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  • https://hladvisors.com/what-to-know-about-connecticuts-water-parks-as-foxwoods-great-wolf-lodge-nears-debut/

    With the development of their new indoor waterpark resort in Mashantucket, officials from Great Wolf Resorts, Foxwoods Resort Casino and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation celebrated the “topping out” of the water park, slated to open in early 2025. The event marked the placement of the final beam of the exterior structure and the announcement

  • https://hladvisors.com/str-te-downgrade-u-s-hotel-forecast/

    NEW YORK – STR and Tourism Economics made significant downward adjustments to the 2024-25 U.S. hotel forecast just released at the 46th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. The latest revision reflects lower-than-expected performance thus far in 2024 as well as lessened growth projections for the remainder of the year. For 2024, projected gains in average daily rate (ADR)

  • https://hladvisors.com/hla-development-update-houston-texas-3/

    Our recent research for a project in Houston, Texas revealed some exciting new hospitality-related developments happening in the area, including a new Great Wolf Lodge in Webster, Texas. These developments will have an impact on tourism, employment, and the general economy in Houston and the surrounding areas in 2024 and beyond. Space Center Houston is

  • https://hladvisors.com/poor-management-drives-hotel-distress-finance-executives-say/

    This article from CoStar highlights the importance of a superior management team in hotel operations. There is no substitute for a competent general manager or director of sales. Published by: Sean McCracken/CoStar News Published date: May 9, 2024 After many predictions of waves of post-pandemic hotel distress, experts believe the limited distress arising in the

  • https://hladvisors.com/hla-development-update-columbia-south-carolina/

    Our recent research for a project in Columbia, South Carolina 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 Columbia and the surrounding areas in 2024 and beyond. A large-scale student housing development called Campus Village opened on the University

  • https://hladvisors.com/hoteliers-bolster-security-personnel-technology-to-increase-safety-measures/

    H&LA’s Stephen Szczygiel weighed in with Hotel News Now regarding the additional security measures at hotels in the midst of advances in technology and growing safety concerns. Published by: Hotel News Now/Laura Koss-Feder Published date: April 2024 Keeping guests and employees safe has always been of paramount concern in the hospitality industry. But, in these

  • https://hladvisors.com/family-reunions-weddings-help-keep-smaller-hotels-competitive-in-capturing-group-business/

    H&LA Senior Associate, Stephen Szczygiel, weighed in with Hotel News New about the return of group business. Family reunions and weddings are driving demand with small hotels benefitting from small groups. Published by: Laura Koss-Feder/Hotel News Now Published date: April 2024 There’s no stopping weddings and reunions, and hotels of all sizes are poised to

  • https://hladvisors.com/hla-development-update-williamsburg-virginia/

    Our recent research for a project in Williamsburg, Virginia 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 Williamsburg and the surrounding areas in 2024 and beyond. A new Historic Triangle Indoor Sports Complex is planned for a site near

  • https://hladvisors.com/hla-supports-hospitality-education-at-msu/

    Furthering education in the hospitality industry has been a goal of H&LA and its founder, David Sangree, for many years. In service of that goal, David sits on the School of Hospitality Business Real Estate Advisory Board at Michigan State University. Though not an alumnus of MSU, David recognizes the excellent education and unique opportunities

  • https://hladvisors.com/insights-from-hunter/

    By: Anne Gompel, MAI, CHIA The Atlanta Marriott Marquis hosted another successful Hunter Hotel Investment Conference, gathering over 2,100 attendees from 950 companies cross 48 states. There was a level of cautious optimism from the 35th Hunter conference. One of the big topics this year was related to combating the staffing shortages that have plagued