There is a dearth of discussions on this board of opportunities in hotels so thought I'd start one. For someone who may want to one day acquire existing assets and also develop new ones what are some good firms to target to build up experience (either post undergrad or post MBA)?
Would it be smart to target REPE firms like Starwood Capital /RE, HMCs like Hersha / JHM, or the corporates like Marriott and Wyndam?
What type of firm would yield the best experience for someone who wants to assemble a portfolio of hotels? In the beginning there would be a lot of operating involved but over time it becomes more about raising capital, sourcing opportuniities, and higher-level management.