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David Sangree was recently quoted in the Treasure Coast Newspapers’ online feature about the various ways municipalities can facilitate the development of a hotel in their area. By: Colleen Wixom/TCPalm Published: July, 2016 Hotel occupancy rates and increasing demand for rooms make the county ripe for attracting more hotel chains — depending on what incentive

H&LA Vice President, Laurel Keller, talked to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the new hotels opening in the Cleveland area in 2016. Ms. Keller gives credit where its due, stating the new convention center and the Ohio’s historic tax credit program have more to do with hotel growth in the city than the one-time Republican National Convention set for July.

In 2015, we completed a feasibility study for the Industrial Development Board of Cleveland/Bradley, Tennessee for a proposed hotel and conference center. As the following article indicates, H&LA’s study has been useful to city officials in determining the disposition of buildings for downtown redevelopment.

This New York Times article highlights the recent improvements and overall revitalization of downtown Cleveland. Not only is the new Public Square being unveiled this week, but several new hotels, including the the 600-room, 32-story Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel, have opened in downtown Cleveland this year. Cleveland will be in the national spotlight to the RNC coming to town in July.

STR has adopted new guidelines that may have owners and operators rethinking their competitive sets

Our hospitality consultants are headed to Chicago, Illinois and St. George, Utah this week for fieldwork and market research related to a hotel appraisal and a waterpark feasibility study.

Congratulations to our clients, the City of Round Rock and Kalahari Resorts! Kalahari Resorts has just announced plans to develop an indoor waterpark in Round Rock, set to open in 2020.

There is much talk in hospitality industry about whether or not we are at the peak of the cycle. Hotel News Now found that hotel executives have very differing opinions on where the industry is in the cycle.

David J. Sangree was quoted in a recent article in Crain’s Cleveland Business that highlighted the new hotel development in downtown Cleveland and the competition to hire workers.  Published By:Stan Bullard/Crain’s Cleveland Business Published Date: May, 2016 Although he has 20 years of experience in restaurants, Andre McFarland’s new job as a steward at the

Hotel News Now has published a great graphic that breaks down the hotel pipeline by brand. According to HNN, the U.S. hotel industry had 407,413 branded guestrooms under contract at the end of April, representing an 18% jump over 2015 levels. Take a look at which brands contribute the most rooms to the pipeline.  Infographic:

We have hospitality consultants in Bellingham, Washington this week for market research and fieldwork related to a waterpark feasibility study.

We have hospitality consultants traveling to Catskills, New York this week for fieldwork and market research related to a waterpark feasibility study.

With all the talk of the nature of cycles in hospitality, Hotel News Now has provided some valuable insight in comparing 1992 versus 2016.

Our hospitality consultants will be in Hillsboro, Ohio this week for fieldwork related to a hotel feasibility study.

Our hospitality consultants are traveling to Minneapolis, Minnesota and Dundee, Michigan this week for fieldwork and market research related to a waterpark appraisal and a waterpark feasibility study.