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Our recent research for a project in Sandusky, Ohio 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 Sandusky and the surrounding areas in 2024 and beyond. In 2024, Cedar Point opened the newly reimagined Top Thrill 2 roller coaster.

Our recent research for a project in Branson and the Ozarks region of Missouri 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 Branson and the surrounding areas in 2024 and beyond. A new indoor roller coaster called Fire In

NEW YORK – STR and Tourism Economics made significant downward adjustments to the 2024-25 U.S. hotel forecast just released at the 46th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. The latest revision reflects lower-than-expected performance thus far in 2024 as well as lessened growth projections for the remainder of the year. For 2024, projected gains in average daily rate (ADR)

Our recent research for a project in Houston, Texas revealed some exciting new hospitality-related developments happening in the area, including a new Great Wolf Lodge in Webster, Texas. These developments will have an impact on tourism, employment, and the general economy in Houston and the surrounding areas in 2024 and beyond. Space Center Houston is

This article from CoStar highlights the importance of a superior management team in hotel operations. There is no substitute for a competent general manager or director of sales. Published by: Sean McCracken/CoStar News Published date: May 9, 2024 After many predictions of waves of post-pandemic hotel distress, experts believe the limited distress arising in the

Our recent research for a project in Columbia, South Carolina 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 Columbia and the surrounding areas in 2024 and beyond. A large-scale student housing development called Campus Village opened on the University

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

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

Published by: Stan Bullard/Crain’s Cleveland Published date: March, 2024 An oft-repeated joke among Northeast Ohio hotel owners and managers is that it’s not an overbuilt market, it’s an under-demolished one. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, though, that may no longer be true. A study of the Cleveland-Akron hospitality business by David Sangree, president

Anne Gompel, Vice President and head of the H&LA office in Atlanta, is attending the 35th annual Hunter Hotel Investment Conference on March 18-21 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Anne would love to hear from you! If you would like to schedule a meeting with Anne at Hunter to talk about your feasibility study or

Our recent research for a project in Peoria, Illinois 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 Peoria and the surrounding areas in 2024 and beyond. City officials in Peoria are moving forward with plans for a new downtown

Published by: Mark Heschmeyer/CoStar News Published date: February 2024 Great Wolf Resorts, a company controlled by investment giant Blackstone, has arranged a roughly $1 billion partial refinancing of 14 hospitality and entertainment properties known for their indoor water parks. The deal illustrates how U.S. destination hotels have rebounded from the effects of the pandemic and,