Keeler Hospitality Group
President & Chief Operating Officer
Keeler Hospitality Group, LLC
- Market Competition Analysis
- Concept Development
- Hotel F&B Programming
- Financial Analysis and Planning
- Pre-Opening Master Planning
- Design Development Coordination
- O.S.& E. Selection
- Pre-Opening Training
- Opening & On-Going Management
In addition to KHG providing consultation services to the hospitality industry, it is the intent to more aggressively pursue restaurant management and ownership opportunities. Currently KHG operates Spencer’s for Steaks & Chops, one of the concepts that he developed while at HHC, under a long term management agreement with North Central Group in Omaha, NB.
As of June 21, 2010 KHG has taken over ownership of the Kincaid’s Restaurant adjacent to the Portland Downtown Embassy Suites. This restaurant will be converted to a new concept Portland Prime with a September, 2010 opening date. The Landlord is Ashford Hospitality Group and the Hotel Manager is Hilton Hotels Worldwide.
Prior to forming KHG, Paul Keeler was named the Vice President of Food & Beverage for Hilton Hotels Corporation in December 1999. Keeler was responsible for Hilton’s strategic planning for food and beverage operations at more than 3,000 hotels in Hilton’s Family of Brands throughout North America, that were generating over $2.5 billion in annual food & beverage revenue when he left in February, 2007.
Keeler was named Corporate Director of Food and Beverage for Beacon Hotels Corporation in July 1984 and was promoted to the position of Vice President-Food and Beverage for the company in July 1986. He became President and Managing Director of Atlantic Food and Beverage L.P., a subsidiary of Beacon Hotels Corporation, in 1988 which was spun off into a separate company known as Atlantic Restaurant Management. Keeler continued as President and C.O.O. of the company until February 1995, when he joined the Doubletree Hotels Corporation as Vice President – Food and Beverage. He continued on in this position after the merger with Promus Hotel Corporation in 1999.