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  David Sangree and Stephen Szczygiel are attending the 2023 World Waterpark Association Annual Symposium and Tradeshow on October 24-27 in New Orleans. David will be presenting at the Waterpark Development, Design, and Expansion Workshop. If you are attending WWA and would like to meet with David or Stephen, click on their names to send an

H&LA is excited about the opportunity to work with the Village of Bradley, Illinois on the feasibility study for the proposed indoor waterpark. Published: September 2023 Published by: Daily Journal/Lee Provost Swimsuits and floaties may soon become a vital part for anyone on their way to Bradley and not just for the summer months. The

Our recent research for a project in Des Moines, Iowa revealed some exciting new hospitality-related developments happening in the area. These developments will have an impact on tourism, employment, and the general economy in Des Moines and the surrounding areas in 2023 and beyond. A new $25 million Live Nation entertainment venue is now under

Hotel News Now is reporting that hotel performance in the top 25 markets is surging as demand recovers from the pandemic. Though not quite back to 2019 levels, the trajectory is moving in the right direction in 2023 Published by: Hotel New Now/Robert McCune Published date: September 2023 Big cities are having a big moment

With hotel rates soaring, there is some evidence that leisure travelers are feeling the strain and pulling back on vacation spending. As reported by Hotel News Now, guests are looking to “trade down,” or compromise part of a trip to save costs. In many cases, that can mean a change in traditional hotel accommodations for

Our recent research for a project near Irvine, California revealed some exciting new hospitality-related developments happening in the area. These developments will have an impact on tourism, employment, and the general economy in Irvine and the surrounding areas in 2023 and beyond. In May 2023, the City of Irvine broke ground on the next major

H&LA’s Vice President, Anne Gompel, MAI will be attending the annual Georgia Lodging Forecast.   This event is hosted by The Cornell Hotel Society and Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association and is an information-packed program highlighting the latest industry trends and data specifically for Georgia’s lodging market. The event takes place on  Thursday, Sept. 7 at

The 15th Annual Hotel Data Conference in Nashville brought many interesting perspectives on trends that will shape the coming year in hospitality.  CoStart selected five slides from the conference that provide some important data points for operators. Published by: CoStar News/Jan Freitag Published date: August 2023 The sell-out crowd at the 15th annual Hotel Data

Reporting from the Hotel Data Conference in Nashville, Hotel News Now provided some insight into hoteliers’ thoughts on the lingering concerns of a recession as industry performance metrics continue to show improvement across the board. Published by: Robert McCune, Bryan Wroten, Dana Miller and Trevor Simpson/Hotel News Now Published date: August 2023 NASHVILLE, Tennessee —

H&LA’s recent research for a project near Phoenix, Arizona revealed some exciting new hospitality-related developments happening in the area. These developments will have an impact on tourism, employment, and the general economy in Phoenix and the surrounding areas in 2023 and beyond. A large-scale, mixed-use hospitality and entertainment project called the VAI Resort is now

Congrats to our client, Tower Investments, on opening the Island Indoor Waterpark at Showboat in Atlantic City! H&LA was proud to be part of the project, completing the waterpark feasibility study.  The 103,000-square-foot waterpark is designed to give families a year-round option for the seaside destination. A retractable glass roof covers the waterpark, with the

H&LA’s Adam Zarczynski weighed in with Porch Group for an article highlighting expert insight on short-term rentals and providing keen insights into launching a short-term rental business. Published by: Paula Hernandez/Porch Group Published date: July 2023 The short-term rental industry has experienced significant growth in recent years, driven by the rise of platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO.

H&LA’s recent research for a project near Sioux Falls, South Dakota revealed some exciting new hospitality-related developments happening in the area. These developments will have an impact on tourism, employment, and the general economy in Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas in 2023 and beyond. In November 2022, the Sioux Falls Airport Authority approved a

Lending markets are tightening for hotel developers, according to this Reuters article, which is causing many projects to get delayed in 2023. Published by: Reuters/Bianca Flowers and Priyamvada Published date: June, 2023 June 5 (Reuters) – (This June 5 story has been corrected after an official revision to change the number of total hotel projects that have

It was great to get all the H&LA staff in one place for our spring retreat in May to talk about marketing and business development! We also welcomed our new Vice President, Anne Gompel, an MAI appraiser with many years of experience in the hospitality industry. We are truly lucky to have an amazing staff