WEEK OF JANUARY 27, 2020
NEW MEMBERS 

AmericInn by Wyndham Manitowoc 

 

Hampton Inn Downtown Green Bay 

Hampton Inn Green Bay 

Johnson Block & Company 

Southern Aluminum 

Wisconsin Rapids CVB

REINSTATED MEMBERS

Graduate Madison

Harbor Hill Inn  

Shawano Four Seasons Hotel 

Skylark Motel 

The Iron Horse Hotel 
NEW! TARGETED MARKETING GUIDE
Introducing: 2020 Targeted Marketing Guide!
Discounted print, billboard & online advertising opportunities for Lodging & Chamber/CVB members. 

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WISCONSIN NEWS
Downtown Sheraton, convention center recast; new plan builds at north end of Festival Park
The Journal Times
Racine - A Dallas developer and city officials have reshuffled a plan to build a hotel and added convention center space and devised a new, $48 million private-public plan that would change the face of the Festival Hall area.
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Economic Trends: Office, hospitality projects to headline busy 2020 for Milwaukee-area real estate market
Milwaukee Business Times
Brownsville-based  utility and infrastructure contractor Michels Corp. began construction of the R1VER project last year in Milwaukee's Harbor District, and 2020 is shaping up to be another big year for the development.
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Property owner plans to raze the former Olympia Resort and Conference Center to create a mixed-use development
Milwaukee Journal  Sentinel
There is a new vision for the former Olympia Resort and Conference Center in Oconomowoc.
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Learn To Sky & Snowboard Week
Lake Superior News
With help from a $37,950 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Skiing Wisconsin, Inc. will introduce newcomers to snowsports and ultimately convert first-timers into committed, long-term participants.
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NATIONAL NEWS
Hotel industry announces top employees  in U.S. 
AHLA
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the newly rebranded American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) announced the top hotel employees across the country, culled from more than 300 nominations across every company and numerous career pathways.
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Hospitality Increases Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking
Hotel Business
As Human Trafficking Awareness Month comes to a close, industry associations and companies are increasing their efforts to combat the issue.
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U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline Ends 2019 on a High Note
Lodging Magazine
At the close of 2019, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) reported that the total U.S. construction pipeline continued to grow with 5,748 projects/708,898 rooms, up 4% by projects and 6% by rooms year-over-year (YOY). 
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STR: REVPAR Forecast to stay flat in 2020 
Asian Hospitality 
REVPAR is expected to remain flat this year and next, according to the forecast for 2020 and 2021 released Tuesday by STR at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit in Los Angeles.   
WH&LA NEWS
2020 Targeted Marketing Guide is now available
WH&LA 
The 2020 Targeted Marketing Guide was sent to all lodging and Chamber/CVB members in an email on Thursday, January 30th. This year's guide offers more billboard spots and new print options. Contact WH&LA today for a copy of the guide. 
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Lodging Directory Advertising Deadline: Today
WH&LA
Don't miss your chance to advertise in the 2020 Wisconsin Lodging Directory! Add a photo, place an advertisement or purchase an editorial spot to make your property stand out. Options are available for all budget levels.