Cornerstone Hotel Management was founded by our President, Brian Brandstetter in 1996 and has evolved into a full-service hotel management company. With our humble beginnings in a vacant room at our first hotel, Cornerstone now operates 8 hotels, 3 restaurants, and 3 conference centers. Our office is based in DeForest, Wisconsin right off of I-90/94/39 at exit 126.
Our current portfolio includes eight hotels in Wisconsin. They are the Holiday Inn Express in DeForest, the Country Inn & Suites in Stevens Point, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Fort Atkinson, Country Inn & Suites in Fort Atkinson, Holiday Inn Express in Sauk City, Best Western Plus InnTowner and Highland Corner Grill in Madison, Comfort Inn & Suites in DeForest and Sleep Inn & Suites in Oregon.
We pride ourselves on providing common sense solutions for today’s very complex hotel world. We lead by example and strive to provide the largest return on investment for the owner.
Every Cornerstone hotel shares our commitment to superior quality and service that exceed guests’ expectations.
Our Mission is to maximize the hotel owner’s return on investment. We accomplish this by hiring and training the best employees, and remaining flexible to accommodate individual guest needs while ensuring an attractive, safe, comfortable, and clean facility all at a competitive value.
That satisfaction has been the cornerstone of President R. Brian Brandstetter’s vision for Cornerstone Hotel Management, Inc. Since 1996, the Cornerstone team has been meeting and exceeding goals while constantly striving for excellence. Whether creating marketing plans, developing occupancy-enhancing strategies, or improving GOPs, Brian and his team stay true to their mission. Integrity, service, and dedication remain the foundation of Cornerstone Hotel Management.
Developed and Opened:
Cornerstone Hotel Management is a Midwestern hotel developer and management company with years of experience helping banks secure an asset by providing assistance while wading through the waters of foreclosure. With years of experience in stabilizing distressed properties, Cornerstone has gained experience and knows what to do to turn a bad situation into a better situation.
With experience in franchise and bank negotiations, Cornerstone can give the bank the piece of mind while transitioning through this process with the franchise. Our experienced professionals provide the expertise to not only identify why the asset got into trouble in the first place but to steer the hotel back to the right course for profitability.
The goal of hotel asset management is to advise the client on the market conditions, operational shortcomings, financial obstacles and other elements that led to the situation and create a Business Plan to help in the sale of the asset or in turning the hotel around.
Receivership Takeover Process
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Cornerstone’s extensive experience and unparalleled diversity would mean nothing if the performance were sub-par. That, however, is not the case. The properties that Cornerstone has assisted have been the recipients of several awards for excellence.
Brian Brandstetter was chosen as the Innkeeper of the Year by the Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association in 2009 as well as Most Valuable Volunteer by the American Hotel and Lodging Association in 2010.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – Fort Atkinson: Torchbearer Hotel 2017
Candlewood Suites: Torchbearer Hotel 2012
Country Inn & Suites: Recognized for over 99% return intent indicated by guests, and New Hotel of the Year, 2000 and 2018. Sales Property of the Year, 2002. Hospitality Excellence Award, 2022.
Holiday Inn: Newcomer Award for Total Quality Index. 3 Quality of Excellence Awards
Choice Hotels: 5 consecutive Gold Awards for outstanding service and quality. Top 5 performers.
Best Western: 6 consecutive Director’s Awards. Champion Green Award in 2019.
Red Roof Inn: 3 Top Quarterly Housekeeping Awards; 2 Quarterly Best Overall Property Awards; Nominated for the Golden Shovel Award 2 years in a row.
Hampton Inn: 3 Circle of Excellence Awards for being rated in the top 10% of all Hampton Inns for guest satisfaction and quality assurance.
Ramada Inn: 2 Gold Key Awards for quality assurance inspections.
Radisson Hotels: Presidents Aware from Carlson in 2018.