The Agency

The Madison Melle Agency is a multi-faceted, expert hotel and real estate consultancy specializing in boutique, luxury and lifestyle hotels, restaurants, and mixed-use developments. The agency’s management team combines forces to bring clients over 25 years of direct hospitality industry expertise, always working hand-in-hand to provide a seamless experience from start to finish. Demonstrating a talent for creating and operating one of a kind hospitality brands in any market, The Madison Melle Agency advises and guides clients through every step of a project’s launch or turnaround process, inspiring clients globally, from Los Angeles to New York City, Europe & Asia.


Founder & CEO, Cara Federici

Bringing more than 15 years’ experience as a seasoned hotelier, brand creator and implementer, Cara Federici, and her firm, The Madison Melle Agency, are responsible for ideating and bringing to life some of the country’s most exciting, forward-thinking boutique hotel brands and luxury high-rise residences. Federici’s current portfolio includes an array of development companies, management firms, and individual owner properties, including highly sought after, world-renown hoteliers and their teams.

Federici’s collective experience is derived from having worked under some of the world’s most notable names within their respective industries, including Brad Korzen, Kor Group, and Proper Hospitality, André Balazs, Standard Hotels, and Jim Lippman, JRK Property Holdings. Prior to starting The Madison Melle Agency, Federici excelled across several positions in the hospitality industry. She formerly served as Vice President, Global Hotel Brand Management and Vice President, Operations for The Americas portfolio at Cachet Hospitality. Before that, Federici was pre-opening and operating General Manager for Proper Hospitality, as well as Vice President of Room Sales and Hotel Operations for real estate developer and interior designer, Avi Brosh. Federici studied at Parsons School of Design and graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. from Tulane University.