While New York City has been the focus of discussion around the state’s pandemic recovery, the Finger Lakes, the Adirondacks, and the Catskills/Hudson Valley markets have offered some of the biggest surprises. This article looks at how these three resort markets have fared throughout the pandemic, as well as the factors affecting their recent performance.
The Bronx’s distance from Manhattan and limited attractions have historically lacked appeal to people relocating to or within New York City. However, the availability of land, particularly along waterfront areas, and lower rent pricing have become catalysts for development over the last several years, bolstered by the popularity of the hybrid work model resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Continued gradual growth, coupled with increasing desirability, has created a resurgence for the Bronx.
Cincinnati experienced a banner year in 2019, with hotel performance reaching peak levels given the diverse base of lodging demand sources. However, since early March 2020, Cincinnati-area hotels have suffered unprecedented declines in demand, similar to most cities in the United States, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, lodging performance has improved in recent months, and significant investments throughout the region are forming a good foundation for market recovery.
The Hampton Roads area has historically benefited from strong leisure and tourism demand, government activity at the area’s military facilities, and corporate travel. Since early March 2020, however, the Hampton Roads lodging market has suffered a decline in demand, like most metropolitan areas in the United States, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. How much of an impact has the market experienced, and how quickly can this historically stable market recover?
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.
Since March 2020, Boise hotels have suffered unprecedented declines in demand, similar to most cities in the United States, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Which factors affected 2020 hotel performance, and what key elements are expected to influence hotels in the Treasure Valley’s capital? What will the recovery look like?
The New York City borough of Manhattan has historically been among the strongest, most diverse, and most dynamic hotel markets in the world. Now almost one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, sustained business closures in New York City have resulted in little to no improvement in lodging performance since the pandemic began. When will New York begin to see meaningful recovery, and how long before the lodging performance returns to pre-pandemic levels?
The Downtown Buffalo lodging market is almost unrecognizable from where it was just a decade ago. This article reviews how the market has changed, discusses the impact of the pandemic and related economic recession, and looks to what is next for the Nickel City.