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LW Hospitality Advisors (LWHA) Appoints Eric B. Hansen as Director

LWHA | March 21, 2018

New York, March 21, 2018 -- Daniel H. Lesser, President & CEO and Evan Weiss, COO, Principal of LW Hospitality Advisors (LWHA) today announced the appointment of Eric B. Hansen as Director of the firm. Mr. Hansen, who is domiciled in the Cleveland/Akron Ohio area, has twenty-five years of experience providing an array of hospitality real estate advisory services including: expert testimony, site evaluation, highest and best use analysis, market and feasibility studies, and appraisals. "Eric's combined valuation and architectural experience are unique, and his capabilities in lodging real estate are wide and deep, which further enhan...

Hoteliers Take Note as Social Entertainment Venues Innovate

Eric B. Hansen | September 6, 2017

By Eric B. Hansen, MAI, AIA, ISHC Over the past several years our consultancy has been asked to explore social entertainment options that enhance a patron's experience whether at a resort, restaurant, casino, or mixed-use development. The trends of what's hot and innovative always ignites the discussion. The evolution of social entertainment involves an innovative mix of activities, culinary, and entertainment value differentiation in a marketplace that is rapidly changing through the innovative use of technology. Immersive Entertainment A leading trend is the concept of immersive entertainment, which is built on a foundation of...

Highlights from the National Association of Sports Commissions Symposium

Eric B. Hansen | April 10, 2017

By: Eric B. Hansen, AIA, ISHC I recently attended the National Association of Sports Commissions 25th Annual Symposium in Sacramento California. The event brought sports authorities and event rights holders together in an atmosphere of congenial interaction for education and advancement of the sports travel industry. Hotel & Leisure Advisors is an allied member of the NASC and provides our clients (private developers, hotel chains, lenders, and municipal jurisdictions) with feasibility analyses, appraisals, and economic impact studies for various sports venues, hotels, and leisure attractions throughout the U.S. The following are so...

One Drop at a Time (Part Two)

Eric B. Hansen, AIA, ISHC | November 2, 2015

by Eric B. Hansen, AIA, ISHC A water consumption ratio is a metric by which we can begin to understand the actual consumption of water at recreational water attractions. As identified in part one of this series, the water consumption ratio is the number of gallons used daily as top off for a water attraction divided by the total initial fill gallons. The ratio represents the portion of the water actually consumed on a daily or monthly basis. This article profiles several outdoor waterpark attractions and analyzes their water consumption versus their water use. For purposes of our discussion, the initial fill gallons equate to the amount...

Winning the Stay to Play Game

Hotel & Leisure Advisors | February 11, 2015

By Eric B. Hansen, AIA, ISHC At last year's National Association of Sports Commission's Sports Event Symposium held in Oklahoma City, the policy of stay to play was identified as one of the major challenges facing the sports travel industry. Stay to play is an increasingly popular policy among traveling sports groups, under which organizers of the event require event participants to use one of a selected group of hotels. Typically, the event organizers negotiate a rebate into the room rate that the hotels pay back to help cover costs associated with the tournament. Participants are required to stay at one of the pre-designated hotels in...

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