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Recent Insights/Articles

NYU Conference Takeaways: Cautious Optimism Turns to Caution

The 41st NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference wrapped up on June 4, 2019, and the overall sentiment of the event was one of caution, a shift from a sentiment of cautious optimism at conferences earlier in the year.

Key Takeaways from the 2019 South East Asia Hotel Investor’s Summit (SEAHIS)

Key takeaways from this year’s South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit (SEAHIS) at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok, which HVS proudly sponsored for the third consecutive year.

How to Add Value to Your Hotel Asset

Although it may seem that a hotel’s value is fixed and determined solely by external forces, in actuality there are hundreds of opportunities to make adjustments that result in value enhancements.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2019-Q1

Absorption of new inventory of rooms across the country is putting downward pressure on national occupancy; average rate continues to grow, albeit at a slower pace.

Navigate the Pitfalls Motel Valuations – Part 1

In Part 1 of this series, I discuss the importance of deriving a proper revenue estimate for valuations of independent, budget motels and testing its reasonableness against the norms for the neighborhood and market.

HVS Market Pulse: Spokane, Washington An Emerging Meeting-and-Group Destination

Spokane is becoming a national meeting-and-group destination following the convention center’s expansion and the opening of a new headquarters hotel in 2015. A greater variety of groups and events are attracted to Spokane, with 2019 tracking to be a record year for the city.

AAHOA 2019 State of the Hotel Industry

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) convention welcomed nearly 9,000 attendees in its most widely attended event in history. Reportedly, one out of every two hotels in the United States is owned by members of this important association.

HVS Market Pulse: State of Hawaii

Hotels in the state of Hawaii reached record RevPAR levels in 2018, supported by continued growth in visitation.

HVS Market Pulse: Houston, Texas

The Houston lodging market has experienced significant fluctuations in recent years, driven by increases in supply, an energy recession, a Super Bowl, two MLB post-season runs, and one of the costliest natural disasters of all time. In this article, we look at where we go from here.

HVS Market Pulse: Fresno, CA

From Sacramento to Bakersfield, Central California is known as the “Food Basket of the World.” As the most populated city in the in the Central Valley, Fresno is the epicenter of California’s agriculture industry and the commercial, financial, and cultural hub of the region.