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Hotel Valuation Index : Seattle

The HVI is the authoritative guide to U.S. hotel values, giving hotel stakeholders an educated edge in buying, selling, and holding opportunities. This online tool provides historical and projected values and RevPAR for the Seattle market.

Lodging Market Overview: Bend, Oregon

Bend’s strategic location as a drive-to destination in Central Oregon, within driving distance of Crater Lake National Park, Smith Rock State Park, and Deschutes National Forest, made it a bright light during the pandemic and contributed to the local lodging market’s resiliency.

2021 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA

The tenth annual HVS Lodging Tax Study quantifies the revenue impact of the pandemic over the past year. An analysis of 25 major US markets shows losses totaling approximately $1.3 billion in 2020 from historical levels in 2019. HVS forecasts a loss of $1.45 billion in rooms revenue in 2021 from a baseline scenario with no pandemic. HVS also provides historical data on tax rates and revenues from lodging taxes levied in all 50 States and the 150 largest US cities.

HVS Market Pulse Update - Pacific Northwest

Rod Clough, President – Americas, interviewed Kasia Russell, Managing Director and Senior Partner overseeing the U.S. Pacific Northwest region, on February 3, 2021, to discuss the current market dynamics and the outlook for recovery.

COVID-19’s Impact on the Seattle Lodging Market

Seattle effectively closed for business in early March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Attempts to reignite the local economy have faced multiple setbacks, compounded by 40+ national convention cancellations, the shuttering of the 2020 cruise season, and the substantial decline in inbound domestic and international travel. The effects of COVID-19 on the Pacific Northwest have been nothing short of catastrophic to the hospitality industry.

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?

Taking the Pulse of the Nation’s Largest Hotel Markets

HVS C&V leaders offer the pulse of their markets heading into the fall season. Out of 23 markets discussed, ten are rated as hot, nine are rated as mild, and the remaining four are rated as cooling.

HVS U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2018/19

Each year, HVS researches and compiles development costs from our database of actual hotel construction budgets. This source now provides the basis for our illustrated total development costs per room/per product type.

AAHOA 2019 State of the Hotel Industry

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) convention welcomed nearly 9,000 attendees in its most widely attended event in history. Reportedly, one out of every two hotels in the United States is owned by members of this important association.

HVS U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2017/18

Each year, HVS researches and compiles development costs from our database of actual hotel construction budgets. This source now provides the basis for our illustrated total development costs per room/per product type.

Market Pulse: Seattle, WA

Once defined by grunge music, rainy weather, and Microsoft, Seattle has emerged as one of the most important and innovative epicenters in the country. The immense growth has created challenges, including high home prices, traffic, and homelessness.
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