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COVID-19’s Impact on the Albuquerque Lodging Market

Over the past year, the Albuquerque and New Mexico market have suffered unprecedented declines in demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These declines have been driven by more restrictive state-imposed limitations on travel and business operations, especially for hotels. As the state begins to emerge from COVID-19 restrictions, we examine the recovery outlook.

COVID-19’s Impact on the San Antonio Lodging Market

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected hotels in the greater San Antonio market since early March 2020, similar to most cities in the United States. How far has the San Antonio hotel market fallen? When is group demand expected to rebound? What will the recovery look like?

Autism and the Hospitality Industry: An Interview with Autism Double-Checked

As we observe World Autism Awareness Day, we want to highlight what our industry can do to help support individuals with autism. To better understand the diversity challenges, growing diversity programs, and opportunities to be more inclusive within the hospitality industry, we interviewed the founders of Autism Double-Checked, an organization that provides autism-specific training to hotel staff to create more autism-friendly travel experiences.

COVID-19’s Impact on the San Francisco Lodging Market

Consistently ranked as one of the top lodging markets in the United States, San Francisco is now one of the cities most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. From the 1849 Gold Rush to the present day, San Francisco has been known for its boom-and-bust economy, and a full recovery from the current downturn is expected, as in years past. This article explores recent lodging trends for San Francisco and offers a high-level perspective on the road to recovery.

COVID-19’s Impact on the Greater Boise Lodging Market

Since March 2020, Boise hotels have suffered unprecedented declines in demand, similar to most cities in the United States, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Which factors affected 2020 hotel performance, and what key elements are expected to influence hotels in the Treasure Valley’s capital? What will the recovery look like?

COVID-19’s Impact on the Tampa-St. Petersburg Lodging Market

Starting mid-March 2020, hotels in the greater Tampa-St. Petersburg area faced record declines in demand, similar to many major markets in the United States, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the Tampa-St. Petersburg market ended 2020 with the highest average occupancy of any of STR’s top 25 U.S. travel markets. What was the impact for local hotels in the greater metropolitan area? What will the recovery look like for the market?

Market Pulse: Washington, D.C. Lodging Market

The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area hotels have been more affected by the COVID-19 pandemic than many other major markets across the United States. Will recent disruptors derail a market typically regarded as well insulated and historically poised for growth? What will the recovery look like?

Manhattan Lodging Overview Summary – Q4 2020

The New York City borough of Manhattan has historically been among the strongest, most diverse, and most dynamic hotel markets in the world. Now almost one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, sustained business closures in New York City have resulted in little to no improvement in lodging performance since the pandemic began. When will New York begin to see meaningful recovery, and how long before the lodging performance returns to pre-pandemic levels?

Recovery Potential and Investment Opportunities in GCC

Hala Matar Choufany, in her interview in Arabic on Al Arabiya News summarizes the current hospitality performance in the region as well as how the recovery path looks like.

HVS Market Pulse – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Following nearly a decade of revitalization and growth, COVID-19 delivered a significant blow to Milwaukee similar to what was felt in nearby urban Midwestern cities. Despite Milwaukee’s longstanding history as a manufacturing powerhouse, as well as its strong financial and healthcare sectors, COVID-19 caused hotel demand to fall by 58% and ushered in a wave of work-from-home culture and major event cancellations. Where does Milwaukee go from here, and what was the impact of event cancellations?
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