Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) was established in 1986 with its focus on management and sound opportunistic investments in the hospitality industry.  Their portfolio includes Hilton St. Louis at the Ballparks, Hilton Airport, Marriott Airport, Union Station Hotel, Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet and Sheraton Plaza Tower Hotels, along with other hotel properties and prominent restaurants.

Business Challenge

The company suffered a failure of their on-premise Microsoft Exchange email server.  This was a complete failure.  Recovery required tape backups and pst file imports.  Their IT team struggled to successfully recover from this catastrophic failure.  What was very clear was that a new level of protection was needed.  After looking into other very costly on-premise options, they made the choice to move their e-mail to the cloud and reached out to Oakwood  to guide a Microsoft Office 365 implementation.

Our Solution

Oakwood immediately assessed the situation, and presented LHM with a plan to move existing email operations into Office 365, in the form of a Hybrid Exchange/O365 Architecture.  Our team began work on this important initiative and migrated Exchange mailbox users into Office 365 environment.


With the infrastructure built and migrations successfully underway, LHM took over migration duties from Oakwood and are currently enjoying a successful transition from their Legacy Exchange environment into their new fault tolerant Office 365 platform.  Oakwood resolved all issues and Lodging Hospitality Management is enjoying a robust and user-friendly Office 365 experience.  By selecting the right partner the first time, one with a deep understanding of the technology and a proven track record, LHM realized they can minimize issues and maintain credibility in their email platform.

What Can Oakwood Do For You?

Just like we did for Lodging Hospitality Management, we can tackle your biggest technology challenges. Reach out to one of our team members and let’s have a discussion around your core needs. Our unique approach and expertise enables better decision making, streamlined operations, and outstanding experiences. Let’s partner together and clear the way to new growth and a better work environment.

About Oakwood

Oakwood Systems Group is a consulting firm developing positive business outcomes for all sized organizations. We provide a broad suite of solutions including application managed services, cybersecurity, cloud solutions, custom software, digital marketing and data analytics.  Since 1981, Oakwood has served over 11,000 organizations globally.  Partnering with us offers you world-class technologists to architect, deploy, optimize and support your critical IT, security and digital marketing investment.  With numerous industry awards, our proven holistic approach offers best-in-class approaches that create measurable business outcomes.

Contact Us

Get started by contacting Oakwood online here.  New business inquiries can be directed to 314-824-3036 Monday-Fri (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central).  After business hours, feel free to leave us a message at 800-810-8412.  We look forward to serving as your partner alongside your existing IT or Marketing Teams, or 3rd party agencies.