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U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2016/17

Each year, HVS researches development costs from our database of actual hotel construction budgets, industry reports, and franchise disclosure documents. These sources provide the basis for our range of component costs per room.

Market Pulse: Toronto Airport Strip, ON, Canada

The YYZ hotel market has been capitalizing on growth in airport traffic. Hotel revenue growth is expected to shift from occupancy gains to rate increases as occupancy levels remain high and capital improvements to lodging facilities are completed.

Market Snapshot: Asia Pacific 2017

The Market Snapshot: Asia Pacific 2017 highlights an overview of transaction activity in the region and presents 13 markets’ current hospitality landscape; each covering demand and supply dynamics, hotel performances, and key transactions.

The Impact of the September 2017 Hurricanes on the Islands of the Caribbean

In what appears to be a dynamic and active hurricane period, one of the busiest and most destructive season in decades, some of the islands of the Caribbean have witnessed destruction and evacuations like they’ve never seen before.

HVS Market Pulse: Charlotte, NC

Even with some 50 new hotels in Charlotte’s pipeline, the area is poised for continued growth in occupancy and average rate, with commercial and residential developments expected to continue to boost hotel demand.

2017 Hotels in India: Trends & Opportunities

The Trends & Opportunities Report analyses the key hospitality trends, highlighting 13 Indian markets. The report also presents existing and future opportunities in the hospitality industry of interest to investors, developers and hotel operators.

HVS Market Pulse: Silicon Valley

Bolstered by demand from the tech industry, the greater Silicon Valley lodging market continues to achieve record RevPAR levels. However, with the entrance of new hotels, supply has begun to outpace demand, with further developments in the pipeline.

Taiwan Hotel Market Update

Amid a decline in Chinese tourists, Taiwan was still able to compensate this loss by expanding the scope and diversity of its tourism economy. Who are the major source markets? And what did Taiwan do to manage this situation?

2016/17 United States Hotel Franchise Fee Guide

The HVS U.S. Hotel Franchise Fee Guide provides a comparative review of various hotel franchises based on their applicable franchise fees.

Top 6 Hotel Success Factors

In this article, Luigi shares what he believes to be some of the most important factors that must be considered in the acquisition or development of a hotel, which ultimately lead to a property’s financeability, profitability, and long-term success.