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USA Today has released their list of the Top 10 indoor waterparks in the U.S. It’s been a pleasure to work with some many of these great properties over the years! Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark – Tannersville, Penn. Massanutten Resort – Massanutten, Va. Great Wolf Lodge, Cincinnati – Mason, Ohio Splash Lagoon – Erie, Penn. Sahara Sam’s Oasis – West Berlin,

Congrats to our client, Great Wolf Resorts, on their newest Great Wolf Lodge property opening in Gurnee, Illinois! The new resort is on the site of the former KeyLime Cove waterpark, with everything stripped down and completely redone to showcase the Great Wolf Lodge brand and their Northwoods theme. This brings the total GWL properties

Hotel News Now aggregated some great insights about the hotel industry from top CEO’s at the NYU Investment Conference. This article highlights those insights as well as broad trends CEO’s are seeing across the hotel industry. Published by:  Sean McCracken/Hotel News Now Published date: June, 2018 When hotel leaders gathered earlier this month for the 40th

The sentiment at the 2018 NYU Hotel Investment Conference was very positive for the industry with expectations of continued growth in the coming years. Among the wealth of relevant information from the conference, we identified several key takeaways that highlight the state of the industry in 2018 and beyond: Improved Performance: Occupancy and ADR will

According to STR, the U.S. room construction total represented a 2.2% decrease compared with April 2017. The number of hotel rooms under construction in the U.S. has now declined in six of the last seven months.

The waterpark industry continues to expand in North America, with more than $1 billion in new investment in indoor and outdoor waterparks and their related resorts slated for 2018. In the latest edition of ParkWorld Magazine, David Sangree discusses new development and where the industry is heading in 2018 and beyond. https://content.yudu.com/web/69r/0Aiy7l/PWMay2018/html/index.html?page=24&origin=reader

David Sangree, MAI, CPA, IHSC and John Burke are headed to the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, taking place June 3-5 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. If you’re headed to the conference and would like to meet with David or John, click on their names to send an email.

Hotel News Now breaks down the CBRE “Trends in the Hotel Industry” study that shows U.S. hoteliers saw revenue growth in 2017 while keeping rising expenses low. Published by: Robert Mandelbaum/Hotel News Now Published date: May, 2018 Hoteliers in the U.S. enjoyed an eighth consecutive year of increasing profits in 2017 despite another slowdown in the

Published by: Sam McCaffery/BlooLoop Published Date: April, 2018 In an earnings call this week, Jim Reid-Anderson, CEO of Six Flags Entertainment, said that the company plans to accelerate its strategy to purchase water parks and theme parks close to properties it already owns. “There are dozens of parks within reasonable driving distance of our existing portfolio in

Development in the Poconos isn’t done yet! Township officials have announced plans to create a massive $350 million development project dubbed Pocono Springs Entertainment Village, which will include a 75,000 square foot aquarium, a movie theater, helium balloon rides and space for a slew of retail and restaurant spaces. The site is adjacent to the

U.S. News and World Report’s Top 30 Indoor Waterparks from around the world… It’s great to see so many wonderful properties we’ve worked with on the list! We have had the pleasure of working with a majority of the properties in North America in preparing waterpark feasibility studies, appraisals, economic impact studies, and other consulting

H&LA was pleased and proud to have taken part in the Epic Waters project in Grand Prairie, Texas, preparing the waterpark feasibility study for the project. Now open, Epic Waters is gathering much deserved support and attention from leaders in the industry. This insightful article showcases interviews with several key people who helped bring the

H&LA congratulates our clients Great Wolf Resorts and Centerbridge Partners on the newest Great Wolf Lodge project slated for Manteca, California! http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/1/article/150539/

The latest from Hotel News Now research shows little correlation between hotel room night demand and ADR. Published by: M. Brian Riley/Hotel News Now Published date: March 2018 With a lens focused on identifying seasonal patterns in the key performance indicators, STR reviewed three years—2015 to 2017—of U.S. performance data. We found that on a national basis,

Miscellaneous revenue-generating sources have shown to be decreasing the size of their contributions to a hotel’s overall revenue since 2010. Published by: Robert Mandelbaum/Hotel News Now Published date: February 2018 In hotel industry jargon, other operated departments are frequently referred to as minor operated departments. Based on recent trends in other operated department revenues and