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2019 HVS Performance Report: Spa Department

This report is the second annual performance report published by HVS that tracks and monitors spa department performance and profitability.

2020 United States Hotel Industry Outlook

I recently polled our U.S.-based HVS senior consultants to predict the direction of the hotel industry for 2020. While nationwide occupancy is expected to decline slightly, with ADR increasing only minimally, the outlook for the transactions market remains favorable.

Equity Yield Rates Shifting Higher As Interest Rates Decline and Discount Rates Remain Steady

In our most recent review, we found that equity yield rates, on average, have shown a continued trend of decline in the full-service and luxury hotels sector, as well as the lower-tier limited-service sector, with the select-service and upscale limited-service sector showing stability.

Taking the Pulse of the Nation’s Largest Hotel Markets

HVS C&V leaders offer the pulse of their markets heading into the fall season. Out of 23 markets discussed, ten are rated as hot, nine are rated as mild, and the remaining four are rated as cooling.

HVS 2019 Hotel Parking Survey

This report provides a look at what hotels are charging for parking across the U.S. and offers insights on parking garage operations. The survey will be updated annually.

Tap Our Research

HVS Americas publishes several research reports annually that can help you succeed in navigating the tricky waters of today’s hotel investment environment. This article summarizes our key publications.

Navigate the Pitfalls Motel Valuations – Part 2

In Part II of this article, I discuss the importance of diving into local market comparable sales when facing an independent motel valuation. Equally important is knowing the market’s prevalent RRM and sales price per key.

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.

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.

Brands Performance Update

Major public hotel companies recently released their year-end 2018 performance data. Of the 61 brands that report RevPAR statistics, most enjoyed an extended period of high occupancy levels and modest rate growth in 2018.
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