Our Publications & Research

2015 Waterpark Industry Update

The waterpark industry has shown continued growth in 2014 with increased numbers of indoor and outdoor waterparks being developed throughout the United States and Canada.

Winning the Stay to Play Game

The challenge and debate over stay to play for hotels and sports groups lies in three areas: implementation, lack of transparency and the end user’s limited understanding of mutual benefits.

Cleveland a ‘city of choice’ for development

Hotel development in Cleveland is booming, thanks in part to the city winning the bid for the 2016 RNC, a new convention center and a surging health care sector.

Big Three’s Rebound, New Developments Drive Detroit’s Lodging Market

Thanks to a rebound of the “Big Three” automakers and emerging technologies boosting the local economy, Detroit has seen steady improvements in hotel occupancy since 2010 and in ADR since 2011.

2014 Waterpark Resorts Supply and Demand Update

The waterpark industry is poised for growth in 2014. Read about the increases in supply and how the waterpark landscape will change in 2014.

Recession Recovery and Continued Growth in the Houston Hotel Market

Due to the energy boom, Houston rebounded from the recession and the proof is in hotel development.

Convenience Shops: Cash-Flowing Amenity Creep

Many hotels are adding convenience shops as alternatives to classic full-service gift shops and vending machines. Learn how these shops are earning their 100 square feet of lobby space.

Room Service More Than a Revenue Generator?

Some full-service hotels are dropping room service, while others are maintaining the long-time amenity. Explore the cost and consumer impacts of this new trend.

Economic Impact Studies Help Land Financing

 Summary: Economic impact studies demonstrate the economic benefits and desirability of hospitality projects Government entities may provide financial incentives for a project when they are presented with its benefits Economic impact comes from both short term and long term effects Developers planning hospitality projects such as resorts and conference centers are often looking to local

Hoteliers Score Business with Sports Groups

Hotels can win big by courting sports group consumers. Discover opportunities and key relationships between the sports group consumer and hotels.

Performance Soars at Airport Terminal Hotels

On-site airport hotels make a connection with travelers and have distinct advantages over nearby airport properties.

Waterpark Resorts Supply and Demand 2013 Update

As the popularity of waterparks continues to grow across North America, we have analyzed current and projected supply for 2013.

Analysis of Golf Course Listing Prices

Golf courses with multiple amenities offer buyers more opportunity. List prices reflect the number of rounds played and overall financial projections.

When the Waters Run Dry

The financial bottom line encourages water conservation in waterpark operation.

Weight Loss Resorts Boon for Developers

Developers slow to tap into weight loss resort demand. Learn about this emerging trend and its opportunity for growth.