David J. Sangree | April 15, 2019
Diving Into Waterpark Growth Trends in 2019: 2019 will bring growth to the U.S. & Canadian markets as waterparks continue to evolve their attraction mix. By David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC For the ever-growing waterpark industry, 2019 will be another year for robust growth as over $1 billion in investment is slated for indoor and outdoor waterparks and their related resorts. We project 21 municipal and private outdoor waterparks will open and three resorts will add or expand outdoor waterparks. The indoor segment will total 629,200 square feet of new waterpark space in 12 properties. Three of this year's most anticipated and exp...
David J. Sangree | April 10, 2018
By David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC Introduction 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 in 2018. Nearly 60 expansions and new facilities will open in 2018. We project 14 municipal and eight private outdoor waterparks will open, outpacing 2017's nine municipal and four private outdoor additions. We foresee increased growth in the indoor segment, where an additional 464,000 square feet of waterpark space is planned. Two of this year's most anticipated new waterparks are the SoundWaves Waterpark at Gaylord Opryland R...
David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC | April 4, 2014
by David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC The amount of indoor and outdoor waterpark square footage will grow at a faster rate in 2014 than in any year since the Great Recession. Twelve indoor waterpark resorts or standalone indoor waterparks will be opened or expanded in 2014 compared to 9 in 2013. The projected 370,000 new indoor square feet in 2014 dwarfs the 68,000 indoor square feet added in 2013. Eight private outdoor waterparks are projected to open in 2014 compared to 5 in 2013. The World Waterpark Association estimated approximately 82.5 million attendees at North American waterparks during 2013, which compared to 85 million in 2012...
David Sangree & Hotel & Leisure Advisors | August 28, 2013
by David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC as published by Hotel News Now, August 2013 Thinking about that breakfast you just ordered at your hotel, delivered to you on a cart and white tablecloth by a smiling waiter? Think again, as some hotels are considering eliminating this loss leader department. Hotels are constantly transforming in order to keep up with the ever-changing needs and expectations of guests. One of the newer trends some hotels are exploring to meet today's guest needs is to eliminate room service at full-service hotels and collaborate with local delivery restaurants or add their own 'grab-n-go' cafeteria-style eateries. So...
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