In the past three years, the city of Richmond has seen significant growth in RevPAR, outpacing the regional area and the state of Virginia in the post-pandemic recovery period. This article provides an overview of Richmond’s hotel performance and demand sources.
This week marked the 45th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, with the industry’s leaders descending on the Marriott Marquis Times Square to discuss the future of lodging. This article provides the key takeaways from HVS attendees.
The Norfolk-Virginia Beach lodging market was growing rapidly when the pandemic struck in early 2020. The momentum quickly resumed, and a healthy recovery ensued in 2021, with hotel performance surpassing 2019 RevPAR levels by the end of the year. Going forward, ADR is expected to continue on a healthy track, while occupancy will temper.
Another exceptional Hunter Conference is in the rearview mirror, with much thanks to Lee Hunter and his team, as well as the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, for pulling off a terrific event. Never a dull moment in the hotel industry, which is why many of us never leave the sector, with attendees having such varied opinions on how this year may play out.
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.
The tale of the looming recession was mixed, with some forecasting a shallow, short-lived recession, and others expecting a more significant impact. The overall sentiment remains a positive one, and that cash flow growth should continue. Despite high inflation, other economic markers, such as consumer goods, mortgage default rates, and low unemployment rates, look positive.
As the economic recovery continues following the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, the current market is making mergers and acquisitions (M&As) more and more attractive to hotel industry players. This article explores the factors contributing to this trend.
Arlington County hotels experienced unprecedented declines in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, similar to most metropolitan areas in the United States. Considering the area’s large number of demand generators, Arlington hotels are well positioned for a recovery, albeit a slow one. How far did the Arlington hotel market fall? What factors will shape this recovery?
The NYU Investment Conference arrived five months late this year, but it was worth the wait. The event attracted over 1,000 registered participants eager to hear from a stellar lineup of the global industry’s top leaders and influencers, and it kicked off in a bustling Times Square on the same day U.S. airports reopened to fully vaccinated international travelers.