Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.
— Sir Richard Branson

CLIENTS


Cantone Group serves companies in the Hospitality and Service industries including Landlords, Developers, Private Equity funds, International Hotel Chains, Independent Hotels and Restaurants, Airline companies, Travel and Tourism, Health & Wellness, and Retail.

Our reach through the EHL alumni network in over 120 countries gives us access to local market knowledge and trends. 

 

sELECTED SERVICES


 
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RESEARCH & PLANNING

We provide the critical information needed to make fundamental and creative decisions that will drive your business. Our approach is to identify and provide relevant, customized research to meet your specific needs.

 
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CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT & BRANDING

Our proprietary restaurant development process helps you to gain the market share and recognition necessary for success. We develop compelling, differentiated concepts that enable and encourage growth for independent, multi-unit, and franchise clients.

 
 

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Working with your executive team, we create the focus, the discipline, and the model to build a sound organizational infrastructure.

 
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MARKETING

 By defining our brand first, and instilling in our staff the brands mission and vision, Cantone Group, with its true Swiss Hospitality DNA,  honed at the acclaimed first Hospitality Management School in Switzerland Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, guarantees that the brands vision is heard.

 
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OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT ANALYSIS

We will evaluate the key elements of your food and beverage programs and provide objective reports and actionable recommendations to assist you in improving your operations performance.

 
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FOODSERVICE TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEMS SELECTION

 Our team is considered to be one of the leading sources of creative technology solutions in the food and beverage industry.

 
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Growth

Franchise Development and Licensing: 

Our team of franchise and licensing experts, work with our franchisor clients to determine which formats are most suitable for growth. For individuals pursuing a franchise opportunity, we will guide you through the different options available to find a franchise opportunity that suits your personal goals, requirements and finances.

 
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PRIVATE EQUITY

Cantone Group is dedicated in raising capital and to making investments in the hospitality sector through whole Ownership, Joint Ventures, Franchise and Licensing, thus creating a strong and diversified lifestyle portfolio of valuable luxury brands. 

 
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CONSTRUCTION

From Pre-Construction, developing Design Specifications and Spec Books, to final Construction Schedule and assemble Design Team, Architects, Engineers and Specialist Consultants all the way to Construction Administration, overseeing Construction Progress to Obtaining DOB Letter of Completion, CG can make sure that your vision of your project is executed to the exact specifications, on budget and on time.

 
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DESIGN

From Concept Design, Menu Design, Packaging Design all the way through Corporate Identity and Website Design Strategy, Cantone Group can make sure that all aspects are aligned for a successful opening and creating lasting sustainable value.

 
 

ASSET ANALYSIS AND MONITORING

Mitigating risk while creating value is the number one priority of property managers and owners in any food and beverage undertaking. We work as an objective third party to inform your team of any anomalies and threats that may adversely affect your operations and assets.

 

KEY CONSULTING PROJECTS


 
 

Grand Walkerhill - Seoul

Grande Walker Hill - Seoul

In this advisory engagement CG and PwC collaborated and was asked by the Walker Hill Co, Ltd, a subsidiary of SK GROUP, to assess their development plan for food and beverage and meeting space. Analyzing the existing and targeted Grande Walkerhill Seoul customer base and services, and performing best practice, competitive studies and financial analyses. Our objective in this engagement was to identify world-class food and beverage venues and meeting space that will differentiate Grande Walker Hill Seoul from its competition and increase brand equity.


 
 

Lotte Hotel - Seoul

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    Cantone Group was contracted for a three-year engagement to advise Lotte Hotels & Resorts on a repositioning action plan for their downtown property. We researched and analyzed the Korean and Seoul Hospitality market, analyzed Lotte’s strength and weaknesses, and proposed the repositioning of the brand with a solid action plan and financial plan.  Cantone Group was further contracted to analyze and Lotte’s World, Taedok and Cheju Island properties and recommend best practice. 

Lotte Hotel - Seoul

Cantone Group was contracted for a three-year engagement to advise Lotte Hotels & Resorts on a repositioning action plan for their downtown property. We researched and analyzed the Korean and Seoul Hospitality market, analyzed Lotte’s strength and weaknesses, and proposed the repositioning of the brand with a solid action plan and financial plan.

Cantone Group was further contracted to analyze and Lotte’s World, Taedok and Cheju Island properties and recommend best practice. 


 
 

LOTTE WORLD TOWER - SEOUL

Lotte World Tower - Seoul

Lotte Moolson Co. Ltd. , Lotte Shopping Co. Ltd. Hotel Lotte Co. Ltd. engaged Cinni Little for this important project. Cantone Group collaborated with Cinni Little and Lotteon a Food and Beverage Master Plan, including Market Feasibility Study, Space Programming and Block Layout Generation, Operational and Development Program, Tenant and Operator Assistance and Food and Beverage Design.



 
 

Lowell Hotel - New York

The Lowell Hotel, New York

Cantone Group advised ownership to create one of the most iconic tea-rooms in New York.


 
 

MADURA - NEW YORK