Driving Growth Through Inspired Service

Driving Growth Through Inspired Service

Our goal is to drive growth through inspired service. We are working to grow our people, our portfolio and our relationships with our franchise partners and guests.

Brandt Hospitality Group was created out of a relationship between Ace Brandt, a local entrepreneur,  and the development team from one of the largest hotel development and management companies in the country. 

The progression of that relationship led to the launch of a company that now manages hotels for Brandt with a number of new projects under way.

We are growing our business, growing our people and growing our relationships with our guests, our clients and our franchise partners.



Leadership Team


Our team has been building and operating hotels for over 20 years.  We spent many years working with Tharaldson Lodging and later, TMI Hospitality.  Today we build and operate hotels for Brandt Hospitality Group as well as joint venture partners and third party ownership groups.


Steve Martodam

Chief Operating Officer

Steve has been operating and opening hotels for 25 years with over 20 of those years  in multi–property management roles.  Most recently he was a Senior VP of Operations overseeing 100 hotels, representing 14 brands in 16 states.  


Steve Kluvers

Chief Financial Officer

Over 20 years ago Steve brought his finance experience to the hotel industry where he directed the Revenue Management department covering 200 hotels, before returning to a finance role.  Most recently, Steve was the VP of Financial Planning & Analysis for nearly 200 hotels.  He was responsible for the budgeting, business reporting, and treasury functions, as well as system integration and business intelligence.


Doug Dobmeier

Executive Advisor

Doug has been a senior leader operating hotels for over 35 years and was responsible for the development and operations of over 400 hotels in his career.  He now brings his talents, experiences and relationships to Brandt Hospitality Group as their CEA.