The U.S. Hotel Industry Cruises into 2015

Demand is up, average rates and occupancy are on the rise, and supply appears to be well absorbed. Interest rates remain down and capital can be had for the right hotel projects. For hoteliers, 2015 looks like the healthiest time in almost a decade.
Russ Rivard, MAI, a Managing Director and Partner with the HVS Dallas office, oversees site inspections, analyses, and valuations of hotels throughout the South Central U.S., with a special emphasis on limited- and select-service properties and portfolios. Russ earned his master's degree in Operational Management from the University of Arkansas. He is a certified general appraiser in Texas and surrounding states. Contact Russ at (214) 766-5394 or


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