In this article, Luigi shares what he believes to be some of the most important factors that must be considered in the acquisition or development of a hotel, which ultimately lead to a property’s financeability, profitability, and long-term success.
Thanks to energy-driven demand, Houston achieved record occupancy levels in 2014. The recent fall of oil and gas prices and more than 5,000 new rooms on the horizon poses a challenge to market-wide occupancy, though average rates continue to climb.
In this article, we seek to understand and quantify, through analysis, the impact of a major renovation on a hotel’s occupancy and rate penetration and, ultimately, the effect on income and net present value.
With demand driven by energy, health care, and shipping, Houston’s hotel market reached historically high occupancy and average rate in 2013. The following article tracks trends in hotel supply, demand, and performance across the city’s submarkets.
Energy prices, strong for the past several years and rising in 2012, have driven impressive growth in jobs, commercial space, and other developments in Houston. This growth and major planned projects continue to pump hotel demand into the city.
Mexico City is one of the most densely populated and developed urban areas in the world. How will rising foreign direct investment amplify the dynamics of the city’s office and lodging markets in the wake of the recent recession?