While several new brands have emerged within the limited- and select-service segments over the past decade, the expansion of extended-stay brands was limited prior to 2021, and many of the U.S. hotels within this segment were dated. However, during the last two years, economy and midscale extended-stay brands have experienced a significant expansion.
The destination market of Newport, Rhode Island, has recovered more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic than many other cities in the Northeast. This article highlights the market’s recent performance and outlook.
Austin has enjoyed a strong and resilient lodging market since the Great Recession. But why? This article explores the lodging demand drivers that make Austin one of the most attractive hotel markets in the U.S.
Despite the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and early 2021, the state of Hawaii experienced a historic surge in domestic tourism, driving RevPAR to record levels in 2022. This article explores recent hotel performance throughout the state, as well as the outlook for the future.
Rising interest rates are affecting the transaction market; however, hotels remain an attractive asset class due to improving operational fundamentals and higher returns.
The Kansas City hotel market has rebounded following the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and high levels of leisure demand and the return of convention activity have driven the recovery. Despite rising construction costs, a number of hotel developments are proposed in Kansas City, signaling an optimistic outlook for the market.
This paper presents findings from a survey of business event participants conducted in February and March of 2023. The survey aims to explore changes in the frequency of travel, motivations for travel, and changes in travel behaviors. Results show promising growth in 2023 and that the desire to network with peers and destination appeal are the strongest factors influencing decisions to travel to business events.
Everything is bigger in Texas, even the post-pandemic recovery. Hotel metrics are showing strong improvements, and convention demand should be further bolstered in the future by a new convention facility. As a result, new hotel construction is again vibrant across the Metroplex after a temporary slowdown during the pandemic.
HVS discusses the main hotel transactions that took place in 2022 and looks at the trends in single-asset and portfolio transactions over the years.
In 2022, Boise's convention industry flourished thanks to expanded Boise Airport routes. Despite lacking a large convention hotel, Boise hotels enjoyed a remarkable rise in RevPAR in 2022, with Downtown hotels surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Furthermore, Micron Technology's expansion and the city's growth in tech and commercial development bode well for Boise's economic future.