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  • Winter 2015 Hotel Industry Overview

    March 30, 2015
    Pyramid Hotel Group recently published their Winter 2015 Hotel Industry Overview. Some highlights include a 10% growth in RevPAR in the final quarter of 2014. Last year tied with 2011 for the second highest annual RevPAR growth in the last 25 years, behind only the 8.7% pickup in 2005.
  • Great Wolf Lodge Acquired by Centerbridge Partners

    March 26, 2015
    Hotel & Leisure Advisors would like to offer our sincere congratulations to both our clients, Great Wolf Lodge and Centerbridge Partners, for a merger agreement that was unanimously supported by the Board of Directors of Great Wolf Lodge. We have been honored to work with both companies and we wish them a mutually beneficial and successful business endeavor.
  • Proposals wanted for potential Fairport Harbor hotel, resort

    March 24, 2015
    Hotel & Leisure Advisors was hired to conduct a hotel feasibility study for a proposed hotel in Fairport Harbor, along Lake Erie, in Ohio. The News-Herald has reported that The Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority is seeking proposals by developers for the proposed resort hotel.
  • How Cleveland's Big Bet on a Convention Center is Playing Out

    March 24, 2015
    Laurel Keller, H&LA's Director of Appraisal and Consulting Services, was quoted in the Cleveland Plain Dealer article that highlighted the slow growth in Cleveland's convention segment. Cleveland landed a huge win for the convention business with the RNC's decision to make Cleveland its destination. But looking beyond 2016, the city still has a ways to go to make its convention dreams a reality.
  • H&LA Fieldwork: Week of March 23rd

    March 23, 2015
    Our hospitality consultants are headed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dahlonega, Georgia; and Chicago, Illinois this week to conduct fieldwork and analyze the local markets for a proposed hotel resort & golf course feasibility study and two hotel impact studies.