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In Focus: Houston, TX

Thanks to energy-driven demand, Houston achieved record occupancy levels in 2014. The recent fall of oil and gas prices and more than 5,000 new rooms on the horizon poses a challenge to market-wide occupancy, though average rates continue to climb.

Key Takeaways | 4th Annual HVS Hotel Market Connections

The North American hotel industry is still firing on all cylinders, with year-to-date occupancies at an all-time high. While some markets face challenges from new supply, prospects appear healthy in the near term.

In Focus: Houston, Texas

A booming economy, along with record growth in population and jobs, is bringing about the best lodging market performance in Houston’s history. Can hoteliers count on this growth to last?

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.

Market Intelligence Report 2013: Houston

With demand driven by energy, health care, and shipping, Houston’s hotel market reached historically high occupancy and average rate in 2013. The following article tracks trends in hotel supply, demand, and performance across the city’s submarkets.

The 2012 HVS Regional Hotel Summit Series: A Review

Nearly 500 hotel owners, lenders, brokers, and developers joined with other hotel experts from HVS and major brands to discuss current and future trends in the U.S. hotel industry.

HVS Market Intelligence Report: Houston Hotels in 2012

Energy prices, strong for the past several years and rising in 2012, have driven impressive growth in jobs, commercial space, and other developments in Houston. This growth and major planned projects continue to pump hotel demand into the city.

San Miguel de Allende - A Beacon for the Tourism Potential of Colonial Towns and Villages

The dynamics of San Miguel de Allende’s lodging and tourism market illustrate opportunities for growth for lesser-known towns rich in history, architecture, and culture.

Conquering the Credit Crunch: Part I

Unemployment rates are surging, global stock markets are crashing, commodities are collapsing, and the real estate bubble has finally burst. What moves can hotel developers make during the downturn?