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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,

Insightful article from Hotel News Now managing the rising costs and guest disruption of hotel renovations: Published by: Laura Koss-Feder/Hotel News Now Published date: April 2019 There is no escaping renovations in the hospitality industry. They will refresh properties and ultimately bring in more business. However, hoteliers need careful planning to take into account upward-creeping

Art will meet adventure this weekend as Meow Wolf’s ride opens at Elitch Gardens in Denver. Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment group based out of Santa Fe and well-known for their alternative art attraction, the House of Eternal Return. The Kaleidoscape ride at Elitch Gardens will be the first Meow Wolf creation at

Congrats to EPR Properties on Kartrite Resort! Set to open on Friday, this resort will be the largest waterpark in the state of New York at 80,000 square feet with 11 water attractions and 318,000 gallons of water! Published by: Joseph Spector/Poughkeepsie Journal Published date: April, 2019 THOMPSON – The Kartrite that’s set to open

Published by: Christina Jelski/Travel Weekly Published date: April 2019 Marriott International and Expedia Group have finalized a new multi-year contract, following the expiration of a previous agreement between the pair in November. In a joint statement, Expedia and Marriott said, “The agreement continues Marriott’s long-standing distribution arrangement with Expedia Group for transient bookings, expands Expedia

H&LA’s recent research for a project in the Houston area of Texas 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 Houston area. A major theme park complex called the Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District is now

Congratulations to our client, Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority, on the decision to move forward with the planned indoor waterpark component as a second phase of the OWA development. H&LA conducted the waterpark feasibility study for the development and appreciated the opportunity to work with Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority on this exciting project, which

Hotel News Now has an interesting article highlighting a panel at the Hunter Hotel Conference that addressed the unique challenges extended-stay hotels face in today’s markets. These comments were made during the “Here to (extended) stay” panel by representatives from Extended Stay America and the Lodging Advisory Group. The panel discussed breakfast as a risk

H&LA’s recent research for a project in Irvine, California 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 Irvine area. A major mixed-use development called the LT Platinum Center is planned for a site adjacent to Angel Stadium

The Hunter Hotel Conference offered a bevy of insights into the hotel industry in 2019 and beyond. H&LA’s Joseph Pierce highlights a few of those insights to think on as we’ve settled in to 2019: There is cautious optimism as the industry is experiencing continued growth of RevPAR. Forecasts suggest that ADR will grow in

Our consultants are traveling to some exciting hospitality conferences in March! David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC is attending the 94th Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell Conference on March 14-17. Hotel Ezra Cornell is a three-day, student-run business conference for hospitality industry leaders and members of the Cornell community from across the globe. Featuring some of the