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HVS Manhattan Lodging Overview Summary – Q4 2020

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?

HVS Market Pulse: Buffalo, New York

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.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Coachella Valley Lodging Market & Outlook

The Coachella Valley is known for its signature events, including the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. With major events canceled in 2020, how did the market perform? What’s the road for recovery?

Outlook for the Latin American Hotel Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions on domestic and international travel, economic activity, and individual movement are having an unprecedented impact on the lodging and tourism industry in Latin America. While government authorities across the region work to manage restrictions and phased reopening plans, uncertainty prevails over the duration of the global pandemic.

Las Vegas COVID-19 Pandemic Update

Nevada began its emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown on May 9, 2020, after Nevada’s Governor Steve Sisolak authorized certain businesses, including restaurants and retail establishments, to reopen with limitations. Nevada’s casinos were allowed to reopen on June 4, 2020, with restrictions. This article provides an update of the status of the Las Vegas market since Nevada’s casinos were allowed to reopen.

The Reopening of Las Vegas Casinos During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Sisolak authorized certain businesses, including restaurants, barbershops, hair salons, and most retail businesses, to reopen with limitations beginning May 9, 2020, and Nevada began its emergence from the pandemic shutdown. Nevada’s casinos were allowed to reopen on June 4, 2020, with restrictions. While the pandemic is far from over, this article examines some of the differences observed in casinos in the Las Vegas market since reopening and what has been learned thus far.

Amazon in Music City: The Anticipated Impact on the Lodging Industry

In 2018, Amazon announced the locations for its coveted HQ2. Along with this announcement, the company also disclosed a new Center for Operational Excellence to be built in Downtown Nashville, bringing with it 5,000 new high-paying jobs. But how will this impact the local lodging industry, especially amid a massive number of new hotels flooding the market?

Pandemics and the Lodging Industry

With the Coronavirus scare gaining momentum, this article revisits the 2003 SARS pandemic, seeking insight into the potential impact on individual markets and travel as a whole.

Equity Yield Rates Shifting Higher As Interest Rates Decline and Discount Rates Remain Steady

In our most recent review, we found that equity yield rates, on average, have shown a continued trend of decline in the full-service and luxury hotels sector, as well as the lower-tier limited-service sector, with the select-service and upscale limited-service sector showing stability.

Discovering Possible Off-The-Radar Investment Markets

At the 2019 Phoenix Lodging Conference, the HVS Team heard muted optimism and a view that growth in the next 24 months may vary widely across markets. We would encourage owners to investigate the sometimes overlooked top 50 MSAs that still could experience value appreciation in those 24 months.