Tourism & Leisure Development International, LLC (TLDI) is a Miami-based project management firm specializing in the development of international hospitality and tourism property projects. The firm was founded in 2011 by Francisco P. Fuentes, an engineer with 25 years of expertise in the development of large international building projects. Having worked within construction companies, engineering firms, hotel operators and investment funds in Europe, Latin America and the US, Francisco possesses a deep understanding of the construction industry across various cultures and a firm grasp on the requirements of the tourism industry.
Francisco’s expertise is complemented by a strategic partnership with architect Ken Shannon of LHDI. Over the last fifteen years, Francisco and Ken have planned, permitted, designed and built numerous turn-key hospitality projects throughout the Caribbean and Mexico. More recently, they joined forces to provide all design & construction management services for the implementation of three new Hyatt-branded all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica and Mexico for Playa Hotels & Resorts.
Time and time again, the team’s extensive experience, extraordinary passion and unparalleled vision leads to successful development projects that exceed the expectations of all guests and stakeholders.
“In mid 2008, the decision was made to reflag and undertake massive and very deep renovations of two of our underperforming properties in Dominican Republic. Ken and Francisco were able to build a team to quickly conceive the design solutions and proceed with major architectural, interior design and landscaping renovations. In many cases, this work involved on the fly decisions and very creative thinking, all inside the limits of serious time constraints, budgets, and the difficulties of material availabilities. To deliver one project in this difficult schedule is a major success, but to complete two simultaneously is probably unheard of anywhere. The results are just remarkable.”
— ALEJANDRO ZOZAYA | CEO Apple Leisure Group