MINEOLA, NY? Stephen Rushmore, president and founder of HVS International, announced the establishment of a strategic alliance with William Caruso & Associates (WC&A), which specializes in the planning and design of food service facilities. The alliance will ?further strengthen the work of our HVS Food & Beverages Services division,? Rushmore said, and will be ?a natural complement? to HVS?s alliance with Benjamin West LLP, which specializes in hotel FF&E. HVS offers consulting in asset management, environmental services, executive search, gaming, investments, timeshare, and operational and management strategy development. The range of services available from WC&A includes financial and market feasibility analysis, master planning, operational and design programming, catered contract preparation, existing operations analysis, and all stages of design and specification services. ?Our alliance with HVS is one of the more significant turning points in this company?s history,? said Caruso, who established WC&A in 1988. He anticipates ?a multitude of new and exciting business opportunities on a worldwide scale? as a result of the move. WC&A clients include the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Denver Broncos, US West Corp., Fresno State University, the United States Air Force Academy, Lucent Technologies Corp., the Alaska Marine Highway System and the National Passenger Railroad Corp. HVS International was created in 1980 to provide hotel market studies and feasibility reports. Today, the firm has a staff of more than 100 specialists in 10 offices around the world.