Management & Development

The combined team has extensive experience in hotel, resort, restaurant and entertainment venue management and development.

Bob Ekman has been involved with over 2,700 new franchise deals with IHG working directly with developers on site selection, budgeting, contractor selection, the bidding process, construction, sales & marketing, pre-opening and opening. He has also developed a free standing $2M Cajun cuisine restaurant. He is co-founder of a multi-faceted hotel management and acquisitions company.

The MORE Enterprises team worked to turn a former iron ore slime plant into a spectacular resort including a casino, a 3,000 person indoor event center, restaurants, several bars and a spa in Deadwood, SD. They also have developed the numerous facilities in Nashville on their Fontanel Properties campus including a Northern Italian cuisine restaurant, a 6,000 person capacity outdoor music venue, a 6 suite luxury B&B, a distillery building, a winery and bistro building and converted a former farmhouse into a gift shop. The entire MORE American Hospitality team is now developing a 143 Room and Suite Autograph Collection by Marriott on this same Nashville Fontanel Properties campus.

Lamont Companies, Inc out of Aberdeen South Dakota is a full, turnkey real estate development, management, investment, construction and procurement company catering to the hospitality and apartment industries. Founded in 1998 by Jeffrey Lamont, he and his dedicated team have seen expansive growth while they have aggressively developed hotels, convention centers, restaurants, retail malls, apartment developments, office building and casinos throughout the United States.

The collective MORE American Hospitality, LLC is rock solid and can work with virtually any level of management and/or development.