The Raleigh market achieved historically high levels of economic activity and visitation in 2019. However, after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, the market suffered significant declines in business activity and hotel demand, similar to most metropolitan areas across the country. How did Raleigh sustain through the height of the pandemic? What is the market experiencing as it emerges from the pandemic, and what does the future look like for this state capital?
Since early March 2020, Greater Kansas City hotels have suffered unprecedented declines in demand, similar to most cities in the United States, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. How much of an impact has the market experienced, and how quickly can this market recover?
The Tucson lodging market was reaching new heights before the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic set in. What trends did the market experience during the COVID-19 pandemic? What factors are contributing to the recovery?
Hala Matar Choufany, President of HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, discussed the Lebanese tourism potential and recovery path.
Hala added, no doubt Lebanon has a natural ability to be a key tourism destination! It is about the culture, destination experience and people's attitude.
Since early March of last year, hotels in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex have suffered varying degrees of demand loss in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and while South Dallas’s economy was not immune to the impact of the pandemic, the logistics/distribution, manufacturing, and industrial industries have remained strong in this market.
The concept of sustainability has been around for decades, popularized by the First World Climate Conference in 1979, the inception of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1993, and the publication of Vice President Al Gore’s book about climate change (An Inconvenient Truth) in 2006. While other building types were early to adopt this concept, hospitality seemed slow to embrace green building design. Today, hospitality design is making noticeable changes to catch up.
Cincinnati experienced a banner year in 2019, with hotel performance reaching peak levels given the diverse base of lodging demand sources. However, since early March 2020, Cincinnati-area hotels have suffered unprecedented declines in demand, similar to most cities in the United States, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, lodging performance has improved in recent months, and significant investments throughout the region are forming a good foundation for market recovery.
The COVID-19 pandemic delivered a substantial blow to Detroit. However, the city had one of the lowest RevPAR declines in 2020 among the top 25 markets, with only four leisure-oriented markets performing better. Is this a sign of Detroit’s famous resiliency, or was it merely the fact that Metro Detroit had less to lose?
In 2020 and early 2021, Anaheim-Santa Ana hotels suffered unprecedented declines in demand, similar to most cities in the United States, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. How does this compare to the last recession? What factors are contributing to the recovery?