With the pandemic generally in the rearview for the market, Downtown Memphis hotels have yet to recover to occupancy levels realized in 2019. This is attributed to a slow recovery in both corporate and group demand, coupled with significant growth in new supply. However, rising average rates at new hotels have become the saving grace for market RevPAR levels.
Philadelphia fans have an earned reputation for climbing light poles in celebration of major victories. Other fanbases throw octopi on the playing surface in celebration. Different fanbases behave differently. A statement that is acknowledged but rarely discussed in a quantitative way. Using data from Placer.ai, HVS gathered data on fan behavior before and after games for every NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL team and aggregated them by location to enable comparison.
The 2016 Southern Lodging Summit drew a crowd of hoteliers and industry experts to Memphis. While delegates shared optimism about the prospects for growth, the conference shed light on some looming operational challenges facing the region’s hotels.