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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

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

Hoteliers Take Note as Social Entertainment Venues Innovate

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

Convention center hotels boost both supply, demand

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:

Our consultants are headed to Georgia this week for fieldwork and market research related to a proposed condominium resort feasibility study.

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

We have consultants in Colorado this week for market research and fieldwork related to a hotel, campground, waterpark, and adventure park feasibility study.

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.

Our consultants are traveling to Oregon this week for fieldwork and market research related to a hotel feasibility study.

Our consultants are traveling to Washington this week for fieldwork and market research related to the proposed addition of golf entertainment center to a casino hot

Key characteristics set lifestyle brands and boutique hotels apart from the competition and help them command higher rates.