Month: October 2014

Hotel & Leisure Advisors completed the waterpark feasibility study for the under-construction Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark in Tannersville, Pennsylvania, which is set to open in 2015.

Our consultants are headed to Chicago, Illinois; Meadville, Pennsylvania; and Kauai & Maui, Hawaii to conduct fieldwork and analyze the local markets for a hotel impact study, a waterpark feasibility study, and a hotel feasibility study.

Mr. Eric B. Hansen, AIA, ISHC attended the three-day Ohio Conference on Tourism, held in Springfield, Ohio last week. As an officer of the Board of Directors, and Co-chairman of the Legislative Committee for the Ohio Travel Association (OTA), Mr. Hansen delivered the annual PAC speech during the Ohio Tourism Leadership Dinner on Wednesday evening, with an emphasis on the industry advocacy role the OTA engages in on a daily basis.

The Columbus Dispatch recently posted an article about the record attendance at Zoombezi Bay Waterpark in Columbus, Ohio. The article cites the addition of a new attraction, Baboon Lagoon, as contributing to the high attendance levels for 2014.

David Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC will be attending the World Waterpark Association (WWA) Annual Tradeshow and Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 26-29, 2014.

Garvin County, Oklahoma is the latest destination for an H&LA consultant this week. There to gather information for a hotel impact study, the consultant will analyze the local hotel market and conduct interviews with market participants.

David J. Sangree, President of Hotel & Leisure Advisors, was interviewed by WKSU radio for a broadcast about the hotel boom occurring in Northeast Ohio. H&LA has completed several hotel feasibility studies and hotel appraisals on proposed Northeast Ohio hotels in recent years

Eric B. Hansen, AIA, ISHC is attending the Ohio Conference on Tourism being held next week in Springfield, Ohio October 15 -17th. The Ohio Conference on Tourism is Ohio’s signature event for learning about the $38 billion tourism industry in Ohio.

Our consultants will be conducting fieldwork and analyzing the Cleveland, Ohio market as we prepare a hotel feasibility study for a proposed boutique hotel.

Amusement Today has released its 2014 Golden Ticket Awards. Some of the categories include Best Park, Best New Attraction for 2014, and Best Water Park.