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2. Limitless thinking opens endless possibilities
3. Be brave and always challenge status quo
4. Learn everyday
5. Always do your homework
7. Impossible doesn't exist
8. Be thoughtful, move fast and be honest
9. Value and respect all
10. Have fun and be a bad ass
LJ Trope & Co is a team of creative problem solvers who bring together real-world operations experience and the knowledge gained from helping clients resolve diverse issues to create a toolbox of solutions to the problems facing operators.Contact Us
Lou possesses a deep wealth of knowledge from over 30 years of food and beverage operational and development experience with years of actual hands on success. Lou’s experience ranges from luxury branded and independent lifestyle hotels to select service and extended stay properties in both domestic and international regions, with the development of new brand concepts to operational assessments of existing individual units. He combines his keen sense of operational awareness and innovation with the balance of analytical thinking and results.
Lou’s expertise comes through years of experience as an Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage in resorts, convention and urban hotels in Bermuda, London, Maui, Philadelphia and San Diego. After earning his MBA, Lou joined the corporate team of Marriott International Inc. in the role of Global VP of Restaurants and Bars, leading and directing multiple brand extensions and development projects internationally and domestically. From ground up new resort builds to developing global training programs and developing luxury beverage programs Lou’s reach was expansive and deep. He also led Destination Hotels’ Food and Beverage team building ground up programs on financial modeling, concept development, operational success and programming as well as creating industry wide relationships to provide mutually beneficial results.
As the Principal (or President) of LJ Trope & Co. LLC, Lou works with clients to assist them in concept development and assessment, analyzing operational needs and identifying potential opportunities from Restaurant and Bar Operations to Event Operations, Beverage Program Development and Brand Extensions. His team is available to undertake deep dives into operations dives to assess the current situation and identify paths to success.
Consistent and positive guest experiences are the key to sustainable profitability and the greatest challenge for many multi-unit operators. LJ Trope & Co works with your team to design solutions that are easily executed across multiple locations, always working with your operation’s existing capabilities in mind.Contact Us