Embree C. “Chuck” Bedsole, II
2633 McKinney Avenue, Suite 130-137
Dallas, TX 75204
Embree C. “Chuck” Bedsole, II
Embree C. “Chuck” Bedsole, II is a Managing Director of LWHA based in Dallas, Texas. He advises companies from the US, Latin America, Asia, and Europe on hospitality projects across the globe. Chuck has more than 40 years of industry experience, including 25 years with international professional service firms and five years of corporate-level experience with hospitality companies in the areas of workout/restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, development, finance, operations and marketing. He brings substantial domestic and international experience with various hospitality asset types including hotels, mixed-use resort developments, hotel condominiums, interval ownership, all-inclusive resorts and marinas. He is also experienced in residential, commercial, and industrial projects in Latin America.
Mr. Bedsole also has significant restructuring/workout experience through three major lodging industry downturns including major assignments as the chief restructuring officer for a large destination resort in Mexico, as a debtor and creditor advisor for multiple master-planned resorts and lodging portfolios, and as the lead hospitality professional for Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Estate’s $4 billion hospitality portfolio.
Prior to joining LWHA, Mr. Bedsole served as the Senior Managing Director and practice leader of the Hospitality & Leisure group of Ankura, founder and Managing Director of the Hospitality & leisure group of Alvarez & Marsal and served as the practice leader for Latin America and Hospitality in Ernst & Young LLP’s Real Estate Advisory Services Group. Prior to his tenure at Ernst & Young, he served as director of development for Jack Tar Village Resorts, Inc. (a subsidiary of Sammons Travel & Resorts, Inc.) and was responsible for resort acquisitions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Chuck began his career in hotel operations and marketing serving as a hotel general manager and then later as a corporate director of sales for Vista Host, Inc., a hotel management company based in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Bedsole received a degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982 and is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese. He is a founding sponsor of the Mexico Resort Development Conference and has been a lead sponsor of the Dallas Hotel Conference and the Hospitality Law Conference. He is a frequent speaker at key industry conferences on lodging and real estate development in the US and Latin America. He has authored numerous articles for industry publications, including GlobeSt.com, National Hotel Executive, and Hotels magazine. He has also been a guest lecturer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s Certificate in Property Repositioning program and the Graduate Student Association Research Colloquium at the Conrad N. College of Hotel & Restaurant Management