Welcome to The Ascona Group.

An international hospitality consulting firm

providing advisory services to hotel owners and developers.

What we Do

Using decades of experience in the international hotel and resort arena, we work with developers, owners, investors and hotel companies and assist them with the entire spectrum of project development. Accustomed to and comfortable with taking a project through the design phase and entitlements, working with municipal and tribal planning departments. Follow this link for the project process.


Who we Are

Eric Bettelheim founded The Ascona Group in 1987. His background includes extensive operational experience as a GM of hotels and resorts, as a President & COO of a hotel company, and as a consultant and developer. Eric has a great passion for hospitality and enjoys the excitement associated with start-up hotel projects, whether they are branded or independent hotels and resorts. Please review his biography here.


Our Services

We assist owners with the (pre) development, design and entitlements of start-up/new construction hotel projects. In addition, we evaluate the best possible match for a brand affiliation and hotel management company. Additional services may include pre-opening activities and assisting with FF&E procurement. Past projects are located in North America, the Caribbean and in AsiaPac. Follow this link for a sample of our projects.

Say Hello.

We'd love to hear about your next project.

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"May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right."

Dr. Peter Marshall - former Chaplain of the United States Senate