Hotel News Now highlighted new hotel brands that opened in 2018. Offerings ranged from extended-stay to pod-style products, but all have one element in common: They’re designed to appeal to travelers seeking various authentic experiences. 2018’s launches include urban properties and secondary city offerings across various classes and segments. Hotel News Now has an alphabetical listing
Dual-branded hotels have gained popularity over the past several years. The following article from CBRE examines the operating efficiencies and discusses whether these dual-brands deliver them to owners. DUAL-BRANDED HOTELS: BEWARE EXPECTATIONS OF SIGNIFICANT OPERATING EFFICIENCIES Published by: Robert Mandelbaum and Gary McDade/CBRE Published date: December 2018 For the past four years the opening of
Hotel News Now reports on the steady increase in hotel rewards programs across all brands and segments across the United States. Published by: Robert McCune/Hotel News Now Published date: July 2018 According to the U.S. Census, about 328 million people inhabit the United States in 2018. Meanwhile, the combined global memberships of loyalty programs reported at
This article was originally published by Hotel News Now. With the start of the new year, many of us take stock of where we are and what 2018 holds in store. The status of the U.S. hotel industry partly depends on the lens you’re looking through—whether you’re a franchise company, developer, owner, operator or investor.
I was happy to be a guest lecturer at MSU’s Hospitality Business Real Estate Investment and Development (REIC) Class on September 25th. The REIC sent along a wonderful write-up of my visit to campus. It was an honor to be there and to have the opportunity to have dinner with some of the students. Their
One of the questions H&LA comes across in our hotel feasibility studies is what kind of food and beverage out let makes sense for the owners. This Hotel News Now article highlights one strategy for making food and beverage profitable and complementary to a hotel operation. Published by: Robert Rauch/Hotel News Now Published date: September
Over the past several years our consultancy has been asked to explore social entertainment options that enhance a patron’s experience whether at a resort, restaurant, casino, or mixed-use development. The trends of what’s hot and innovative always ignites the discussion. The evolution of social entertainment involves an innovative mix of activities, culinary, and entertainment value
H&LA is pleased to have Laurel Keller attend the Hotel Data Conference, August 9-11 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. Laurel will moderate a breakout session on the robust hotel development pipeline, titled, “The current pipeline: Building momentum or developing a problem?” This conference will include more than 600 attendees ranging from owners and operators to
Congratulations to our client, Kalahari Resorts, on the announcement of their newest indoor waterpark resort development in Round Rock, Texas! Published by: Julie Moreno/KSAT12 Published date: July, 2017 A huge African-themed resort and water park is coming to Texas. The Kalahari Resorts & Conventions has announced it’s opening a theme park in Round Rock. According to
Municipalities across the United States are seeking approvals, funding or public-private partnerships to develop or redevelop their convention centers with an attached, big-box hotel. City councils in Kansas City and Oklahoma City are in process of getting approvals and funding secured while Portland, Oregon, and Chicago have such projects underway. One of the latest convention
Posted on June 05, 2017 Leave a comment H&LA’s Joseph Pierce attended the The East Coast Gaming Congress, an annual event that attracts approximately 600 attendees. This conference offers content ranging from strategy and investment to next generation products and technologies such as eSports, fantasy sports and social/mobile gaming. The following are Joseph’s takeaways from this exciting event:
Posted on May 15, 2017 Joseph Pierce, MAI and H&LA’s Director of Appraisal and Consulting Services, is attending the 21st Annual East Coast Gaming Congress and NextGen Gaming Forum in Atlantic City, May 24-25 at Harrah’s Resort Casino Waterfront Conference Center. This conference focuses on the emerging trends in the gaming industry. If you are
H&LA Vice president Laurel Keller weighed in with the Cleveland Plain Dealer on plans for a small boutique hotel in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. Published by: Michelle Jarbobe/Cleveland Plain Dealer Published date: April 2017 Cleveland Hostel owner Mark Raymond is shouldering his second hospitality project in the Ohio City neighborhood: A boutique hotel blending old and new construction.