About Us


A team of experts that will help your property achieve its full potential.


HAI provides the unmatched expertise of highly-successful former hotel developers, owners, operators, revenue managers and asset managers. With over 150 years of collective experience in key management positions, HAI is ready to help solve your most pressing problems and improve any aspects of your independent, boutique resort, hotel resort, or luxury vacation rental.

The hospitality industry has seldom faced more challenges than right now—the economy, unprecedented competition, and a globalized marketplace. It is no wonder hoteliers are struggling, especially owners of small and medium-sized operations. HAI is here to help you regain your footing, reclaim your confidence, and clear the path to greater success.


We invite you to reach out to us today to discuss your latest challenge!


The Team

Xavier J. Lividini


Is principal at Hospitality Advance International. Xavier established Hospitality Advance International (HAI) in 2005 after serving in executive level positions at many high profile hotels. He has held positions as follows: General Manager of the Mutiny Condo Hotel in Coconut Grove, Florida; North America Director of Marketing for Real Hotels and Resorts; General Manager of the Houstonian Hotel...


Andreas T. Meinhold


Is principal at Hospitality Advance International since 2012. After the successful sale of a luxury brand hotel company as President & CEO, Andreas spent the last 15 years as hotel developer and owner focusing on new construction and operation of Select Service hotels, Hyatt Place and Hilton Garden Inn. As Developer, Owner and Operator for a group of lifestyle hotels, he was recognized with multiple brand awards throughout his ownership....


Sergio Koiffman


Is principal at Hospitality Advance International since 2013. With more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry serving in high profile hotels in South America, and the USA. Sergio moved to US in 2000 where he continued as Hotel Manager on Miami Beach...


Leyla Ovit


Leyla Ovit has been working as Revenue Management Director for Hospitality Advance International since 2018. She began her successful revenue management career almost a decade ago, where she served as Revenue Director for several hotels and companies such as Hilton, NH, Fen and Faena Hotels, Leyla was very instrumental in leading the opening of hotels in Latin America and USA...


Lonny Wolfe


Lonny Wolfe is the new VP of Housekeeping Services at Hospitality Advance International. Lonny originates from Toronto, Canada and has dedicated his career to premier housekeeping services in a vast array of properties, a career that started with his own cleaning services company over 40 years ago...


Gilda Steiger


Gilda Steiger is the vice-president of Marketing at Hospitality Advance International. Gilda has been marketing hotels and the hospitality industry since 1996 when she and her business partner created one of the first email marketing and interactive websites in the hospitality industry...