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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

It’s always great to see when a project we worked on starts taking shape. Here’s to hoping a suitable site is found in DC for this exciting development by Therme! Published by: DCist/Martin Austermuhle Published date: May 2023 D.C. officials on Thursday said that almost 21 million domestic tourists visited D.C. in 2022, a 10%

Congratulations to our client, Roaring Springs Waterpark, on their recent expansion! The park will open May 31st with the opening of three new attractions, Critter Crossing, a floating beaver, log and fish-shaped feature that guests can traverse using an overhead ropes course; Camp IdaH2O, a kids’ lagoon that features a 1,500-pound potato-shaped “Tippin’ Tater”; and

While the project remains on hold, the Mall of America has released renderings of the potential waterpark that is still being considered at the site in conjunction with the City of Bloomington. Though construction costs and financing have presented challenges to the project, both the city and officials from Mall of America a still committed

H&LA’s recent research for a project near Panama City Beach, Florida revealed some interesting new hospitality-related developments happening in the area. These developments will have an impact on tourism, employment, and the general economy in Panama City Beach and the surrounding areas in 2023 and beyond. In 2019, the new Panama City Beach Sports Complex

H&LA’s Adam Zarczynski attended the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference in Atlanta in March. Here are some key highlights from the conference: Optimism could be found, although many leaders cautioned the industry is still facing significant challenges. While hotels continue to achieve strong KPI’s in many markets, inflation and high interest rates have slowed down the

The master plan for the former six Flags in New Orleans had been made public. The the 200-acre Bayou Pheonix development will offer 30 acres of athletic fields, eight NBA-level hardwood courts, an indoor and outdoor water park, hotels, restaurants, a film studio, and retail. H&LA was honored to have a part in this project

H&LA’s recent research for a project near Spokane, Washington 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 Spokane and the surrounding areas in 2023 and beyond. Spokane International Airport is currently moving forward with a major renovation and expansion

A recent white paper from Placer.ai, a location analytics company specializing in visitation trends, indicates that U.S. casino visitation was up in 2021 and 2022 compared to 2020, but still lagged behind the numbers achieved in 2019. Possible reasons include the rise of online poker, online sports betting, and the continued slump in domestic air