Toledo has long lived in the shadow of its neighbor to the north, Detroit, with an economy steeped in auto manufacturing and industry. The city is known for Jeep, Jamie Farr, and Tony Packo’s, but a thriving lodging market? HVS’s Stacey Nadolny investigates the changing dynamics in her hometown.
With increased tourism and expansions at the convention center and airport, New Orleans’ hotel industry continues to make gains. The bulk of new supply should hit in 2017, before demand again outpaces supply in time for the city’s 300th anniversary.
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.
Hotel values in St. Louis are rising, and RevPAR reached a new high in 2015. A rise in convention bookings, along with expansion efforts aimed at drawing more leisure demand, provide for an optimistic outlook for the city’s hotel industry.
Commercial, leisure, and meeting and group demand has risen in the Boston market over the past two years, resulting in near-record occupancy levels for hotels. Though new supply is set to arrive over the next 2 years, demand is expected to hold pace.
Occupancy in Greater Philadelphia rose above 67% in 2014, and average rates continue to gain ground. The arrival of new supply in Center City next year is expected to have a minimal impact on occupancy, and rate growth should endure in the near term.