Alexandra Walterspiel,
Alexandra Walterspiel,CEO & Co-Founder
Alexandra Walterspiel is a strategic and accomplished operations executive with 25 years of demonstrated leadership expertise in the Hospitality, Residential and Vacation Ownership industries. She has an exceptional background in operations, development, conceptualization, branding and repositioning with expertise that includes superior leadership, communication and motivational skills. Her uniquely well rounded experience in both the luxury and lifestyle segments of the industry give her unparalleled strengths in every facet of the business to achieve extraordinary results. She is known for selecting, training, developing and mentoring loyal and innovative leaders and employees to achieve award winning results. She has a strong focus on creating and driving a culture of striving for excellence, as well as on continuous innovation in revenue generation, maximizing productivity and controlling costs.

A third generation hotelier, Alexandra spent her formative years in Europe and graduated with honors from the Hotel School of Lausanne, Switzerland in 1988. She then joined The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and spent the next 13 years in progressive operational leadership positions in Australia, Hong Kong and the USA.

Along the way, she opened five Ritz-Carlton properties worldwide, initiated numerous large-scale renovations and refurbishments, and as Executive Assistant Manager helped generate multimillion dollar profits at prestigious hotels such as The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples and The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. She proceeded to oversee the conception, birth and operation of Ritz-Carlton’s now flourishing Residence and Interval Ownership division during which time she was promoted to the Vice Presidents level.

She left the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to join Ian Schrager and Morgans Hotel Group in the boutique and lifestyle spectrum of the industry as the General Manager of the storied Clift Hotel in San Francisco, where she served for five years. Charged with reintroducing the 363-room property following its acquisition and renovation by Morgans Hotel Group, Walterspiel secured Clift’s position as San Francisco’s premier contemporary five-star property, successfully leading it out of Chapter 11, as well as cultivated an international following for its signature restaurant, Asia de Cuba, and the highly acclaimed Redwood Room bar.

With her passion lying in the global and strategic aspects of the business, she joined Sage Hospitality in Denver to establish and run the Premier & Lifestyle Division, which during her tenure as Senior Vice President grew from three hotels in 2007 to 15 in 2013, generating over $220M per year in revenues. Her division included such prestigious hotels as the Nines in Portland, the Oxford in Denver and the Blackstone in Chicago and under her leadership won numerous industry awards and continuously led the company in overall operating metrics. She successfully turned non-performing and unstable assets into success stories, by addressing leadership weaknesses, process and systems flaws, repositioning the assets and strengthening the relationship and alignment with owners.

After nearly six years with Sage Hospitality, Alexandra dedicated a year to taking a creative pause, solely focused on family and personal development. Following this year of “intentional living”, her experiences and insights have allowed her to further enhance her leadership acumen and her passion for excellence. She became a founding partner of Imprint Hospitality, a consulting and management company dedicated to assisting owners, brands and management companies to deliver optimal results by building upon the foundation of her extensive leadership skills and experience in the hospitality industry.

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Project List_Alex_2015 Oct-14

Alex and Daniel

  • Hanging out with my son
  • Golfing and skiing with my wife
  • Doing triathlons and marathons (although I’m currently on hiatus)
  • Cooking something delicious
  • Finding peace and tranquility at our Russian River hideaway among the redwood trees!
Dave Hoemann,
Dave Hoemann,Chief Concept Officer, President of Restaurants & Co-Founder
Dave Hoemann is a proven F&B executive with over 30 years of operational expertise in all segments of the industry – restaurants (fine dining, casual dining and fast-casual), retail foods, sports & entertainment, contract foodservice, catering, casinos and hotels. His strong strategic, entrepreneurial and creative development skills are all based on his solid operational roots. Throughout his career, Dave has been involved in the conceptivity, branding and start-up of over 50 unique restaurant and foodservice brands.

Dave graduated with honors from Denver University’s Daniels College of Business in1982. Upon graduation, he joined Chicago-based Levy Restaurants where he acquired restaurant business and fine dining skills as opening General Manager of the acclaimed 4-star Spiaggia. A few years later, he rounded out his early restaurant education at Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants in Chicago where he had the privilege of opening two new restaurants with founder Richard Melman.

With solid operational and leadership skills under his belt, Dave moved to Santa Fe in 1990 to join celebrity chef Mark Miller as VP Operations of his newly opened Coyote Café. Miller, widely recognized as the “father of modern Southwestern cuisine”, was successfully publishing cookbooks and posters. Dave seized the public’s interest in Miller’s cuisine by developing a line of food products that were sold internationally. Two new Coyote Cafes (MGM Las Vegas and Austin) opened under Dave’s leadership, along with a casual cantina, gourmet food store and catalog food business.

Dave furthered his multi-unit management skills in 1997 when he rejoined Levy Restaurants as their West Coast Regional Director of Operations overseeing high-volume restaurants in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Additionally, Dave was appointed head of Levy’s Consulting & Advisory Services where he led a creative team responsible for conceptual development work for various clients including GameWorks, Tyson Foods and HMSHost.

