'hopeful' is an annual publication launched at the HVS ANAROCK HOPE 2024 conference in February 2024. Featuring a range of articles and insights, the magazine offers valuable perspectives to guide through the changing hospitality landscape. Dive in to discover more.
In 2023, Seattle was a beacon of renewed strength in the Pacific Northwest given its vibrant concert and sports event calendar, record-breaking cruise season, and $1.9-billion expansion of the Seattle Convention Center. As a result of these factors, Seattle was one of the nation’s best-performing hotel markets during the summer.
The Manhattan market was severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but has been experiencing a rebound, primarily driven by strong gains in average rate over the last three years. Legislative and supply changes are expected to positively affect hotel market trends going forward, and our demand forecast shows a rebound beyond 2019 levels by 2025.
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated hospitality’s shift towards remote work, challenging the sector to adapt roles for remote environments, ranging from customer service to event planning. While remote work offers advantages for both employers and employees, it also presents multiple challenges for them. Companies must balance attracting younger talent with the limitations of remote work, identify roles suitable for remote settings, and invest in the infrastructure necessary to support this model.
Orlando was one of the first of the top 20 U.S. hotel markets to recover from the pandemic. Going forward, Orlando's hotel demand is expected to be bolstered by the addition of new tourist attractions in the market, increased flight capacities, greater inbound international travel and group bookings, and the recovery of the business segment.
With inflation decelerating, fears of a recession receding, and supply growth muted, the overall outlook for U.S. hotel metrics in 2024 is one of modest, steady growth. The investment market is also showing increased signs of life, as inflationary concerns are diminishing and interest rates are improving modestly.
Boston is back. The three key demand channels have returned to an approximation of their pre-pandemic levels (conventions and business travel up, leisure down), and the city’s RevPAR has improved to third in the nation, supplanting Miami and various West Coast rivals. Here are ten things to know about the city.
Over the past decade, Sacramento has seen strong economic growth, driven by investment in the Downtown and Natomas submarkets. Fueled by rising costs in the San Francisco Bay Area, businesses and individuals have migrated inland toward the more cost-efficient Sacramento Valley. With several major commercial developments in the works, Sacramento should experience sustained growth in the near term.