|Jeffrey Durham

About Jeffrey Durham

Jeff Durham is a founder of The Passport Group. Jeff has a wealth of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry which began at the early age of 16. He is a hotel broker, an independent hotel owner and expert in consulting hotel owners into transitioning to becoming an independent hotel operator. He also founded Haversack Hospitality, which specializes in hotel management and consulting. Jeff is also a founding member of the Humboldt County Tourism Improvement District (TBID) and is currently on the board of the California Association of Boutique and Breakfast Inns. In addition to his hotel business ventures he finds ways to make real changes in his community as city councilman for the Town of Yountville. His hospitality experience began as a busboy. After much hands’ on experience, Jeff’s education continued at California Polytechnic University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Always participating with his alma mater, Jeff has been a commencement speaker, Professor for a Day, and most recently, as part of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni on campus. Jeff enjoys sharing his vast knowledge about hospitality and hotel management with others and building relationships. He tries to laugh everyday, trying not to take life too seriously. In his spare time, if he’s not taking cross country trips with his beloved pet Chihuahua, Stella, or spending time with his partner, you might find him reading up on hospitality blogs or the Harvard Business Review with a nice glass of wine.

Effective Sales & Marketing for Your Hotel

Marketing a hotel effectively takes a different mindset and skillset than marketing other types of businesses. Essentially, the product you are marketing is also a service, and that service is to offer a "home away from home" for a variety of different client groups. Some of those clients will be seeking a low-key rest-stop between daily tourist activities. Other clients will need a working business center [...]

Effective Sales & Marketing for Your Hotel 2017-06-29T01:57:08+00:00

Cash Flow Management

Cash Flow Management for the Hotel Industry While "cash flow" has become something of a euphemism in a world where most currency exchanges hands digitally, the reality is that managing the flow of your money is of utmost importance in any business. The problem with cash flow is that you often have to pay for things before you are ever paid for your services. If bills [...]

Cash Flow Management 2017-06-29T02:01:09+00:00

Hire the Right Hotel Team

Congratulations! So now you have secured financing, negotiated like a pro and bought yourself a hotel. This is a significant accomplishment and worth celebrating! But the initial legwork phase is not over yet. Now it is time to hire your hotel management team. You want to build a solid, trustworthy, experienced management team that can competently oversee the many operational functions so critical to your hotel's [...]

Hire the Right Hotel Team 2017-06-05T13:40:05+00:00

Yucca Motel | Gila Bend, AZ

The Passport Group has been retained as exclusive broker to offer the fee-simple interest in the 21-guestroom Yucca Motel located at 836 E Pima St, Gila Bend, Arizona and is positioned on approximately 2.51 acres. The Yucca Motel is located on Route 8, this low-key motel is 5.2 miles from the Gila River, 1.3 miles from Burleson Park and 8.6 miles from [...]

Yucca Motel | Gila Bend, AZ 2017-10-28T14:02:57+00:00

Landmark Lookout Lodge | Tombstone, AZ

The Landmark Lookout Lodge is conveniently located within minutes of downtown Tombstone with easy access to key attractions such as the OK Corral, The Bird Cage Theater, Boothill Graveyard, Tombstone Courthouse and Wild West shows and gunfights. It is about 24 miles from I-10 turnoff at Benson, AZ and about 19 miles from Sierra Vista, home to Ft. Huachuca. Category: Hotels for [...]

Landmark Lookout Lodge | Tombstone, AZ 2017-06-06T13:24:50+00:00

Stahlecker House Inn Napa, CA | Hotel for Sale

This charming boutique inn is a perfect base of operations for all there is to do in Napa and the valley. During the late 1940s,  the first building was created as a family bakery, and a three-story barn/workshop was later built on the property. The Stahlecker House Inn now has 5 guest rooms, and an additional 5 rooms can be added in [...]

Stahlecker House Inn Napa, CA | Hotel for Sale 2017-09-20T11:38:00+00:00

JnR Hotel | Cedarville, CA

The JnR Hotel is located in the Modoc County, in the center of Cedarville. The street corner location offers ideal visibility for both eastbound and westbound California State Route 299 traffic. Originally built in 1890’s, the hotel is in good physical condition. Category: Hotels for Sale in California [...]

JnR Hotel | Cedarville, CA 2017-07-25T14:26:32+00:00

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Development – Maricopa

There are no modern hotels in Maricopa, except the Harrah’s Casino Hotel wi th 144 rooms that cater to its Players Club membership. The nearest major hotel is 16 miles away. The casino hotel is often full, and is not meant to serve the general traveling public. The Chamber of Commerce Director stated that Amtrak makes a late night stop in Maricopa, [...]

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Development – Maricopa 2017-06-20T14:15:10+00:00

Coho Cottages & China Creek Cottages | Willow Creek, CA

The Passport Group has been retained as exclusive broker to offer the fee-simple interest the Coho Cottages and China Creek Cottages. Both are located in Willow Creek, California. This is an opportunity to acquire independent cottages and RV park. The Coho Cottages and China Creek Cottages are cash flowing assets. Category: Hotels for Sale in California [...]

Coho Cottages & China Creek Cottages | Willow Creek, CA 2017-06-29T02:39:36+00:00

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Development | Holbrook, AZ

The site is located along Navajo Boulevard (I-40 business), adjacent to Interstate 40, approximately 1.5 miles north of the Holbrook town center. It is part of a planned mixed use project known as Holbrook Town Center containing a mix of retail, restaurant, hotel, and a distribution center. The total site is approximately 65 acres of which approximately 2 acres represent the hotel [...]

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Development | Holbrook, AZ 2017-06-06T14:33:33+00:00