Hotel Leisure Advisors

After securing $60 million in financing, Wild Rivers waterpark in Irvine, California is set to make its comeback some time in 2022. Congrats to our client, Mike Riedel of Wild Rivers on this exciting development! H&LA was pleased to work with Mike and his team and complete the feasibility study for the waterpark. We wish

H&LA is pleased to be working with the City of Decatur, Illinois, on a highest and best use study of the Decatur Civic Center. Our study will analyze the historical performance of the Civic Center, which includes a theater, meeting space, ice arena, and municipal offices.  It regularly hosts hockey-related events, trade shows, exhibit events

Published by: Hotel Online Published Date: June 2021 U.S. hotel occupancy reached its highest weekly level since early November 2019, according to STR‘s latest data through 12 June. 6-12 June 2021 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019*): Occupancy: 66.0% (-10.3%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$125.16 (-7.0%) Revenue per available room (RevPAR): US$82.65 (-16.6%) While

H&LA’s recent research for a project in Portland, Oregon revealed some exciting new hospitality-related developments happening in the area. These developments will have a major impact on tourism, employment, and the general economy in Portland and the surrounding areas in 2021 and beyond. On-going pandemic concerns may alter timelines for some of these projects. Throughout

Published by Susan Glaser, cleveland.com Published date: May, 2021 CLEVELAND, Ohio — Megan Harnar, the human resources manager at the Westin Cleveland Downtown, doesn’t mind occasionally cleaning toilets at the hotel. It’s a reminder that she’s still employed in an industry that has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. This past weekend provided a glimpse

H&LA’s recent research for a project in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin revealed some exciting new hospitality-related developments happening in the area. These developments will have a major impact on tourism, employment, and the general economy in Wisconsin Dells and the surrounding areas in 2021 and beyond. On-going pandemic concerns may alter timelines for some of these

The University of Livingstonia is one of only a few private universities in the southern African country of Malawi.  As Malawi continues to fight poverty,  the University offers a beacon of hope and education for students working towards their dreams and goals. Established in 2003, the University has three campuses in the northern part of

As anticipated, Ohio recently passed S.B. 57 into law that may provide a finite group of property owners with property tax relief due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Attorneys from Sleggs Danzinger & Gill breakdown what this may mean for some Ohio properties and businesses. Here are the highlights: 1. The potential tax relief will relate to Tax

CoStar News is reporting that after sharp declines in 2020, revenues at luxury hotel spas are making a comeback. Published by: Jan Freitag/CoStarNews Published date: April 2021 As leisure travelers take to the sky and the roads again, high-end hotel spas are experiencing something of a renaissance. The COVID-19 pandemic that devastated the hotel industry

Congratulations to our client, Ho-Chunk Nation, on receiving approval to move forward with the casino resort development in Beloit, Wisconsin. H&LA is proud to have worked with Ho-Chunk Nation on the feasibility study for the project and we wish them best of luck with the development! Published by: WTVO Published date: March 2021 BELOIT, Wis.

H&LA’s recent research for a project in Oklahoma city, Oklahoma revealed some exciting new hospitality-related developments happening in the area. These developments will have a major impact on tourism, employment, and the general economy in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas in 2021 and beyond. On-going pandemic concerns may alter timelines for some of these

Waterpark Interview Series: Mike Bengtson with Splish Splash Waterpark

H&LA has launched an interview series in anticipation of the upcoming start of the waterpark season. Through our interviews with owners and operators of several U.S. outdoor waterparks, we hope to learn how individual parks are gearing up for the 2021 season amid the fallout from the pandemic and what challenges are expected for the

H&LA’s recent research for a project in Lexington, Kentucky revealed some exciting new hospitality-related developments happening in the area. These developments will have a major impact on tourism, employment, and the general economy in Lexington and the surrounding areas in 2021 and beyond. On-going pandemic concerns may alter timelines for some of these projects. A

Waterpark Interview Series: Michael Schwitek with Alabama Adventure

H&LA has launched an interview series in anticipation of the upcoming start of the 2021 waterpark season. Through our interviews with owners and operators of several U.S. outdoor waterparks, we hope to learn how individual parks are gearing up for the 2021 season amid the fallout from the pandemic and what challenges for the season

Great article from Cleveland.com’s Susan Glaser, with a quote from H&LA’s David Sangree, about whether governments should be in the hotel business, especially given the recent economic hardships resulting from the pandemic. Published by: Susan Glaser/Cleveland.com Published date: March 2021 Recent financial trouble involving the Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel raises a number of questions, none