Tatyana Li

CEO & Founder 

Ms. Tatyana Li has been in the Hospitality Business for over 20 years. Mainly, Tatyana has outmaneuvered the primary competition by building RevPAR of $293.37 for a top-performing hotel of Hilton hotels Portfolio, South East Region, and built a growth Index of 127% for four consecutive years.

 At Hilton South Beach Hotel, Tatyana launched a digital marketing plan to target weddings and social catering that generated 1.2M which is a significant revenue channel growth for a 105-key hotel.   

 Tatyana has held a senior-level sales position at one of the well-known hotel brands, 500 keys, 35,000 square feet corporate accounts that generated $5.6M per annum and generated $1.7M from Association Markets that translates into 10.5% RevPAR growth. 

 At Boutique Hotel Collection of European Hotel Brand, with Tatyana’s strong clientele, this property has outperformed competitive set by growing the RevPAR Index of 108% year-over, for three consecutive years.

 Tatyana has a strong Revenue Management experience that repositioned the privately-owned hotel in Sunny Isles 360 degrees. Her strategic revenue maximization contributed to direct bookings growth by 8% which translated into a healthy bottom line and improved Net Operating Income. 

Her marketing campaigns generated $970K in weddings and social events. 

 Tatyana has a remarkable opening experience, one of the hotels is Atton Miami Brickell, July 1st, 2016. With a sales and Marketing Plan, and a dedicated sales team,  Tatyana has reached the first operative year’s budget for a new hotel brand of Chilean origin. Tatyana is resilient and has a solid experience in content marketing, brand marketing, digital marketing, SEO, SEM, Google analytics.  She immediately activated the marketing campaigns, established corporate accounts, group agreements, catering agreements, orchestrated brand activation events that generated $10.2M in room revenue and $2.3M in event sales and catering sales during the first operative year in Miami between 2016-2017. 

 Tatyana has held sales executive positions in Russia, Uzbekistan, and project management at PPG-Dongju. Her sales experience at Starwood Hotels in Uzbekistan, project management with a Korean-Russian Joint Venture, and translator experience as an English-Russian, French-Russian interpreter for the UN and European Union has enriched her professional career and built a strong foundation for the future.

 Moreover, Tatyana has worked as Task Force and Hotel Consultants for PHM Management. She contributed a 23% growth in ADR and a RevPAR growth by 11.7% at a Sheraton in Boston by signing the biggest group agreement. Group RevPAR Index grew 4.2% by year-over-year. 

Daniel F. Benavides

Legal Counsel

Daniel advises hotel, condo-hotel, restaurant and nightclub operators, assisting with purchase contracts, leases, due diligence, rental management agreements, permitting, licensing, trademark registrations, and other compliance matters. Daniel also assists hospitality establishments with their day to day, operational legal matters, advising on a wide array of issues such as vendor contracts, sales & marketing agreements, guest relations issues, employment matters, ADA compliance, alcohol & beverage matters, data privacy, and litigation.

In addition to his law practice, Daniel is also an adjunct professor of hospitality law at the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Broward College, and currently serves as President of the South Florida Chapter of HFTP (Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals).

Prior to joining Sandman Savrann, Daniel was a partner in the hospitality practice group at Shutts & Bowen LLP in Miami and, prior to that, a bankruptcy litigation attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton in Miami and a real estate attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York.

Daniel is a graduate of Harvard Law School and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. He is fluent in Spanish and Italian.

Education:

  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
    • Founder and President, Harvard Real Estate Consortium
    • Vice President, Student Government
    • President, Harvard Law School Real Estate Association
  • University of Florida, B.A. and B.S.

Manuel Reyes

Director of Business Development

Manuel attended Universidad Del Este, where he achieved a B.S. degree in International Tourism and Hospitality Administration with a concentration in Hotel Management. While still attending school, he worked at Caribe Hilton in San Juan. Upon graduating from college, he was recruited by Hilton to join the prestigious HHMDP (Hilton Hotels Management Development Program).

After years of working at many hotels in South Florida, Manuel has acquired vast knowledge and industry traits that have made him an expert in the field. He decided to join the LSW team in order to fulfill his dream of becoming an expert hotelier. Dedicated to sustainability and committed to bringing hospitality to the next level; Manuel has accepted the position of Brand Business Development and is looking forward to bringing new things to the table.

Vsevolod Avrutskiy

Director of Brand Technology and Neural Networks Development

Vsevolod Avrutskiy was born in ancient Russian city Vladimir in 1989. He graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2012 with Master degree in applied mathematics and physics. His diploma work was “Neural networks for aircraft optimization”. During 2009-2011 Vsevolod was engaged in scientific work at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. The job experience started in Moscow Tinkoff Bank, where Vsevolod developed customer’s habits verification system for credit card security alerts. At the same time, he enrolled in the Ph..D.. program in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. The subject of the research concerns neural networks for partial differential equations. In December two seminars were held at MIT and Mitsubishi Corporation in Boston, where Vsevolod reported some results of his work. His focus is aimed at improving hotel technologies and taking it to the next level. Vsevolod is strongly committed to organic food.