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The Impact of COVID-19 on Hotel Values

The COVID-19 pandemic and the related restrictions on travel, business activity, and individual movement are having an unprecedented impact on our industry and economy. Hotel owners, operators, lenders, and investors are all facing greater challenges than ever anticipated, as they grapple with plummeting occupancy, average rate (ADR), and RevPAR and seek solutions to mitigate the impact on EBITDA.

The Importance of Financial Relief for the Hotel Industry

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having a profound impact on the hospitality industry, as travel restrictions, limits on large gatherings, the closure of restaurants and bars and, perhaps most influential, fear of the virus, have brought travel—and most other aspects of hospitality—to a virtual halt.

COVID-19 and the European Hotel Sector

While a great deal of uncertainty exists about the eventual spread of COVID-19, experience to date in China, other Asian countries and now Europe indicates that a global pandemic is underway. Interruptions of supply chains could exacerbate a global economic slowing down.

Pandemics and the Lodging Industry

With the Coronavirus scare gaining momentum, this article revisits the 2003 SARS pandemic, seeking insight into the potential impact on individual markets and travel as a whole.

HVS Market Pulse: Perspectives on the New York City Lodging Market 2019 – a Review of the Supply Side

Supply growth has been the dominant headline for the New York City lodging market over the past decade. The number of hotel rooms in the city increased from 66,000 in 2007 to 99,000 in 2018, a 50% increase in inventory.

NYU Conference Takeaways: Cautious Optimism Turns to Caution

The 41st NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference wrapped up on June 4, 2019, and the overall sentiment of the event was one of caution, a shift from a sentiment of cautious optimism at conferences earlier in the year.

Yield Management: Offensive and Defensive Strategy

The first signs of market saturation are often found in the average rate trends. Why? The short answer to this question is yield management.

HVS Market Pulse: Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. remains a top draw for leisure, convention, and government demand, with market-wide RevPAR ranking among the highest in the nation. Convention demand and tourism continue to grow, helping to push the market’s overall performance.

HVS Market Pulse: Perspectives on the New York City Lodging Market

There is no doubt that New York City is down, but it is important to understand the market fundamentals behind the current trends; specifically, what is going wrong, what is going right, and when the trends will be reversed.

Three Key Takeaways | 2015 HELP - Hotel Equity & Lender Perspectives Conference

Hotel experts and stakeholders convened in Boston to present positive trends in U.S. hotel lending, development, performance, and values. For Boston-area hoteliers, the potential impacts of a 2024 Olympics bid took center stage.
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