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    Real Estate Planning | Four Seasons Hualalai, Hawaii

    Originally planned as a typical high rise hotel resort the project was abandoned in the late 1980's. LUE staff were part of the team asked in 1995 to update the plan.

  • 24

    Investinor, AS, Norway

    LUE was commissioned as part of team that involved mountain planners, ski area operators, and a private equity fund to develop a strategy for growing the ski and resort industry with Investinor as a direct equity partner.

  • 23

    Real Estate Research | Santa Lucia Preserve, California

    This historic 20,000 acre ranch originally planned 4,000 units, our solution limited development to fewer than 300 units and dedicated over 17,000 acres to a conservation easement.

  • 14

    Squaw Valley USA, California

    Squaw Valley is a major contributor to the tourism marketing budget for North Lake Tahoe. A special study determined ways to broaden the market appeal and reduce seasonality.

  • 7

    Market Research | Tourism Strategy, Island of Sardinia

    LUE was part of an interdisciplinary team led by Bechtel Corporation to develop a tourism strategy for an undeveloped portion of Sardinia.


Hotels represent a broad asset class from urban to resort, and from standalone properties to anchors for conventions centers and destination resort locations. They become key value creators for surrounding and adjacent property, and it is critical to consider the potential impact a hotel asset may have based on positioning, brand affiliation, and scale. Representative engagements where hotels have influenced other land use decisions have included:

  • Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CA
  • Auberge, Napa, CA
  • Amangiri, Canyon Point, UT
  • Montage, Deer Valley, UT
  • Lowe Destination Resorts, Suncadia, WA
  • Aspen Skiing Company, Snowmass, CO
  • Atlantis, Nassau, the Bahamas
  • Hyatt Regency, Grand Cypress, FL