Month: January 2018

H&LA President, David Sangree weighed in with The Cleveland Plain Dealer on the occupancy drop in Cleveland hotels in 2017: Published by: Susan Glasser/The Plain Dealer Published date: January 2018 Hotel occupancy in downtown Cleveland dipped for the second straight year, a result of the hotel building boom leading up to the Republican National Convention.

Data reveals risks, prospects facing US hotels in 2018

This article was originally published by Hotel News Now. With the start of the new year, many of us take stock of where we are and what 2018 holds in store. The status of the U.S. hotel industry partly depends on the lens you’re looking through—whether you’re a franchise company, developer, owner, operator or investor.

The Columbus Dispatch highlights comments, data, and research from David Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC on the recent hotel demand boom in Columbus, Ohio Published by: Marla Matzer Roe Published date: November 2017 Columbus has more hotels on track to open through 2019 than any other Ohio metro area, according to the Ohio Hotel & Lodging

Congratulations to Great Wolf Resorts on the announcement that they are opening a new Great Wolf Lodge hotel and waterpark in Arizona! When opened in 2019, this will be the 18th Great Wolf Lodge property. According to, the 350-room all-suite hotel will be built next door to Salt River Fields, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ and Colorado

This great article from Hotel News Now offers some insightful predictions from industry leaders on where in the industry is headed in 2018. Published by: Bryan Wroten/Hotel News Now Published date: January 2018 Last year turned out to be a better year for the U.S. hotel industry than previously thought, thanks generally to a stronger