Friday, January 25, 2013
Last year, Lakewood-based Hotel & Leisure Advisors was commissioned to perform a $7,000 feasibility study to see whether a hotel could work in the city. The results are in.
The results are in: It looks as if visitors to the area could use a place to stay overnight in Lakewood. The engineers of a $7,000 feasibility study identified and recommended four spots in Lakewood that could support a hotel. “Based upon our analysis, we believe that the potential exists for a new hotel to be developed within the city of Lakewood,” according to the study, conducted by Lakewood-based Hotel & Leisure Advisors. “The new hotel would attract demand from downtown Cleveland, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport area, various west shore suburbs, and businesses and individuals in Lakewood." Last year, Lakewood City Council approved a feasibility study to see if a hotel within city limits could work (in addition to the Days …
Friday, October 19, 2012
$7,000 feasibility study to begin by November, with some results expected by the end of the year.
The city officials took another step forward in a pursuit of attracting a hotel to Lakewood. A review committee — made up of Lakewood community leaders — selected Lakewood-based Hotel & Leisure Advisors to conduct a $7,000 feasibility study. “We are always interested in supporting local business, but more importantly, they’re proposal was far and away better,” said Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning ad development. “It’s obvious from their proximity and from doing work all over the country from the perspective of Northeast Ohio, they had a much better handle on the needs of a city like Lakewood.” Siley said that he hopes Hotel & Leisure Advisors — which volunteered in the early phase of the discussions to provide feedback — will …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Lakewood is looking into whether it could attract a hotel to the city. But first, city officials want to know if it could work.
The city of Lakewood received two submissions from consultants looking to conduct a feasibility study on whether a hotel could work in the city. One of the applicants is Lakewood-based Hotel & Leisure Advisors, which volunteered in the early phase of the discussions to provide feedback. The other applicant is CH Johnson Consulting, based out of Chicago. Lakewood is looking into whether it could attract a hotel to the city. But first, city officials want to know if it could work. “There’s been a lot of discussion anecdotally about the need for a new hotel in the center of the city,” Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development, told Lakewood Patch. “Instead of guessing, we need to do a hard-line analysis.” The deadline for …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Take our poll, then share your thoughts in the comments.
This week, the city put out a request for proposals for a feasibility study to determine whether a hotel could thrive in our fair city. Some of the discussions at Lakewood City Hall have focused on capitalizing on some of the development in downtown Cleveland — think casino and Medical Mart — as well as the development along Detroit Avenue in Lakewood. There’s already a Days Inn on Clifton Boulevard, but city officials are also considering the possibility of attracting a “boutique hotel” to the city. We thought Lakewood Patch readers would like to weigh in. Do you think Lakewood needs more hotel options? If so, where? Take our poll, then share your thoughts in the comments.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
City hall issues a request for proposals for a feasibility study.
Lakewood is looking into whether it could attract a hotel to the city. But first, city officials want to know if it could work. City hall’s planning and development issued a request for proposals on Tuesday that would “invite qualified consultants to gather data, analyze and develop a feasibility study to evaluate the community’s potential for further development in the hotel and leisure industry.” “We’re hopeful we’re going to find a great consultant and do a financial analysis that will give us a bevy of good information, and a better understanding of Lakewood,” said Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development. “There’s been a lot of discussion anecdotally about the need for a new hotel in the center of the city. Instead …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Measure approved to spend $7,000 on a feasibility study to examine whether a hotel could work in the city.
During the past several months, a committee of city and business leaders has met to discuss whether downtown Lakewood could sustain a hotel. Their brainstorming sessions resulted in Lakewood City Council taking the first step Monday to explore the issue further. Council unanimously OK’d spending $7,000 — from the city’s economic development fund — on a feasibility study. Ward 3 city councilman Shawn Juris, who first pitched the idea to council in April, has been active on the committee. The group has talked about capitalizing on some of the development in downtown Cleveland — think casino and Medical Mart — as well as the development along Detroit Avenue in Lakewood. “From the feasibility study, but also without any preconceived ideas, I …
Sunday, April 8, 2012
In case you've missed any of the week's headlines, here some highlights.
In case you were too busy getting for Easter to stay in touch with the headlines of the week, we thought we’d update you. It was — as usual — a busy week in town. From sports to the arts to government, here are some of the top stories for the week.