Hotel Leisure Advisors

John Kelley is attending the Hotel Experience Conference in New York City on November 12 – 14th. John will be touring IHG’s EVEN and InterContinental Barclay properties, having dinner and touring LAVO Restaurant, attending AHLEF’s invitation-only Alumni/CEO networking luncheon, and attending the trade show and educational sessions

Enthusiasm for the industry was evident through the interactions I had with individuals from various parts of the United States and Canada that represented a variety of segments within the industry. Successes from 2016 and expectations of another successful year in 2017 were clearly articulated by the energetic attendees and vendors.

H&LA has consultants in Wisconsin and Texas this week for fieldwork and market research related to waterpark feasibility studies.

H&LA President, David J. Sangree, was awarded the Executive Board Award form the World Waterpark Association (WWA)! This award is given “to an individual or organization for special accomplishments in the water leisure industry that have contributed to the knowledge and expertise for the benefit of WWA membership.”

We have consultants in Silver Springs Maryland this week for fieldwork and research related to a hotel impact study.

David Sangree and Eric Hansen attended the International Society of Hospitality Consultants annual conference in Seattle, Washington in September 2016. Here are their takeaways from the conference:  The global airline industry is projected to grow at a 4% growth rate over the next 20 years with a 2.6% growth rate for North America. This will

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Industry experts at the Hotel Data Conference provided some great advice about reinventing obsolete hotels in a panel discussion moderated by H&LA’s Laurel Keller.

Hotel News Now is reporting on Best Western’s entrance into the “white label” franchise model in the hotel industry. The new Sure Stay franchise will operate as a Best Western subsidiary and will offer three brands in two segments, with economy, mid-scale, and mid-scale soft brands.

H&LA Consultants are hitting the conference circuit for three exciting industry conferences.

Our hospitality consultants are headed to South Carolina for fieldwork and market research related to a resort highest and best use study.

Laurel Keller weighed with the Cleveland Plain Dealer regarding the Cleveland Convention Center. Since the RNC’s announcement that the 2016 Convention would take place in Cleveland, the convention center has landed hundreds of events.

Our consultants are traveling to Alabama this week for fieldwork and market research related to an indoor waterpark feasibility study.

H&LA’s Vice President, Laurel Keller is attending the Hotel Data Conference in Nashville at the Omni Hotel September 6th – 8th. Laurel will moderate the “Reinventing Obsolete Hotels” panel discussion on Wednesday, September 7th at 10:30 AM. Panelists will include Bashar Wali – President of Providence Hotels; Scott Peterson – Sr. Director of Development with CSM Corporation; Jim

We have a consultant in Florida this week for fieldwork related to a feasibility study for a proposed resort and spa.