About us

Susan Barker Lavenson
Dr. Lavenson is a graduate of Stanford University from which she received both a B.A. and an M.A. with concentration in French and Education. Her entry into the world of international business is as a result of her involvement in the leadership of a global specialty company. After marriage to James H. Lavenson, an international hotelier and marketer, Dr. Lavenson joined with her husband to found the SYR Corporation of which she became President. The Lavenson's acquired the San Ysidro Ranch which became the first Relais et Chateaux property in the USA. Dr. Lavenson worked with Relais et Chateaux to expand their presence in the Western Hemisphere. 
Currently Dr. Lavenson consults internationally with hotels, restaurants and universities on that most essential ingredient--- the gracious welcome.

Our Associates
Dr. Lavenson's team is available when individual projects call for their input.

Our approach

We are here for you.
When you tell us your goals, we will evaluate your approach and offer recommendations.
From concept to finished product, we are your team.
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