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HVS COVID-19 Impact on Lodging Tax Revenues

Based on patterns of recovery following the two most recent recessions, HVS projected the lodging tax revenues of 25 US urban markets. Compared to a baseline scenario without the pandemic, HVS estimates combined lodging tax losses across these markets could range from $4.4 to $6.1 billion. Losses of this magnitude will force stakeholders to consider steps such as debt refinancing or seeking alternative revenue streams until the hospitality industry recovers from this pandemic.

Amazon in Music City: The Anticipated Impact on the Lodging Industry

In 2018, Amazon announced the locations for its coveted HQ2. Along with this announcement, the company also disclosed a new Center for Operational Excellence to be built in Downtown Nashville, bringing with it 5,000 new high-paying jobs. But how will this impact the local lodging industry, especially amid a massive number of new hotels flooding the market?

Pandemics and the Lodging Industry

With the Coronavirus scare gaining momentum, this article revisits the 2003 SARS pandemic, seeking insight into the potential impact on individual markets and travel as a whole.

HVS Market Pulse: Madison, Wisconsin

After experiencing year-over-year RevPAR growth since 2010, hotel supply in Downtown Madison has finally caught up with demand; however, the outlook remains positive given the diverse industries and breadth of demand generators in the market.

HVS Market Pulse: Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver is experiencing a development renaissance. Instilled with a new sense of confidence by The Waterfront’s ongoing success, Portland’s lesser known neighbor is buzzing with new construction projects, including office, multi-family, retail, and hotels along The Waterfront.

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 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.

Possessory Interests in Hotel Real Estate

Possessory interests result from unique circumstances. Understanding its origin and purpose is necessary when performing a possessory interest appraisal. This article describes possessory interest and provides valuation methodology guidance.

HVS Market Pulse: Baltimore Ascending

Baltimore has come a long way over the last 20 years, developing a tourism infrastructure and experience for leisure and convention visitors that is impressive.

HVS Market Pulse: Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. remains a top draw for leisure, convention, business, and government demand, with market-wide RevPAR ranking among the highest in the nation. Convention activity and tourism continue to grow, pushing the overall market performance.
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