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HVS Conference Takeaways: The Lodging Conference 2023

This article shares our main takeaways from the highly attended 2023 Lodging Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. It was an incredible gathering for our industry, with great ideas and insights shared, deals done, and friendships strengthened. We look forward to next year’s event!

Impact of Recent Interest Rate Increases on Commercial Real Estate Transactions and Pricing

Rising interest rates are affecting the transaction market; however, hotels remain an attractive asset class due to improving operational fundamentals and higher returns.

The Magic Returns to the “Happiest Place on Earth”: Recent Trends and Outlook for the Anaheim-Santa Ana Lodging Market

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.

ALIS Kicks off 2023, with Most Expecting the Year’s Best Days to Come in the Second Half of the Year

Another ALIS is in the books, and a busy one at that, with nearly 3,000 in attendance. If you weren’t one of those lucky thousands, here are our takeaways.

HVS U.S. Development Cost Survey

This research report is a benchmark for development cost across different hotel classes, with research and a compilation of development costs from actual hotel construction budgets, including an illustrated total development cost per room/per product type.

ALIS 2022 Takeaways – Our Industry Braces for a Big Year Ahead

ALIS kicked off the 2022 hospitality industry convention season this week with heightened optimism for the sector. Several factors are converging this year that are setting the stage for what may be a year of record-breaking transaction activity.

ALIS Conference Perspectives

The ALIS Conference came and went this week, bringing Downtown L.A. hotels to life with optimism and hope that normal for the hotel industry is coming in the not-too-distant future. Here are some collective takeaways from our team that was in attendance.

COVID-19’s Impact on the Los Angeles Hotel Market

A record-breaking decade of growth in the Los Angeles hospitality market was brought to a halt by COVID-19 in 2020. A year after the start of the pandemic, we explore the changing dynamics of this market.

COVID-19’s Impact on the Anaheim-Santa Ana Lodging Market

Since early March, Anaheim-Santa Ana hotels have suffered unprecedented declines in demand, similar to most cities in the United States, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. How far has the Anaheim-Santa Ana hotel market fallen? How does this compare to the last recession? What will the recovery look like?

Impact of COVID-19 on the Tucson Hotel Market

As with the rest of the country, the Tucson lodging market has been negatively affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After reaching an all-time peak in performance in 2019, following eight years of nearly year-over-year growth, hotel performance came to a screeching halt in early March when travel restrictions began to take place around the country.
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