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.
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 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.
While Anchorage was significantly affected by the pandemic, a surge of independent travelers boosted the economy in 2021. More robust growth occurred in 2022 with the return of normal demand sources. Furthermore, the conversion of hotels to permanent housing has reduced the hotel supply in Anchorage and contributes to recent trends.
With the pandemic generally in the rearview for the market, Downtown Memphis hotels have yet to recover to occupancy levels realized in 2019. This is attributed to a slow recovery in both corporate and group demand, coupled with significant growth in new supply. However, rising average rates at new hotels have become the saving grace for market RevPAR levels.
In the summer of 2023, occupancy in the Coachella Valley showed a return to normalcy after strong growth in 2021 and 2022 driven by pent-up leisure demand. Notably, ADR remains well above 2019 levels. The future looks promising, with the Acrisure Arena and Palm Springs International Airport expansion setting the stage for long-term success.
Central Oregon, located east of the Cascade Mountains, is a popular drive-to destination comprising twelve cities. It attracts millions of visitors annually with its natural beauty and diverse landscape. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the travel industry, causing notable changes in hotels, businesses, and attractions across Central Oregon.
Albany's hotel industry continues to rebound from the pandemic. This article reviews the performance and recent trends of two distinct Albany submarkets and the market’s extended-stay hotel segment. Through this review, we provide a comprehensive overview of Albany’s performance coming out of the pandemic.
This article shares our main takeaways from the highly attended 2023 Lodging Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. It was an incredible gathering for our industry, with great ideas and insights shared, deals done, and friendships strengthened. We look forward to next year’s event!
A strong RevPAR rebound in the first quarter of 2023 was stalled by increasing costs of capital, inflationary pressures, outflow of domestic demand with limited international infill, and economic concerns. How can hoteliers expect 2023 to end and the next few years to trend? This article presents our latest forecast and insights.