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     H&LA Consultants are traveling for some exciting industry conferences in the this week and next!   David J. Sangree  and John Kelley are both attending the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference in Atlanta on March 22nd-24th.    Eric Hansen is attending the National Association of Sports Commissions Annual Symposium in Sacramento on March 27th-30th.   

This article discusses the Kalahari Resort expansion as well as what it means for the region overall and cites H&LA’s market feasibility study report as well as our President, David Sangree.

H&LA President David Sangree talked with the Cleveland Plain Dealer regarding the expansions at Kalahari Resort and Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio

We have consultants in Kentucky this week for fieldwork and market research related to a hotel impact study.

Ryman Hospitality’s plans for a new water park complex at its Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center received preliminary approval of an incentive package for the company valued at an estimated $13.8 million.

Duetto Research profiled H&LA President David Sangree as he answered some great questions about the waterpark industry

H&LA’s Vice President, Laurel Keller, weighed in with Crain’s Cleveland Business on the economic impact the 2019 MLB All-Star game could bring to the city of Cleveland.  Published by: Kevin Kleps/Crain’s Cleveland Business Published date: February 2017 The Major League Baseball All-Star Game no longer determines which league has homefield advantage in the World Series.

H&LA has consultants in California, New York, New Jersey, and Utah this week for fieldwork and market research related to the feasibility analyses of a proposed hotel, waterpark, spa, amusement park.

We congratulate our client, Millennia Companies, on their recent acquisition of the Key Tower in Cleveland.

H&LA President, David Sangree, weighed in with Crain’s Cleveland Business about the recent supply additions to the Cleveland hotel market as the city positions itself as a convention, meeting, and leisure destination.  Published by: Stan Bullard/Crain’s Cleveland Business Published date: February, 2017 When it comes to the Cleveland hotel market, you haven’t seen anything yet.

Our consultants are in Pennsylvania and Colorado this week for fieldwork and market research related to a hotel feasibility study and an outdoor waterpark feasibility study.

STR’s HOST report and CBRE’s report on hotel spa industry trends show that spa revenue growth surpassed room revenue growth in 2015.

Our consultants are headed to Oregon this week for fieldwork and market research related to a proposed hotel and entertainment venue feasibility study.

H&LA’s Vice President, Laurel Keller, gives insight to The Plain Dealer regarding the occupancy slip for Cleveland hotels in 2016. Published by: Susan Glasser/The Plain Dealer Published date: January, 2017 Hotel occupancy in Cleveland decreased by nearly 2 percentage points in 2016, the result of a large increase in hotel room inventory, particularly downtown. The

New research from STR shows hotels in 13 markets across the globe have largely maintained compression nights and rate growth even as Airbnb supply has jumped significantly.