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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

Waterpark Interview Series: Jim Kunau with Island H2O

H&LA has launched an interview series for the upcoming 2021 waterpark season. We are interviewing operators of several U.S. outdoor waterpark in advance of the opening of the season to discuss how individual parks are gearing up for the 2021 season amid the fallout from the pandemic and what operators expect to be challenges for

H&LA’s recent research for a project in Atlanta, Georgia 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 Atlanta and the surrounding areas in 2021 and beyond. On-going pandemic concerns may alter timelines for some of these projects. A

As Hotel News Now reports, hotel transactions are expected to pick up in 2021 after decreasing dramatically in 2020 in response to the pandemic. Published by: Dana Miller/Hotel News Now Published date: February 2021 After a dour 2020, the pace of deals in the U.S. hotel industry is expected to pick up this year, even

A great article by Costar News highlights the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. This beautiful resort, which H&LA has had the privilege of studying on multiple occasions, is credited for helping change the trajectory of Sheboygan into a regional tourism center. Published by: Clare Kennedy/Costar News Published date: January 2021 The Blue Harbor Resort

H&LA’s recent research for a project in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, 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 the Austin and Round Rock areas in 2021 and beyond. On-going pandemic concerns may alter timelines for some

Best Practices and Strategies for  Determining Value for Hospitality Properties

Discussing current hotel valuation issues, H&LA’s David Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC presented at the 30th Annual Ohio Business Tax Conference & Virtual Institute in January, 2021. David discussed the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the hospitality industry and presented the best strategies for determining the value of hospitality properties. Click below to

H&LA’s David Sangree was asked to weigh in on Bloomberg article about the future of the Trump Hotel in DC as the new Biden administration takes over. Trump’s D.C. Hotel Enters Biden Era With Brand in Tumult Published by: Patrick Clark and Alex Wittenberg Published date: January 2021 Since opening in 2016, the Trump International

Hotel performance is projected to ramp up in 2021 from historic lows. But what does 2021 have in store for hotel financing? Published by: Brian Holstein/Hotel Online Published date: January 2021 Positive Big PictureIt is obvious that hotel operating performance will be much better in 2021 than 2020.  It is, perhaps, less obvious that hotel

Here’s an interesting new resort category being proposed in Florida. The idea of developing a resort with thousands of homes built specifically for vacation rental is unique as traditionally, vacation rental homes are owned by individuals and not generally in the same geographic area. Published by: Tony Wilbert/CoStar News Published date: January 2021 Cayman Islands