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Unique Factors Shaping the Buffalo Lodging Market

The Buffalo lodging market is affected by several unique factors given its location along the Canadian border. In this article, we explore the correlation between Buffalo occupancy and border crossings to the market from Canada, as well as the impact of the exchange rate for the U.S. dollar to the Canadian dollar.

Hotel Cap Rates: Adjusting to a New Reality

A capitalization rate (“cap rate”) is a shorthand expression of a given investment’s return and represents the weighted average return to the debt and equity positions. As detailed in this article, hotel cap rates are higher than they’ve been in recent years and are unlikely to decline anytime soon.

The Dynamic Demand Base Powering the Knoxville Lodging Market

The Knoxville hotel market’s recent performance trends are catching the attention of regional and national investors, and for good reason. With a slew of new developments, the city is fast becoming a sought-after destination for both business and leisure travelers.

Resurgence and Strength: Demand and Supply Growth in Wichita

Since 2020, Wichita’s hotel market has experienced a rebound in occupancy and average rate, supported by strong levels of leisure and commercial travel. Demand is expected to continue to grow given the construction of the Biomedical Campus and Riverfront development, although an influx of new hotel supply poses concern for the near-term outlook.

Post-Pandemic Momentum in Manhattan

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.

Hospitality in the Middle East

Hala's contribution as one of the leading world experts in the "Business and Management Collection" from Henry Stewart Talks on the topic of Hospitality in the Middle East

Boston Hotel Market Update: Ten Things to Know

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.

HVS Global Hotel Industry: 2023 Recap and 2024 Outlook

As 2023 ends, regional HVS leaders across the globe take a look back at how the global hotel industry fared this year. Overall, operating metrics shined brightly, with revenue growth achieved in most global markets, while investment activity cooled. The investment market is expected to improve in 2024.

Shining in Today’s New Normal: Key Takeaways from CHICOS 2023

The 2023 edition of the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) brought over 300 attendees to the Westin Beach Resort & Spa St. Thomas, USVI, for several days of networking and industry insights from key stakeholders in the region. This article provides key takeaways from this year’s conference.

The Continued Recovery of the New Orleans Lodging Market

The pandemic’s prolonged impact on the New Orleans hospitality market exacerbated a slow period in the convention cycle. However, New Orleans remains a popular leisure destination, with new upscale hotel supply and renovations to demand generators. Market participants are confident that demand growth in 2024 and 2025 will help the city recover to its pre-pandemic metrics.
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