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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

In their 2019 Power issue, Aquatics International named H&LA President David Sangree as the go-to waterpark consultant and prognosticator. Citing David’s work in the industry over the last 30 years, the article highlights some of his unique experience and gets to the heart of what makes him an expert in such a dynamic industry. Published

Hotel News Now is reporting on the latest hotel forecast by CBRE Hotels Americas Research that calls for RevPAR growth of 2.5% in 2019 and 2% in 2020 at U.S. hotels, but a blip in 2021. Published by  HNN Newswire Published date: February 2019 A favorable economic outlook will lead to continued growth in U.S.

As the Times Herold-Record reports, the much anticipated Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark is set for soft opening at the end of March, with the Grand opening set for April 5th. Published by: Daniel Axelrod/Times Herald-Record Published date: March 2019 The $180 million-plus Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark project is on track for a March 28

Hoteliers continue to experiment with dynamic pricing but also seem to realize that even if guests receive all the industry’s latest education and thinking on rates, partnerships with online travel agencies will not be a thing of the past. Published by: Terence Baker/Hotel News Now Published date: February 2019 Hoteliers’ strategic goals must include a

Experts at Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) weighed in on the 2019 hotel landscape. Hotel News Now reports that executives from STR, CBRE Hotels, Kalibri Labs and JLL shared their forecasts at ALIS and talked about rate, supply and other trends hoteliers should keep an eye on. Published by: Stephanie Ricca/Hotel News Now Published date:

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that hotel occupancy in Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs rebounded in 2018 and exceeded that achieved in 2016, the year of the Republican National Convention. David Sangree got the opportunity to offer his insights to the Plain Dealer regarding Cleveland’s bounce back. Published by: Cleveland Plain Dealer/Susan Glaser Published date:

Hotel News Now reports that as Marriott negotiates with Expedia, the industry awaits the future of OTA’s continued impact. Published by: Terence Baker/Hotel News Now Published date: January 2019 This could be the year in which the newly enlarged mega-hotel companies push back against online travel agencies to secure lower commissions and greater margins, according to

Hotel News Now highlighted new hotel brands that opened in 2018. Offerings ranged from extended-stay to pod-style products, but all have one element in common: They’re designed to appeal to travelers seeking various authentic experiences. 2018’s launches include urban properties and secondary city offerings across various classes and segments. Hotel News Now has an alphabetical listing

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlighted the continued rise in resort fees across all sectors of the hotel landscape. Though in the past, these fees were typically only assessed at resort locations, they are increasingly being deployed in urban and suburban market as “facility” or “destination” fees to cover the cost associated

Maryland may be home to the next Great Wolf Lodge. Officials in Perryville and Cecil County said they are close to finishing a deal for a $200 million waterpark resort on a site next to the Hollywood Casino in Perryville. The development is expected to open by summer 2022. The proposed resort will feature an indoor/outdoor waterpark, climbing