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Revamping Fort Lauderdale: Convention Center Expansion and Omni Hotel Development

Fort Lauderdale, a staple South Florida beach destination, is shifting its focus beyond leisure tourism with a $1.3-billion investment in the Broward County Convention Center and adjoining Omni Hotel. Following this project, Fort Lauderdale will position itself as both a vacation destination and a commercial city.

Unique Factors Shaping the Buffalo Lodging Market

The Buffalo lodging market is affected by several unique factors given its location along the Canadian border. In this article, we explore the correlation between Buffalo occupancy and border crossings to the market from Canada, as well as the impact of the exchange rate for the U.S. dollar to the Canadian dollar.

Understanding the Current State of the Hotel Transaction Market

The hotel transaction market continues to face significant headwinds. Nonetheless, there are still many good deals to be had, and with some patience and strategy, long-term returns may match or even exceed an investor’s expectations. This article examines and compares current transaction data to historical activity.

2023 European Hotel Transactions

HVS discusses the main hotel transactions that took place in 2023 and looks at the trends in single-asset and portfolio transactions over the years.

Outpacing and Evolving: Metro Atlanta Hotel Supply Growth

The hotel supply across Metro Atlanta has grown significantly since the onset of the pandemic, particularly as compared to the rest of the nation. In this article, we provide an overview of notable supply and demand trends, both recent and on the horizon.

Tulsa Tourism Is on the Rise

Tulsa’s tourism industry has experienced a strong recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Tulsa experienced record-breaking revenue from tourism in 2022 and 2023, encouraging the local chamber of commerce to focus on sustaining tourism and community-building for the foreseeable future.

Seattle Hotel Market: A Shining Beacon of the Pacific Northwest

In 2023, Seattle was a beacon of renewed strength in the Pacific Northwest given its vibrant concert and sports event calendar, record-breaking cruise season, and $1.9-billion expansion of the Seattle Convention Center. As a result of these factors, Seattle was one of the nation’s best-performing hotel markets during the summer.

Bakersfield's Vibrant Growth & Developments Ahead

The hotel market of Bakersfield, California, thrives year-round due to the area’s robust industrial business and strong manufacturing and distribution industry. Moreover, the city and the surrounding area are poised for major growth, with upcoming developments that will enhance the market’s appeal and attract further demand.

Orlando Hotel Market: Recovery and Evolution

Orlando was one of the first of the top 20 U.S. hotel markets to recover from the pandemic. Going forward, Orlando's hotel demand is expected to be bolstered by the addition of new tourist attractions in the market, increased flight capacities, greater inbound international travel and group bookings, and the recovery of the business segment.

Brooklyn Continues to Blossom in the Post-Pandemic Period

All five New York City boroughs were heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The strength of Brooklyn as a commercial center is partly attributed to the downtown core, distinct neighborhoods, public green spaces, and ease of access to/from Manhattan. These factors, combined with the availability of developable land, have continued to boost the Brooklyn market, especially in the post-pandemic period.
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