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About

Hospitality Sprout is focused on bringing the highest standards to our industry.

Hospitality Sprout is a full service lifestyle food and beverage consulting collective.  With unique design and service solutions for you and your Hospitality Project. Let us get in your space and play with the "what ifs". Your project should be as unique as your company, lets plant the seeds of creativy and see what we can sprout together. 

Our specialities are new builds, start- up structuring and turn around management for existing properties and Hotel and Restaurant openings.  If your property needs an extra push we would be happy to partner with you to get the job done. If you are just setting off on your journey; we would love to set you up for success. 

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Samantha Hunter
Partner

An Idea machine and seasoned hospitality executive; Samantha’s diverse skillsets derive from over 20 years experience in global hospitality development, and food & beverage operations; both front and back of the house. Samantha Directed Food & Beverage operations for W Hotel Times Square and W Hotel St. Petersburg; Russia as well lead 19 Starwood Hotel global openings, and complex joint ventures with industry leaders: Jean-George Vongerichten, Alain Ducasse, and Jose Andres to name a few. 

 

Samantha has cultivated early childhood interests from woodshop to garden to kitchen; and now holds a culinary arts degree from The Culinary Institute of America, a trained six sigma greenbelt, and makes dandelion wine and gardens on her roof top in Brooklyn.

 

Bound to the creative world through design, history, memorable travel experiences and world culture, Samantha’s entrepreneurial sprit floats over vast industries; blurring lines to form unique eat & drink establishments; translating visions and ideas into a profitable reality that strengthens  industry connectivity & provides experiential lifestyle hospitality solutions.

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Joshua Gunsberger
Partner

Crafting the perfect hospitality experience requires an inspired sense of place.

 

Joshua Gunsberger leads the hospitality real estate operations here at Hospitality Sprout.  With over 15-years in commercial, residential and mixed-used real estate, he is adept at aligning with ever-changing market conditions and trends. His love and appreciation for all aspects of eat + drink has led him to represent many acclaimed chefs including Gunter Seeger, Tim Love, David Chang and Maribel Araujo.

 

Josh is also the owner/founder of JG Realty, a full service real estate brokerage with hand picked specialists in the areas of business sales and acquisitions, business finance, franchise and investment development.  As an entrepreneur and investor, Josh combines his fluent Spanish with a love for chocolate as co-owner of a family-run chocolate company based in the Dominican Republic. He is responsible for bringing the franchise FasTracKids to Brooklyn, and owns the early childhood learning center Play in Greenpoint.

 

For Hospitality Sprout, every footprint provides an opportunity to create an experience. Joshua loves making connections between people and places to craft exceptional experiences that serve and delight owners, management, customers and staff alike.