Month: April 2024

H&LA’s Stephen Szczygiel weighed in with Hotel News Now regarding the additional security measures at hotels in the midst of advances in technology and growing safety concerns. Published by: Hotel News Now/Laura Koss-Feder Published date: April 2024 Keeping guests and employees safe has always been of paramount concern in the hospitality industry. But, in these

H&LA Senior Associate, Stephen Szczygiel, weighed in with Hotel News New about the return of group business. Family reunions and weddings are driving demand with small hotels benefitting from small groups. Published by: Laura Koss-Feder/Hotel News Now Published date: April 2024 There’s no stopping weddings and reunions, and hotels of all sizes are poised to

Our recent research for a project in Williamsburg, Virginia revealed some exciting new hospitality-related developments happening in the area. These developments will have an impact on tourism, employment, and the general economy in Williamsburg and the surrounding areas in 2024 and beyond. A new Historic Triangle Indoor Sports Complex is planned for a site near

Furthering education in the hospitality industry has been a goal of H&LA and its founder, David Sangree, for many years. In service of that goal, David sits on the School of Hospitality Business Real Estate Advisory Board at Michigan State University. Though not an alumnus of MSU, David recognizes the excellent education and unique opportunities

By: Anne Gompel, MAI, CHIA The Atlanta Marriott Marquis hosted another successful Hunter Hotel Investment Conference, gathering over 2,100 attendees from 950 companies cross 48 states. There was a level of cautious optimism from the 35th Hunter conference. One of the big topics this year was related to combating the staffing shortages that have plagued

Waterparks Maintain Momentum in 2024 Amid Growth and New Opportunities

By David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC In 2023, waterpark owners and operators saw a more competitive market as attendance levels remained similar to 2022 while ticket pricing growth was more subdued. This occurred due to increased competition from a variety of additional attractions and entertainment venues in the post-pandemic economy. In 2023, 16 indoor

H&LA’s David Sangree and Anthony DiPonio are attending the Michigan State University Real Estate Advisory Council Meeting April 11-12 sponsored by the School of Hospitality Business Broad College of Business. The School of Hospitality Business at MSU has launched the careers of thousands of leaders in hospitality and service professions and transformed the landscape of