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Paid Publication NEHMER & HVS Design Hotel Cost Estimating Guide

Jonathan Nehmer + Associates, Inc. (nehmer) and HVS Design, leading Architecture, Interior Design, and Project Management firms specializing in the hospitality industry, are proud to announce the release of the 2022 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide. The Guide is a comprehensive listing of capital expenditure construction and FF&E costs for hotel renovations.     

Now in its fourteenth year, the 2022 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide evaluates costs in a variety of hotel tiers including Economy, Extended Stay, Midscale, Upscale, Upper Upscale, and Luxury. Within each tier, costs are separated into the categories of Guestrooms; Guest Bathrooms; Guestroom Corridors; Public Areas; Food & Beverage Outlets; Function Space; Recreational Facilities; Infrastructure; and Common Additives. 

The 2022 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide also features estimated percentages for freight and warehousing for each tier along with contributing cost variables. The Guide includes sample schedules for select service renovations (both prototype and custom) and for a full-service renovation.   

The following firms contributed unit cost data to the 2022 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide: Audit Logistics; Benjamin West; Humphrey Rich, Ironstar Construction, Inc., Reliance Construction Company, The Allied Group; and Zerr Enterprises.

The Hotel Cost Estimating Guide is available as a complimentary download.

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Quieting the Noise in Economic Impact Estimates

An assessment of the accuracy of traditional approaches to valuing the economic contribution of convention, sports, and entertainment venues reveals significant limitations of economic impact models that tend to produce noisy and sometimes biased estimates. Venue owners and destination market organizations need improved methodologies to estimate the return on public sector investment in capital improvements, marketing and sales, and venue operations.

Tucson Emerges Strongly from Pandemic, Outlook is Optimistic

In recent years, Tucson has begun to emerge from the shadow of Phoenix. Tucson's temperate winter and spring and its five-star resorts contribute to making tourism the third-largest industry of the local economy. In this article, we provide an overview of Tucson and the recovery over the past two years during the pandemic, provide a snapshot of overall existing supply in both Tucson and Phoenix, and analyze transaction trends in both cities.

Nashville Hotel Market Continues Its Path to Recovery

With the height of the pandemic behind us, we are shifting to a world where COVID-19 is ubiquitous and will be part of everyday life for the foreseeable future. How is this realization affecting the Nashville lodging industry? What segments are experiencing the strongest improvements, what areas are lagging, and are any lodging factors changed permanently? Here, we take a look at Nashville’s lodging recovery as of mid-year 2022.

NYU Conference Takeaways: Despite Some Challenges, The Hospitality Sector Is Still Looking Good

The tale of the looming recession was mixed, with some forecasting a shallow, short-lived recession, and others expecting a more significant impact. The overall sentiment remains a positive one, and that cash flow growth should continue. Despite high inflation, other economic markers, such as consumer goods, mortgage default rates, and low unemployment rates, look positive.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2022-Q1

First quarter of 2022 RevPAR more than doubled first quarter of 2021 RevPAR in spite of Omicron. Airport markets had highest occupancy at 48.6% with Resorts trailing on their heels, at 47.2%. Highest ADR was at resorts at $241 up $13 over Q1 2019. Occupancy is still 13 points below 2019 but ADR only has a $5 gap to catch up to 2019 level which is projected to surpass over the summer months.

In Focus: Santorini, Greece

This article provides an overview of Santorini, one of the most visited destinations in Greece, along with the latest tourism and hospitality news from around the island.

HVS Monday Musings: Sports Tourism – A Rewarding Opportunity for Hotels

Sports tourism has uplifted and changed the fortunes of the hotel industry globally after COVID. Read on to know more.

Recovery Outlook for the San Diego Lodging Market

In 2020, San Diego-area hotels suffered unprecedented declines in demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic, similar to most cities in the United States. Since then, many travelers have returned, and the greater San Diego hotel market has rebounded. What has the recovery looked like thus far? What must happen in the next 18 months for the market to reach pre-pandemic performance? What factors will shape the “new normal” for the market?

HVS Market Pulse: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lodging Market

Philadelphia hotels experienced unprecedented declines in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, similar to most top-25 markets in the United States. Considering the city’s large number of demand generators, Philadelphia hotels are well positioned for a recovery, albeit a slow one. How far did the Philadelphia hotel market fall? What factors will shape this recovery?
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