The 2023 edition of the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) brought over 300 attendees to the Westin Beach Resort & Spa St. Thomas, USVI, for several days of networking and industry insights from key stakeholders in the region. This article provides key takeaways from this year’s conference.
The pandemic’s prolonged impact on the New Orleans hospitality market exacerbated a slow period in the convention cycle. However, New Orleans remains a popular leisure destination, with new upscale hotel supply and renovations to demand generators. Market participants are confident that demand growth in 2024 and 2025 will help the city recover to its pre-pandemic metrics.
The Florida Panhandle remains popular among hotel developers and investors given the strength of the market in the post-pandemic period. An easy-to-reach destination for drive-to and out-of-state travelers alike, this Gulf Coast region has been a hotbed of activity for construction and transactions in the traditional-model hotel space since the summer of 2020.
While several new brands have emerged within the limited- and select-service segments over the past decade, the expansion of extended-stay brands was limited prior to 2021, and many of the U.S. hotels within this segment were dated. However, during the last two years, economy and midscale extended-stay brands have experienced a significant expansion.
India's amusement & theme parks industry is still nascent, accounting for only a minuscule global market share, however, demand in this segment is expected to increase in the future. Read on to know more.
Following the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the effects of COVID-19, the U.S. Virgin Islands achieved the highest percentage increase in visitors between 2019 and 2022 of any Caribbean nation. This article explores tourism trends in this growing Caribbean destination.
The greater Tampa Bay lodging market is thriving, as evidenced by rising RevPAR levels, the entrance and subsequent absorption of significant new guestroom inventory, several high-profile transactions, and numerous exciting development projects in the market’s pipeline.
Nicknamed “the Magic City,” Miami has maintained its position as a world-class destination despite the national economic challenges experienced since 2020. Hotels in the greater Miami-Dade market have continued to realize year-over-year growth in both average daily rate and occupancy over the last several years.
Hotels in Fort Lauderdale and the greater market recorded a banner year in 2019. The new decade kicked off a strong start with expectations that the momentum would continue, led by the demand from Super Bowl LIV held in nearby Miami Gardens. However, the onset of COVID-19 in March 2020 brought travel to a sudden standstill across the nation, immediately impacting hotels in the local market.
Over the past year, the Albuquerque and New Mexico market have suffered unprecedented declines in demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These declines have been driven by more restrictive state-imposed limitations on travel and business operations, especially for hotels. As the state begins to emerge from COVID-19 restrictions, we examine the recovery outlook.