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Some great new details on the newest Great Wolf Lodge indoor waterpark coming to Manteca, California: 500 rooms, a 95,000 square foot indoor waterpark, and a 45,000 square foot family entertainment center are just the start for this exciting new GWL property opening in 2020! http://www.recordnet.com/news/20180810/great-wolf-makes-it-official—water-park-is-coming-to-manteca

Great to be a part of continued growth in Lake County, Ohio! Hotel & Leisure Advisors completed feasibility studies on five potential hotel locations in the county, and two have attracted developments. Published by: Stan Bullard/Crain’s Cleveland Business Published date: August 2018 Four new hotels will be checking into Lake County over the next two

The under-construction Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark is expected to open in March of 2019 and attract 500,000 visitors annually. This will be a great addition to all that Catskills has to offer!  Congrats to our client, Ken Ellis, on this exciting project! Early glimpse of $200M Sullivan water park Published by Daniel Alexrod/Times Herald-Record

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

USA Today has released their list of the Top 10 indoor waterparks in the U.S. It’s been a pleasure to work with some many of these great properties over the years! Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark – Tannersville, Penn. Massanutten Resort – Massanutten, Va. Great Wolf Lodge, Cincinnati – Mason, Ohio Splash Lagoon – Erie, Penn. Sahara Sam’s Oasis – West Berlin,

Congrats to our client, Great Wolf Resorts, on their newest Great Wolf Lodge property opening in Gurnee, Illinois! The new resort is on the site of the former KeyLime Cove waterpark, with everything stripped down and completely redone to showcase the Great Wolf Lodge brand and their Northwoods theme. This brings the total GWL properties

Hotel News Now aggregated some great insights about the hotel industry from top CEO’s at the NYU Investment Conference. This article highlights those insights as well as broad trends CEO’s are seeing across the hotel industry. Published by:  Sean McCracken/Hotel News Now Published date: June, 2018 When hotel leaders gathered earlier this month for the 40th

The sentiment at the 2018 NYU Hotel Investment Conference was very positive for the industry with expectations of continued growth in the coming years. Among the wealth of relevant information from the conference, we identified several key takeaways that highlight the state of the industry in 2018 and beyond: Improved Performance: Occupancy and ADR will

According to STR, the U.S. room construction total represented a 2.2% decrease compared with April 2017. The number of hotel rooms under construction in the U.S. has now declined in six of the last seven months.

The waterpark industry continues to expand in North America, with more than $1 billion in new investment in indoor and outdoor waterparks and their related resorts slated for 2018. In the latest edition of ParkWorld Magazine, David Sangree discusses new development and where the industry is heading in 2018 and beyond. https://content.yudu.com/web/69r/0Aiy7l/PWMay2018/html/index.html?page=24&origin=reader

David Sangree, MAI, CPA, IHSC and John Burke are headed to the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, taking place June 3-5 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. If you’re headed to the conference and would like to meet with David or John, click on their names to send an email.

Hotel News Now breaks down the CBRE “Trends in the Hotel Industry” study that shows U.S. hoteliers saw revenue growth in 2017 while keeping rising expenses low. Published by: Robert Mandelbaum/Hotel News Now Published date: May, 2018 Hoteliers in the U.S. enjoyed an eighth consecutive year of increasing profits in 2017 despite another slowdown in the

Published by: Sam McCaffery/BlooLoop Published Date: April, 2018 In an earnings call this week, Jim Reid-Anderson, CEO of Six Flags Entertainment, said that the company plans to accelerate its strategy to purchase water parks and theme parks close to properties it already owns. “There are dozens of parks within reasonable driving distance of our existing portfolio in

Development in the Poconos isn’t done yet! Township officials have announced plans to create a massive $350 million development project dubbed Pocono Springs Entertainment Village, which will include a 75,000 square foot aquarium, a movie theater, helium balloon rides and space for a slew of retail and restaurant spaces. The site is adjacent to the

U.S. News and World Report’s Top 30 Indoor Waterparks from around the world… It’s great to see so many wonderful properties we’ve worked with on the list! We have had the pleasure of working with a majority of the properties in North America in preparing waterpark feasibility studies, appraisals, economic impact studies, and other consulting