Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Francisco Bay Area has been one of the most severely affected markets in the nation. Silicon Valley, despite its status as the technology capital of the world, experienced significant declines in lodging performance because of its historical reliance on higher-rated business travel. This article discusses the changing business dynamics in Silicon Valley and the impact of the pandemic on the local hotel market.
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?
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed at risk the substantial investment of state and local governments in the tourism and hospitality industries. Publicly funded destination marketing organizations (“DMOs”), tourism agencies, and convention centers face budget shortfalls, staffing reductions, and growing financial uncertainty. Targeted federal aid is urgently needed to support DMOs, tourism agencies, and convention centers whose work is critical to the recovery of vital sectors of the US economy.
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?
Richmond was recently rated among the world’s top tourism destinations, and leisure demand remains a pillar of the city’s hotel industry. Corporations, government institutions, and conventions are also driving occupancies and interest in new supply.
Wildfires ravaged lives and infrastructure on the northwest of Colorado Springs, setting off a scramble for hotel rooms. As the city rebuilds, major projects—including multimillion-dollar hotel renovations—aim to put the local economy back on track.
Wounded by the strikes against the national economy, Portland’s hotel market has suffered since 2008. But the city’s resourcefulness and diverse commercial and government base should help it make the most of an economic recovery.