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Market Pulse: Raleigh, NC

Raleigh’s economy and hotel landscape continued to grow in 2016, despite controversial government measures that affected the entire state. Hotel supply expands to meet demand, and 2017 is expected to be generally positive for the lodging industry.

Market Pulse: Hotel Demand Takes Flight at LAX

Robust passenger volume at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), a new stadium, and strong corporate demand should elevate the market to new heights.

Impact Studies

As brands continually add new product types to fill a niche, hotel operators are becoming more aware of the potential threats from within their brand family.

Key Takeaways: Lodging Conference

These are the key takeaways from the 2017 Lodging Conference.

Las Vegas Casino & Hotel Market Outlook 2017

Las Vegas had 42.3 million visitors in 2015, breaking the previous record set in 2014. The record for number of visitors was broken for the third consecutive year in 2016, with 42.9 million visitors.

HVS Market Pulse: Indianapolis, IN

Occupancy and average rate have risen to peak levels in recent years, but with significant new supply in the pipeline, can Indianapolis maintain its positive momentum?

The Future of Casual Dining: What to Expect

The casual dining industry is losing market share as the popularity of Fast Casual, Quick Service and Fine Dining restaurant continue to grow revenue and consumer interest.

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.

Public Involvement in Convention Center Hotel Financing

Public sector involvement in convention center hotels is common due to high cost of development and lack of private capital for such investments. Many communities provide public subsidies to projects that are not feasible on a purely private basis.

2017 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA

In the 6th annual Lodging Tax Report, HVS explores the current status and historical trends of lodging taxes in the USA. This updated version provides lodging tax rates/conditions in all 50 US states and 150 US cities.