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Redesigning Hospitality

Interview with Hala Matar Choufany on redesigning hospitality in the Middle East during the Gulf travel show.

Third-Quarter Brand Performance Update: Summer Helps Industry Gain from Q2 Shutdown Lows

HVS compiled the Q3 2020 performance statistics of brands reported by public companies. The data reflect the gains made during the post-lockdown summer months versus a very low Q2; however, with leisure travel slowing in the current and coming quarter, coupled with the increasing COVID-related restrictions, this trend may be short lived.

COVID-19’s Impact on Values

Since mid-summer, we have re-appraised 140 hotels that we valued in the years and months leading up to the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Not every hotel has lost value, but value declines have predominantly fallen in the range of 15% to 30%.

COVID-19’s Impact on the San Diego Lodging Market

Since early March, greater San Diego-area hotels have suffered unprecedented declines in demand, similar to most cities in the United States, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. How far has the San Diego hotel market fallen? How does this compare to the last recession? What will the recovery look like?

2020 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA

The ninth annual Lodging Tax Study also looks forward and assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This analysis of 25 major US markets illustrates the depth of the impact on the hospitality industry and projects a pattern of recovery over the next few years. HVS also provides historical data on tax rates and the collection and distribution of revenue from lodging taxes levied in all 50 States and the 150 largest US cities.

U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2020

Each year, HVS researches and compiles development costs from our database of actual hotel construction budgets. This source provides the basis for our illustrated total development costs per room/per product type.

COVID-19’s Impact on the Denver Lodging Market

Since early March, metro Denver-area hotels have suffered unprecedented declines in demand, similar to most cities in the United States, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. How far has the Denver hotel market fallen? How does this compare to the last recession? What will the recovery look like?

Property Taxes Post COVID-19

Following waves of asset of appreciation, the pendulum has swung, and many hotels will be facing significant value declines in the current economic climate. As owners look for every way to reduce operating expenses, they should remain vigilant to pending fluctuations in real property assessment levels and proactive on appealing their assessments, if warranted.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the European Hotel Sector

A review of how European hotels have been affected by COVID-19 thus far and a forecast of the expected recovery over the next few years. This article also explores the factors that will influence willing buyers and sellers and looks at different scenarios to assess the evolution of EBITDA and value ranges. Note: This article first appeared in Bird & Bird's quarterly newsletter.

Critical Components of an Effective “Order to Appoint a Receiver” – From the Lender’s Perspective

It is inevitable – many hotels will go into receivership and/or foreclosure in the coming months. Some owners cannot afford to fight any longer, some lenders cannot kick the can down the road any longer, or any number of other reasons will start them down this path.
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