Levy Restaurants was eventually purchased by London-based Compass Group, the world’s largest food-service contractor with global revenues in excess of $22 billion. In 2004, Dave assumed the Senior Vice President of Marketing position for Compass Group’s North America Division, representing almost $7 billion in annual sales. He led six distinct marketing and brand development teams that supported the activities of Compass Group’s 13 acquired foodservice companies serving the markets of catering, corporate dining, senior dining, healthcare, sports & entertainment, conference centers, airports, education, vending and public restaurants.

In early 2007, Dave met San Francisco boutique hotelier Chip Conley who convinced him to join Joie de Vivre Hotels to launch a new restaurant division. Over the next three years, Dave and his small team created and operated 16 unique restaurants along with the traditional hotel F&B services for the company hotels.

Aspiring to apply this proven independent restaurant strategy to larger “flag” (brand) hotels, Dave joined Denver-based Sage Hospitality as Corporate Senior Vice President of F&B Operations where he was directly responsible for leading the operational results of Sage Restaurant Group’s 13 multi concept restaurants. Under his leadership, SRG experienced annual same store sales growths of 13% to 17% and year-over-year increases in profitability of over $3 million.

Dave has an impressive track record of leading high-performance teams through effective mentoring and culture building. As a co-founder, Imprint Hospitality provides Dave with a forum to share his conceptual development and operations skills with others to ensure their greater success and operational excellence!

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Project List 2017

  • Catching a great Broadway show
  • Gaining inspiration for the next big idea by walking the streets of the city I’m in
  • Discovering another great restaurant
  • Escaping to Puerto Vallarta with my partner
  • Enjoying a quality margarita on the rocks!
Matt Seim,
Matt Seim,Chief Administration Officer & Co-Founder
Matthew Seim is an accomplished executive with a focus on IT, business intelligence, and change management. He brings a diverse skill set that has spanned “big five” consulting, retail, food & beverage, hospitality, and startup ventures. During these tenures, he has focused on developing and executing on strategy, building powerful teams, leading post-acquisition transactions, establishing startup ventures and designing technology solutions.

Matt studied Mechanical Engineering at Washington University and leveraged his analytical thinking capabilities to land a job with Deloitte Consulting in Chicago.

A few years later, Matt had the opportunity to join during its startup phase in Chicago.

After the crash in 2001, Matt followed his passion for the outdoors and moved to Colorado to join Vail Resorts. At Vail, he had the opportunity to lead IT for the lodging, private clubs, real estate, retail, and transportation divisions. This sparked his love of the hospitality industry.

Upon leaving Vail Resorts, Matt accepted a position of CIO for Smashburger, then later returned to hospitality as Senior Vice President of IT for Sage Hospitality. While at Sage, he led the reorganization of the IT team, development of a data security program, and creation of a business intelligence program — all while managing two to four new hotel transactions per month.

As a co-founder of Imprint Hospitality, Matt seeks to partner with two industry experts and apply his strategic skills and financial acumen by defining and leading organizational change to develop a management company that supports the industry’s needs for the future!

Update coming soon.

  • Cross training by road bikes, trail running and triathlons
  • Doing some serious ski mountaineering racing
  • Climbing Colorado 13ers and 14ers
  • Fly fishing
  • And just about anything else I can find outdoors with my wife!


Alexandra has developed an incredibly unique collection of skills and experiences from her years spent around the globe at leading brands, luxury/lifestyle hotels and most recently running a large hotel portfolio for a best-in-class owner operator. She is a creative talent that we’ve turned to on several occasions for assistance with major hospitality investments across the U.S. and Europe.
CODY BRADSHAW, Senior VP Acquisitions & Head of European Hotels, Starwood Capital Group
Alexandra is one of the most talented hospitality professionals and leaders I have worked with over the last 25 years. Committed, strategic and driven for excellence.
SCOTT ROHM, President, SH Hotel Group (1 Hotels & Baccarat)
Alex is an amazingly well-rounded hospitality talent with a very strong operations strategy mind and the unique ability to take the different elements that make up a property and align them in such a manner that everything “clicks”. I feel very comfortable entrusting her with a hotel and know my returns will be maximized.
MITCHELL HOCHBERG, Managing Principal, Madden Real Estate Ventures
Dave is an amazing “all-star” player in the hospitality/restaurant industry. He has exhibited the best balance between complete professional preparedness and planning, mixed with an openness to new ideas and concepts. His passion for food, his team, his guests and their total experience is unequaled in my 40 years in this industry. I would work with Dave on any project – any place, any time – with full confidence I’m getting the very best support available.
MARK MILLER, Chef, Author and Culinary Strategist
Working with Imprint Hospitality was a perfect solution for a critical project I was working on. The level of talent, responsiveness, and execution exceeded my expectations. I would gladly recommend them to anyone looking for a true partner on a project, not just a consultant.
JOSH DAVIES, Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Work Ethic Development