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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.

Our hospitality consultants are headed to Massachusetts, Virginia, and Pennsylvania this week for fieldwork and site visits related to hotel, indoor waterpark resort, outdoor waterpark, and campground feasibility studies.

As expected, Cleveland hotels did very well during the RNC. This Plain Dealer article highlights rates hotels were able to get for the 4-day event and quotes our Vice President, Laurel Keller. It remains to be seen what the long-standing impact will be on the city’s hotels in the future.

This Fiscal Times article highlights David Sangree’s presentation titled, Hotels & Waterpark Industry – Insights, Trends and Valuation Keys. By: Janna Herron Published: August 2016 Waterparks are fun way to cool off in the heat of summer — and they bring in big money, too. Thanks in part to easier financing, the number of water parks,

Our hospitality consultants are headed to West Virginia and Oklahoma this week for fieldwork related to a waterpark feasibility study and a proposed resort feasibility study.

This Hotel News Now article highlights some important steps to consider for hotel property tax appeals. Having a plan in place can save money down the road. H&LA specializes in tax appeal appraisals for hotels and resorts. We have assisted many hotel owners in their tax appeal process. For more information on our tax appeal

By: Sabre Labs Team Published: July 2016 We’re going to assume you’ve heard of Pokémon Go – In the last week, this game has shot to the top of the mobile app sales charts, has been covered by every media company from ABC to Zee News and was even by co-opted by the US presidential campaigns,

Our hospitality consultants are in Kansas City and Hollister, Missouri and Poland, Ohio for fieldwork and market research related to hotel impact studies and an indoor waterpark feasibility study.

TripAdvisor has chosen the best theme parks and waterparks in the United States for 2016. The company used an algorithm that takes into account user reviews and ratings for each park over the last 12 months.  To see the list of the top rated parks, click here. 

Our hospitality consultants are headed to Charlotte, North Carolina and Dallas, Texas this week for fieldwork and market research related to two hotel impact studies.

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.