How To Build a Hotel From Scratch

Tatyana Li 4536733663386



Tatyana Li

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How the lessons on loyalty, nobility, and humility, coupled with my mom’s example of attentiveness and generosity have set the foundation of my own approach to the field of hospitality, a world and hotel I will build from scratch.



Short Summary

Tatyana's parents are building their home from scratch, in Urgench in the Khorezm region of Uzbekistan, multicultural community of Georgian, Azerbaijan, Armenian, Greek, and German descent introduced our family to diverse cuisines and our pallets were wide open.

This is an opportunity for Korean America Uzbekistan-born to contribute to the USA by building the world’s first and genuinely sustainable, breathtaking, and most hospitable place on earth – Luxury, Sustainable, Wellness Hotels.


Urgench, Khiva, Jeonju, Tashkent, New York, Miami, Boston, San Francisco, Paris, London, Moscow St Lucie

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Tatyana

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Modest,Outspoken,Decisive,Confident,Funny,Skillful,Selfless,Engaging,Educated,Leader,Sophisticated,Romantic,Gracious,Faithful,Unapologetic

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Development Pitch

I see my story as an inspiring TV series about the diversity and richness of our souls while traveling and learning about the people, culture, food, and history of each place. The story of a Korean girl raised by generous and soulful parents, surgeons in the smallest village in Uzbekistan which is the most hospitable country for centuries. Tatyana's curiosity and years of spending in-home library that was built by her father developed a beautiful passion for traveling and pushed Tatyana's to find out on her own and get responses for -- "What is on the other side of the planet, what people value, like to eat, read, talk about and what interests them the most. Does hospitality define one as a good person and someone one can trust?" Landing a job in the brand new hotel of the US brand was the best day. My passion is serving and making guests happy 24/7, 365 days led me to the most beautiful places in the world: Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Paris, Rome, Florence, Seoul, Jeonju. Being a part of the hotel industry and gaining experience from the best hotel brands generated my dream - to build my own Luxury, Sustainable, Wellness Hotel.

About The Author

How to Build a Hotel from Scratch is an eventual journey of the author on making her dream come true. Throughout twenty years of a joyful and eventful life in the US best and major cities and working for the best hotel brands, the main character, Tatyana realized true happiness. Tatyana, Korean born and raised in Uzbekistan tells us about her adventure, lessons she learned and keeps pursuing her dream - to build her own brand and hotel of the future. How to Build a Hotel from Scratch covers specifics of hotel sales, marketing, and revenue management strategies, and hotel development processes and based on hotel industry standards, true facts, and stories. The book highlights every day lives of hoteliers and also can be used as a manual and guidelines to improve sales, revenue management and outlines a new digital marketing era for existing hotels and new hotel developments. How to Build a Hotel from Scratch encourages passionate hoteliers to keep moving forward and illustrates the best practices. The readers are welcomed to indulge in the places of interest, food scenes, and hotel and multicultural communities of the best cities of the US such as New York, Miami, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. All the stories are connected to the history of the Great Silk road, Europe and Asia tourism development in her native Uzbekistan and echo's the greatest hospitality and ancient times' wisdom of entrepreneurial merchants and Genghis Khan's history and Tatyana's passion for his law about " Hospitality is Sacred". The entire travel industry is in a massive crisis. How to Build a Hotel from Scratch is to make everyone fall in love again with the hotel and traveling and encourage the readers to travel, change, and put their own twist into their own hotel, bring the hotel business back, and change it towards a sustainable future." The book is dedicated to my colleagues, work-family, and my parents. Let's travel again! Attached is a copy of the manuscript. Hope you will enjoy my book. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you very much!

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+,7-12,6 and under

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

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Tatyana has a passion for the hospitality business. She leaves her family in Uzbekistan and moves to the US to work at exclusive hotels in NYC. She develops her skills while managing life. Her work takes her sunnier places including Miami and California.

Overall Rating


Point of View


Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: GOOD

Premise: FAIR

Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

Yes, the book profile accurately reflects the book.

Draw of Story

The story is about a young woman following her passions. Taytana is a Korean woman who leaves her family and home country to live out her dream life. She is a relatable character.

Possible Drawbacks

The story is not very exciting. It is clear that Tatyana's passion is the hospitality industry and she uses a lot of numerical data. At times, it reads like a how to guide to joining the hospitality industry. The story is peppered with her personal stories of family but most of it drags.

Use of Special Effects


Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that Tatyana's passion for the hospitality industry takes her all over the world, learning life lessons.

Fanbase Potential

This story, as is, will not have a large fanbase. There is not enough appealing story that would attract an audiences attention. At the moment, this has a very specific audience.

Awards Potential

This story does not have awards potential. The story is more of a documentary form in subject matter. It needs to be less clinical.

Envisioned Budget


Similar Films/TV Series


What’s New About the Story

The story is original because it takes a deep dive into the hospitality industry. Tatyana's passion for the industry is palpable.

Lead Characters

Tatyana is a determined and focused woman who is open to the opportunities and creates a full life for herself. She is not bogged down by not being married or having children. She is unapologetic when living her life.

Uniqueness of Story

This is not a rare gem as is. It is very unimaginative and business focused. The story reads like a textbook more than an interesting telling of Tatyana's life.

Possible Formats

Film - Indie, Unscripted, Film - Streaming, TV Series - Limited Run / Mini-Series, TV Series - Streaming, TV Series - Cable, TV Series - Network

Analyst Recommendation



While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.

Tips for Improvement

This story needs a new angle. Tatyana lives a fast pace life, meeting new and interesting people and have unusual encounters. Much of her stories are the mundane side of hospitality. She needs to show the exciting side, otherwise this would be more suited as a idea for a documentary. For narrative, there needs to be wide appealing stories. It could be centered around her time in a hotel and the many personalities she works with and those they service.