Manhattan Hotel Market Overview
HVS International, in cooperation with New York Universitys Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management, is pleased to present the eighth annual Manhattan Hotel Market Overview.
In 2004, the Manhattan lodging market experienced an impressive recovery, with a RevPAR increase of 22% compared to 2003. From March through December of 2004, the market recorded double-digit growth in RevPAR each month, ranging from a high of 41% in April to a low of roundly 17% in October. At 83.2%, overall occupancy reached close to the historical peak achieved in 2000 (at 83.7%) while marketwide average rate was less than 10% below the 2000 level. Occupancy and average rate in 2005 should surpass 2000 levels. Due to limited new supply and increased compression resulting from near-maximum-capacity occupancy levels, overall RevPAR will experience double-digit growth for the next few years.
Based on an overall improved economic climate, strong barriers to entry, limited new supply, and increased compression, we forecast the Manhattan lodging market to achieve a robust ±17% RevPAR growth in 2005.
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Starting with the market feasibility and appraisal study, a project is conceived and justified. Financing through the HVS investment banking team is then arranged, interiors designed, and management hired. The latest technology solutions are implemented, marketing strategies developed, and organizational assessments made. When a client requires actual, on-site hotel or restaurant management, HVS offers these services as well. Lastly, HVS asset management provides constant operational oversight that ensures the maximization of economic returns and asset value. No other organization offers such a broad range of complementary services. HVS also has specialists in parking operations, golf courses, and convention centers.
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New York University Annual International Hospitality Investment Conference
For 23 years, HVS International has played an integral role in New York Universitys Annual International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. Once again, our team of professionals looks forward to welcoming you to this prestigious event, which is scheduled for Sunday - Tuesday, June 5 - 7, 2005, at New York Citys Waldorf=Astoria Hotel.
Randy Smith of Smith Travel Research has provided the Surveys comprehensive hotel statistics of Manhattan. Smith Travel Research continues to be the leading source of hospitality industry operating statistics. We would also like to thank Joseph E. Spinnato and Rick Amatto of the Hotel Association of New York City for their assistance. Additionally, in cooperation with New York University, the data-gathering process was largely a contribution of five graduate students, Megan L. McCrea, Moraly Arroyo, Neeta Haridasani, Jay Jefferson, and Justin R. Bilski, through the coordination of Dr. Mark M. Warner, Director of Graduate Programs. HVS International is pleased to have been a part of this enriching educational process.