The Raleigh market achieved historically high levels of economic activity and visitation in 2019. However, after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, the market suffered significant declines in business activity and hotel demand, similar to most metropolitan areas across the country. How did Raleigh sustain through the height of the pandemic? What is the market experiencing as it emerges from the pandemic, and what does the future look like for this state capital?
Rod Clough, President – Americas, interviewed Managing Director, Charleston overseeing the Carolinas and Coastal Georgia, on June 10, 2021, to discuss the current Charleston market dynamics and the outlook for recovery.
Three U.S. major professional sports teams—the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League, Las Vegas Aces of the Women’s National Basketball Association, and Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League—are based in Las Vegas. The importance of sporting events for the Las Vegas market extends beyond serving as the home for these professional teams. The return of sports will contribute to Las Vegas’ eventual recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Raleigh’s economy and hotel landscape continued to grow in 2016, despite controversial government measures that affected the entire state. Hotel supply expands to meet demand, and 2017 is expected to be generally positive for the lodging industry.
Asheville’s hotel industry thrives on tourism, though other demand segments have been making headway. A rise in occupancy and average rate over the past several years is expected to continue, driving hotel development in the city’s downtown.