Month: July 2016

This Hotel News Now article highlights some important steps to consider for hotel property tax appeals. Having a plan in place can save money down the road. H&LA specializes in tax appeal appraisals for hotels and resorts. We have assisted many hotel owners in their tax appeal process. For more information on our tax appeal

By: Sabre Labs Team Published: July 2016 We’re going to assume you’ve heard of Pokémon Go – In the last week, this game has shot to the top of the mobile app sales charts, has been covered by every media company from ABC to Zee News and was even by co-opted by the US presidential campaigns,

Our hospitality consultants are in Kansas City and Hollister, Missouri and Poland, Ohio for fieldwork and market research related to hotel impact studies and an indoor waterpark feasibility study.

TripAdvisor has chosen the best theme parks and waterparks in the United States for 2016. The company used an algorithm that takes into account user reviews and ratings for each park over the last 12 months.  To see the list of the top rated parks, click here. 

Our hospitality consultants are headed to Charlotte, North Carolina and Dallas, Texas this week for fieldwork and market research related to two hotel impact studies.

David Sangree was recently quoted in the Treasure Coast Newspapers’ online feature about the various ways municipalities can facilitate the development of a hotel in their area. By: Colleen Wixom/TCPalm Published: July, 2016 Hotel occupancy rates and increasing demand for rooms make the county ripe for attracting more hotel chains — depending on what incentive

Measuring the Economic Benefits of Tourism

The investments from state governments into tourism more than pay for themselves when compared to the travel and tourism revenue they generate.

H&LA Vice President, Laurel Keller, talked to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the new hotels opening in the Cleveland area in 2016. Ms. Keller gives credit where its due, stating the new convention center and the Ohio’s historic tax credit program have more to do with hotel growth in the city than the one-time Republican National Convention set for July.

In 2015, we completed a feasibility study for the Industrial Development Board of Cleveland/Bradley, Tennessee for a proposed hotel and conference center. As the following article indicates, H&LA’s study has been useful to city officials in determining the disposition of buildings for downtown redevelopment.