Despite a somewhat slow rebound when compared to many other major markets, the Washington, D.C. hotel market, inclusive of the luxury hotels, has experienced significant growth since mid-year 2022, led largely by ADR. The luxury market in D.C. has not seen this amount of change in decades, making it an exciting time for the segment. This article explores the recent luxury hotel performance in Washington, D.C.
Despite a demand surge after the reopening of Disneyland, hotel demand in Anaheim-Santa Ana lagged in 2021 due to a muted convention calendar, staffing shortages, and limited Disneyland ticket availability. ADR illustrated strong growth in 2021 and 2022, with further growth expected in 2023 given Disney’s centennial celebrations. Development projects herald a bright future for the area, supported by record transactions and the construction or rebranding of upscale and luxury hotel properties.
On January 25, 2023, the Seattle Convention Center (SCC) is debuting the completion of its expansion, known as Summit, which nearly doubles the capacity of the convention center facilities. This addition is not your average convention center expansion, with numerous unique and energy-efficient design features. This article provides an overview of the new building and its expected impact on the Seattle lodging market.
Southwestern Utah is known for its world-class outdoor recreation offerings, including Zion National Park. However, following the pandemic, the region not only experienced peak demand levels, but also became the first destination market in the world to hold three Ironman Championships within a 13-month period. With the rise in popularity of the region, it has become a focal point for new development.
Following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlanta has continued to thrive as the commercial locus of the Southeast as well as a major leisure destination. The ongoing expansions of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority campus and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, coupled with increases in tourism and commercial development activity, should support continued recovery within the Atlanta lodging market.
After bottoming out from the effects of the pandemic in April 2020 and facing consistent challenges throughout 2020, Cleveland’s hospitality industry has been steadily recovering throughout 2021 and 2022. A full recovery is expected by 2024, led by strong leisure demand and the return of meeting and group demand.
Salt Lake City has historically played second fiddle to larger Rocky Mountain cities such as Denver; however, a new convention hotel, a multimillion-dollar airport expansion, and the state's popularity as a leisure destination in both the summer and winter have elevated Salt Lake City's position from a regional to a national player for hotel investment.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coastal Maine market, including Portland, has experienced a renaissance of leisure travel. This seasonal drive-to market has remained a stalwart of the New England region, while corporate and group-focused urban cores have been slower to rebound. Pent-up demand has catapulted Coastal Maine markets beyond pre-COVID peaks. This article highlights the market’s triumphs and challenges in recent years.
Saudi Arabia is entering an entirely new tourism landscape with its Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives. With a strong economic outlook, a diversification of its economy, and significant governmental support, the hospitality and tourism markets across the Kingdom are expected to thrive over the next decade. In this article, we discuss the most important tourism indicators in the Kingdom.