Demand from a variety of sources has risen in Chicago, pushing occupancy to a ten-year high in 2015. More than 6,000 new rooms are expected in the market over the next three years, though average rates and hotel values should continue to grow.
Major events and tourism boosted occupancy and average rate in the Twin Cities in 2015. Hotels stand to benefit from increased visitation in the years to come, keeping average rates and property values on the rise.
Energy exploration in the Fort Worth Basin is revving up the region’s economy and generating demand for hotels in the Metroplex. Will recent growth in Fort Worth’s energy, commercial, and leisure sectors continue over the long term?
Unemployment and office vacancy has been dropping in Columbus, the state capital and a major center for financial and healthcare services in Ohio. Hotel occupancy hit a record high in 2012, and average rates are gaining ground.
International attention falls on Des Moines, Iowa every four years as the epicenter of the presidential primaries, but the city hosts an unsung stable of big businesses that consistently generate demand for area hotels.
Bed-and-breakfasts and small inns dominate the lodging landscape at Port Townsend. Lodging demand has remained stable since 2004. Infrastructure improvements and marketing efforts will support growth, while additions to hotel supply will temper it.