January 2014

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Occupancy was up 2.8 percent in Wisconsin for 2013 compared to 2012. Nearly all market areas saw an increase in occupancy for the year with the largest increase in Wausau/Stevens Point. ADR was up 2.9 percent statewide for the year, with the largest increase in Milwaukee. Occupancy and ADR were also up 2.6 percent and 2.0 percent respectively for December 2013 compared to December 2012.

View Smith Travel Data for your region for 2013 here. This link is password protected for WH&LA Lodging Members only.

SOURCE: SMITH TRAVEL RESEARCH, INC. REPUBLICATION OR OTHER RE-USE OF THIS DATA WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF STR IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Provided by STR. For detailed lodging performance data for your area, contact STR at (615) 824-8664 ext. 3504 or info@str.com. *Analysis provided by WH&LA.



WH&LA Action Day 2014

The Officers and Board Members of the WH&LA would like to invite each and every Lodging Member to join us in Madison for an opportunity to hear the latest on state legislative issues important to tourism, hear from a few key legislative officials for their perspective on what will take place in 2014, enjoy a luncheon with your fellow lodging owners/operators, and participate in one or two appointments with legislators or their key staff in the Capitol! Total cost for WH&LA Lodging Members is only $30.

We are pleased to confirm that Assembly Speaker Robin Vos will address the Action Day participants, along with Tourism Deputy Secretary Dave Fantle, and additional legislative leaders pending confirmation.

Date: Wednesday, February 5

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club
Limited guest rooms are available at The Madison Concourse Hotel, call 800/356-8293 prior to January 22, to reserve your room.

Registration Deadline: January 29



Congratulations to the following WH&LA members on their recent awards & recognition!

Spa’s of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2013

#16 – Aspira Spa, The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
#23 – Evensong Spa, Heidel House Resort & Spa, Green Lake, Wisconsin
#35 – Sundara Inn & Spa, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

The American Club Resort, Kohler, was named to the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2014

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Madison – Verona received the InterContinental Hotels Group 2013 Torchbearer Award, the company’s most prestigious award, for the fourth consecutive year. General manager Charles K. Eggen earned the “Best of the Best” General Manager of the Year Award.

Roy Wagner, Von Briesen & Roper S.C., was honored as “Educator of the Year” by The Daily Reporter, as part of its “Newsmakers of the Year” program, honoring those who make significant contributions to the construction industry and community.