Regional Controller where he was responsible for providing operational support and financial leadership. His experience also includes leading various hotel acquisition, and transition projects where he was fully responsible for the implementation of standard operating procedures and financial systems. During his tenure in the industry, Mr. Hur has oversight of $1 Billion+ hotel real estate and reported to numerous privately held and publicly traded ownership groups; this attribute allows him to fully understand investor’s return on investment goals and the operational model that adheres maximum efficiency and productivity.

Mr. Hur holds Masters in Accounting from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and also is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

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William Stuckeman

Chief Investment Officer

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William Stuckeman

Chief Investment Officer

Bill is a passionate, experienced, trust-worthy and adaptable consultant and advisor that has been involved in the Hotel Industry for over four decades. Over his career he has worked directly with owners, lenders and key executives and has completed over 250 complex assignments involving capital in excess of $2 Billion. Assignments have included all aspects of the industry (loan placement, lending, development, sales, acquisitions, re-development / re-positioning, note sales, asset management, market and financial analysis, debt and equity procurement, loan restructuring, etc.) Bill has experience in all property types with a specific emphasis in the Hotel Industry. He is a tireless professional that enjoys life, his clients, and his family. Bill is known for “thinking out side of the Box” and has a Never – Ever Quit Mentality. Bill has been a panelist at several of the Hotel Industry’s major events including the Hunter Conference, ALIS and Meet the Money. He is a member of AAHOA.

On a personal note, Bill moved his family from Pittsburgh to Texas in 2000. Together with his wife of 47 years, Susan, they have nine-children and to date 12 grandchildren. Bill is a former Eagle Scout who enjoys landscaping, home improvement projects, fishing, travel, and most of all family events which occur all of the time. Bill’s career path includes:

  • WS Hotel Advisors
  • 1st Service Solutions
  • WS Advisory Services
  • FelCor Lodging Trust
  • FelCor Inc.
  • Holliday, Fenoglio, Fowler LP (formerly Carey, Kramer & Pelusi)
  • Mellon Bank
  • Dollar Savings Bank
  • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
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Michelle Gomez

Corporate Director
of Culinary Operations

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Michelle Gomez

Corporate Director
of Culinary Operations

Graduating summa cum laude in 2005 Chef Gomez is classically French trained from Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando, Florida. Chef Gomez has 18 years of experience in the consulting, task force culinary operations, and private estate chef industry.

Starting her career as chef tournant for the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes as part of the opening team in Florida, she focused on 100% guest satisfaction. Chef Gomez spent 14 years working for Marriott International which included several Ritz-Carlton locations throughout the continental United States.

Chef Gomez also has 4 years working for Hilton Worldwide and Waldorf Astoria. Chef Gomez is 1st level certified Sommelier through the Court of Master's. Chef Gomez was part of making history as one of the advanced opening team chefs onboard the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collections Inaugural sailing in 2022.

Chef Gomez has worked throughout the world and most recently hailing from the Hawaiian Islands. Now as the Corporate Director of Culinary Operations for Access Hospitality and Executive Chef/Partner at Rabbit Hill Inn's 24 Carrot Restaurant Gomez takes fine dining to the next level.

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Curtis Kim

Corporate Director of Revenue Management

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Rob Shumate

Corporate Director of Finance

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Rob Shumate

Corporate Director of Finance

Rob has held various hospitality accounting executive role for more than 40 years with renowned companies in the industry: including Landry’s Hotel Division, Pyramid Hotel Group, Remington Hotel Corporation, Redstone Golf Management, and many others. Rob’s expertise includes providing financial leadership, operational and transition support. Rob holds Bachelors in Accounting from California State University Fresno, and post graduate studies at Indiana University, Purdue University and University of Houston.

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Joy Kosmela

Corporate Director of Sales

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Joy Kosmela

Corporate Director of Sales

Joy Kosmela has held sales and sales leadership positions in New York and Washington,  D.C. area hotels for over 20 years, with concentration in International, Corporate and Diplomatic Sales.  Kosmela has opening Director of Sales experience, Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Fairmont and Kimpton experience; Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, Property Director of Sales & Marketing, and market Sales Director experience, and has successfully marketed and driven revenue for independent hotels.  Her strengths lie in building cohesive and resilient sales and marketing teams, as well as hotel and outlet re-branding and re-positioning.  Kosmela is fluent in English, and German and is proficient in Spanish and French.

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Karyn Walter

Corporate People
Services Director

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Kenneth Adams

Corporate
Accounting Manager

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Dave Walter

Food and Beverage
Operations