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Almost Home: The Boston Hotel Market Approaches a Recovery

Boston’s hotel market came up strong in 2022, exceeding expectations. Despite anticipated recessionary impacts in 2023, a full recovery is on the horizon for this market.

Valuing Hotels Amid Rising Capital Market Costs: A Case Study

Although current capital market terms are putting downward pressure on values, the full impact of these conditions is tempered by the expectation of a return to more favorable terms in the relatively near future. The opportunity to refinance in the near-to-mid term provides an equity investor with a return of a portion of their initial investment, which supports a lower blended discount rate—and higher value—than indicated by a weighted average cost of capital based on current mortgage terms.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2022-Q3

Given the high average rates achieved over the last quarter, Nationwide RevPAR is now onpar with 2019 through the month of September. Average rates need to be held firmly to continue onpar as Business Travel and Meeting and Group are not back yet.

In Focus: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

This article provides an overview of Cortina d'Ampezzo, one of the most prominent ski resorts in Italy and host, together with Milan, of the upcoming 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Besides examining the historical tourism trends and the latest news, the article tries to assess the short- and long-term impact of the Olympic Winter Games on the destination.

Total Spend Can Be Your Friend

Revenue managers should think like options traders. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent recovery taught hotel operators that average daily rates can be extremely volatile. Revenue-management strategies focused on total guest spend can help mitigate the risk involved in achieving RevPAR share through a high ADR. Management companies need to incorporate techniques and practices to evaluate all possible revenue-generating strategies.

Enhance Your Hotel Team’s Autism Awareness

Autism awareness is an effort HVS supports by engaging with Autism Double-Checked, an organization that provides education and training about this disability. We encourage you and your hotel operations team to contact them and learn more.

HVS U.S. Lodging Tax Report

This study examines the current status and historical trends of lodging taxes and policy trends in the US and analyzes lodging tax rates and revenues across a broad range of US cities. It includes lodging tax rates/collections on 150 US cities and all 50 US states.

A Review of Equity Yields and Discount Rates in a Post-COVID Environment

Equity yields and discount rates remain at or below pre-COVID levels; however, rising debt costs will result in changing investor return expectations.

Hotel Performance Analysis – What Is It, and How Could It Improve Your Hotel Operation?

In the post-COVID-19 world, the hospitality industry has had to reevaluate and adjust how it does business. From shifting market segments, to redeploying sales teams, to addressing operational challenges, hoteliers have been forced to evolve as they continue the path to recovery. Our Hotel Performance Analysis can help.

On Track for Recovery in Indianapolis

Following the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indianapolis’s hospitality and tourism industries, a recovery is well underway, led by leisure demand generated by the city’s sporting and entertainment events and the return of meeting and group demand.