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Hotel Valuation Index : Austin

The HVI is the authoritative guide to U.S. hotel values, giving hotel stakeholders an educated edge in buying, selling, and holding opportunities. This online tool provides historical and projected values and RevPAR for the Austin market.

A Deep Dive into Wellness Hospitality

Over the past few decades, environmental and social factors, such as modernized living, have been driving the growth of wellness. While hotels are finding different ways to engage in this trend by incorporating wellness-related elements into the guest’s journey, destination spas are taking wellness to the next level with their unique offerings. This article takes a deep dive into wellness-hospitality development and discusses its distinguishing characteristics and key success factors.

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.

Understanding the Resistance to Change Within the Hospitality Industry

What can change leaders do to overcome the resistance to change? Sheetal Singh, Ph.D. and Court Williams, CEO at HVS Executive Search address this question in their latest article in Hotel Business Review.

HVS Market Pulse: Kansas City

Kansas City experiences a wave of new hotel development born by a surge of economic development.

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.

Meet the Money 2017 Key Takeaways

Hotel stakeholders shared a diversity of insights into U.S. hotel industry trends during the lifecycle of a hotel, including development, conversion/repositioning, and disposition.

US Hotel Value Gains Moderate as RevPAR Growth Slows and Cap Rates Rise

Hotel assets continued to appreciate in 2016, but at a more modest pace due to slowing RevPAR growth and a rise in cap rates. The stock market rally following the election has led to cautious optimism about what 2017 will bring.

Hostel Market In America: Potential For Growth

Over the past decade, Europe’s hostel market has shifted from budget-oriented, owner-operated assets to a more corporate model that promotes hostels’ social attributes. Can the success of the European model be replicated in certain U.S. markets?

In Focus: Austin, TX

Job growth in the Austin-Round Rock MSA, especially with respect to highly skilled, highly educated positions, ranks among the best in the nation.

Market Intelligence Report 2013: Austin

Underpinned by emblems of education, government, business, music, and history, Austin’s economy ranks among the best in the nation. New full-service hotels should lead to more convention demand, with hotel performance growth expected market-wide.
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