Scott Killheffer, a Vice President with HVS Philadelphia, excels at innovation. While a student at the University of Delaware, Scott found ways to make the school’s hotel feasibility forecasting model more efficient, and the software he engineered is now relied upon by the university’s Accounting Department. As a Vice President, Scott enlarges his own hotel expertise by drawing from the vast resources of HVS to cull data from site visits and field research. He and the HVS Philadelphia team of hotel experts run figures from all corners of construction, market dynamics, property size, and scope of operations to deliver thorough analyses of feasibility and value, yielding conclusions that help you make the most informed, confident decisions possible for your hotel.
Scott’s prior hospitality experience includes work at the Courtyard by Marriott in Newark; the Bear Mountain Inn in Bear Mountain, New York; and the Hyatt in Baltimore, where his responsibilities included managing staff, opening and closing the hotel, and developing and implementing an iPad-based procedure that improved the efficiency and frequency of guestroom inspections. Scott earned a BS in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management from the University of Delaware.
Scott earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2006. He enjoys carpentry and cooking, skills he has put to use as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and the Ronald McDonald House. Mountain biking has taken him across Oregon’s Forest Park and LL Stubb Stewart State Park, and he has hiked throughout the Columbia River Gorge, Yellowstone National Park, and Table Mountain in South Africa. Scott’s most recent travels were to Paraguay and Bolivia, with previous international adventures to Mexico, Jamaica, South Africa, France, Spain, Italy, and Ireland.