Sharyn M. Arai, CHIA


Sharyn M. Arai, CHIA
14805 Detroit Avenue, Suite 420, Cleveland, Ohio 44107
Phone: 216-810-5802
Fax: 216-228-7320


  • Master of Arts in Business Administration, Pennsylvania State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Business & Management, Dickinson College

Professional Certifications

Registered Real Estate Appraiser Assistant in Ohio

Certified Hotel Industry Analyst (CHIA), American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and STR

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association
  • National Golf Foundation
  • International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
  • World Waterpark Association
  • National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds


  • Associate, Hotel & Leisure Advisors, Cleveland, Ohio – Present
  • Chief Creative Engineer, K’s Closet, Hillsborough, North Carolina
  • General Manager, Country Inn & Suites, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Assistant General Manager, Days Inn & Suites, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Sharyn brings her expertise in financial analysis, marketing, competitive benchmarking, market analysis, and operations. She prepares appraisals, market feasibility studies, economic impact studies, and impact studies throughout the United States. Prior to joining Hotel & Leisure Advisors, Sharyn was the general manager and assistant general manager with hotels affiliated with Wyndham Hotels and Radisson Hotels brands in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She also operated a retail store in Hillsborough, North Carolina where she made handmade art and goods accessible to the community. Sharyn is a registered real estate appraiser assistant in Ohio.

Published Articles

“Waterpark Financing Fundamentals,” World Waterpark Association, June 2020