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Interesting article by Hotel News Now on how hoteliers are combatting the tight labor market by being creative with employee recruitment and retention. Published by: Brendan Manley/Hotel News Now Published date: August 2019 Faced with an increasingly tight labor market and rising minimum wage, hoteliers are getting creative for employee recruiting and retention, exploring a

Great Wolf Resorts announced plans to open its first indoor waterpark overseas, with the Great Wolf Lodge coming to Oxfordshire, UK, in 2022. Published by: Tom Anstey/Attractions Management Published date: August 2019 US waterpark operator Great Wolf Resorts has announced plans to open its first venture overseas, with the Great Wolf Lodge coming to Oxfordshire,

Great news of the development at the Hall of Fame Village! HOV has already invested $250 million of capital to build the first phase of its mixed-use complex, including a 100,000-square-foot office building currently under construction, a 23,000-seat sports and entertainment stadium, a youth sports complex and the networks to support additional expansion plans. Published

H&LA’s recent research for a project in Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area in 2019 and beyond. In June 2018, Oklahoma City officially broke ground on a new $288 million

Congratulations to our client, RREAF Holdings, on the development of a the new Marriott Delta Hotel in Southlake, Texas. The Dallas market continues to be haven for hotel developers and investors as growth lags only behind the New York market. H&LA completed the hotel feasibility study for this project and we wish RREAF the best

Congratulations to our client, Wilderness Resorts and Waterparks on the announcement of their newest addition to Wilderness at the Smokies, Soaky Mountain Waterpark. H&LA completed the feasibility study for this expansion and we wish our client best of luck on this exciting expansion in 2020! Published by: Maggie Jones/Knoxville News Sentinel Published date: July 2019

H&LA’s recent research for a project in Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh area. In December 2018, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh became one of the first sites in the state to offer wagering on

USA Today released its list of the Top 10 indoor waterparks in the U.S. Aquatopia in Tannersville topped the list for the second year in a row! It’s been a pleasure to work with some many of these great properties over the years! Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark – Tannersville, Pennsylvania Great Wolf Lodge – Wisconsin Dells,

In a shift in corporate philosophy, Great Wolf Lodge properties are now offering day passes for visitors. These passes will be sold online only and capacity restraint will limit the number of day passes available. The number of waterpark day passes will be monitored each day to ensure the number of visitors is actively managed.

Published by: Scott Suttel/Crain’s Cleveland Business Published date: June 2019 The Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. empire is about to grow. The Sandusky-based operator of regional amusement parks and water parks on Thursday morning, June 13, announced it has agreed to buy, for $261 million in cash, two water parks and one resort in Texas: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort New

David J. Sangree and Stephen Szczygiel are attending the InfoComm 2019 conference being held June 8th-14th in Orlando, Florida.  David will be a panelist at a session titled “Virtual Reality Entertainment in Hotels.” Stephen will be part of a discussion panel at the “Utilizing Digital Signage to Bring F&B Outlets to Life” session. Both sessions will take place on

H&LA’s recent research for a project in Phoenix 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 Phoenix area. The Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix recently underwent a $25 million renovation, which has improved the complex’s appearance and

Interpark is reporting on the findings from the TEA/AECOM Theme and Amusement Index that found that attendance to the biggest waterparks in the world continues to increase, with almost 31 million people visiting the world’s top 20 waterpark venues in 2018. Pubished by: Interpark/Gabrielle Published date: May 2019 Attendance to the biggest waterparks in the

In a brief statement to the New York Times, David Sangree weighed in on the performance of Trump Hotel properties. The article highlights the annual financial report released in May of 2018. Published by: Steve Eder, Eric Lipton and Agustin Armendariz/New York Times Published date: May 2019 President Trump’s family business saw its overall revenues decline modestly in

H&LA’s recent research for a project in the Niagara Falls area of Ontario 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 Niagara Falls area. A new $21 million interactive Titanic museum has been proposed in Niagara Falls,