Month: July 2020

Imagine Hotels and Resorts has just announced development of their first resort in Hollister, Missouri! The 575,000-square-foot indoor waterpark resort will be situated on 68 acres within the Hollister city limits, and will feature a wide-array of amenities to attract and entertain multiple generations of families. Congratulations to Imagine Hotels and Resorts on this exciting

In continued fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, The Real Deal is reporting some hotels selling at deep discounts. As federal aid dries up, some hotels are also agreeing to costly financing options. Published by: The Real Deal/Staff Published date: July 2020 Cash-strapped hotel owners are selling properties at discounts and agreeing to sky-high interest rates with federal

Hotel Feasibility Study Methodology

A hotel feasibility study is generally required by the mortgage lender or investor before a developer or organization is able to move forward with constructing a new hotel. Typically completed by an independent third-party consultant who specializes in analyzing hotel projects, a feasibility study determines whether a proposed hotel development is economically feasible and if

As COVID-19 continues to hammer the hospitality industry, hotel F&B outlets are also continuing to adapt. This latest Hotel News Now article, which includes insights form H&LA’s David Sangree, reports that Food-and-beverage outlets have changed their layouts, enacted new protocols and scaled back the once-popular communal dining trend. Published by: Laura Koss-Feder/Hotel News Now Published

Indian Casino Amenities in a Post COVID-19 Era

As casino resorts prepare to reopen in the era of the coronavirus pandemic, operators are looking at how to best serve the needs of both their customers and team members in this new reality. The world has changed and Indian nations across the country are evaluating best practices, reopening plans, and business strategies to stop

Despite COVID-19 concerns, the waterpark industry is still dynamic and poised for growth. The latest article from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), which cites H&LA research, discusses total investment, design trends, new and emerging markets for waterparks, the diversity in development, and the optimism for the future of the industry. Published

Published by: Jason Garcia/Orlando Sun Sentinel Published date: July 2020 Walt Disney World and the lodging industry lobby just won a sweeping legal victory that could save Disney and other big hotel owners millions of dollars in taxes. Ruling in a years-long lawsuit between Disney and Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh, an appellate court

Analysts from STR and Tourism Economics offer insights into the firms’ updated forecast, which predicts a roughly two-year recovery for the U.S. hotel industry. Published by: Emmy Hise and Aran Ryan/Hotel News Now Published date: June 2020 BROOMFIELD, Colorado, and PHILADELPHIA—Forecasting U.S. hotel performance is a moving target due to unknown variables such as government regulations

Methodology of Waterpark Feasibility Studies

This article explains the major components of a waterpark feasibility study that should be analyzed as part of determining the potential success of a waterpark project.