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Recent Trends in Vacationland: The Ebb and Flow of the Coastal Maine Lodging Market

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coastal Maine market, including Portland, has experienced a renaissance of leisure travel. This seasonal drive-to market has remained a stalwart of the New England region, while corporate and group-focused urban cores have been slower to rebound. Pent-up demand has catapulted Coastal Maine markets beyond pre-COVID peaks. This article highlights the market’s triumphs and challenges in recent years.

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.

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 Monday Musings: The Road to Net-zero in the Indian Hotel Industry

Despite increased efforts, the Indian hotel industry's sustainability initiatives are still limited to hotel operations. Hotels are often criticized for their conspicuous consumption and a concerted effort to reduce consumption and waste across the board is now needed. Read on to know 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.

Challenging Trends Currently Facing Hospitality Executive Teams

As the hospitality industry reopens, organizations face challenges that include labor shortages, rampant inflation, and soaring demand. An active mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market and widespread global instability are compounding the issues, forcing executive teams to find innovative ways to survive and thrive.

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.