Lyle Hall

Over 30 years of providing advisory services to the Tourism, Hospitality and Gaming Industries.

What I do

Investigate and Analyze

Facts, figures, opinions, case studies, trendlines, impacts, outcomes. What can be learned from prior experience?

Problem Solve and Strategize

Get to the nub of the problem, frame options, understand risks and opportunities. What’s the plan?

Implement and Realize

Sometimes just advice. Sometimes rolling up the shirtsleeves. What’s the best way to put the plan in place?


Capitalizing on a network built over three decades to connect people, companies, ideas, projects and investment opportunities.


RFP processes and submissions, policy and strategy papers, annual reports, position papers and strategic plans.


Facilitating group discussions, moderating or participating in panel discussions, keynotes and content-rich presentations.


Tailored | Collaborative | Dedicated | Trusted | Value for Money


  • Private Sector (Owners, Operators, Advisors, Investors)
  • Public Sector (Ministries, Crown Corporations, Agencies, Boards, Commissions)
  • Not-for-Profit (DMOs, arts and culture, industry associations, authorities)

In these industries: 

  • Casinos and gaming
  • Lodging
  • Tourism
  • Convention, congress and trade centres
  • Sports and entertainment venues
  • Attractions

Recent Posts

Food for thoughtGamingHotelsTourism
February 1, 2018

Who Said Anything About Retirement?!

After selling my interest in HLT Advisory last summer, my plan was to get involved in one or more projects, board roles and/or entrepreneurial opportunities.  It’s been a truly satisfying…
Food for thoughtTourism
July 13, 2017

Trump Effect on U.S. Inbound Travel: Fact or Fiction?

The first few months of 2017 saw political pundits, tourism marketers and industry association leaders predict dire impacts on international travel to the United States given statements and policy proposals…
Food for thoughtTourism
June 12, 2017

Lists, Damn Lists and Top 10 (or 20, or 100) Lists

(With apologies to Mark Twain and Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli who are credited with the original commentary on three kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics.") It’s that season…

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.  ~ Confucius

Lyle Hall

Contact Lyle Hall

(416) 219 6394


Lyle Hall has been providing advisory services to the tourism, hospitality and gaming industries for over 30 years.

Lyle’s consulting career started at Laventhol & Horwath in 1985. He joined KPMG in 1990, commencing a 15-year term the last ten of which he served as National Director of the Canadian firm’s Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism practice—before co-founding HLT Advisory in 2005.

His consulting experience includes a wide range of lodging, gaming, public infrastructure and tourism projects for both the public and private sectors. He has worked for clients and on projects located in every Canadian province as well as in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, the United States and Africa.

Lyle’s professional qualifications include a Certified Management Consultant designation and active membership in the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) where he was a director for seven years, including a five-year stint as Treasurer. Lyle co-founded the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference (which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016) and sits on the advisory board of Hotelier magazine. He frequently shares his thoughts and opinions by speaking at industry events and contributing to industry publications.

On the volunteer side, Lyle recently joined the Board of Governors of the Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada) and the board of The Niagara Foundation. Past roles include director and Chair of Tourism Toronto (the destination marketing organization for the greater Toronto area).

After a busy and successful consulting career, that required simultaneous management of multiple projects and clients, Lyle is looking forward to focusing on a single project (or two) of interest…where he can play a meaningful role and add value.