HVS Publishes Surveys of Major and Mid-Market U.S. Hotel Transactions in 2008

Transactions of hotels selling for $10 million and above (major) and less than $10 million (mid-market) continued to go through in 2008, though at much-depressed levels compared to previous years.

April 7, 2009: HVS, a leading hospitality consulting and appraisal firm, has published two surveys documenting hotel transactions in calendar year 2008. The HVS 2008 Survey of Major U.S. Hotel Transactions covers hotel sales of $10 million and above. The HVS 2008 Survey of Mid-Market U.S. Hotel Transactions covers hotel sales between $3.0 and $9.99 million.

“2008 sales of single assets totaling $10 million or more were less than half the number recorded in 2007 in the U.S.,” said Amy Beam, HVS Director of Hotel Transactions. “Percentage-wise, mid-market transactions, which include many limited- and select-service hotels, as well as older full-service properties, fared better. But there’s no question the economy and the lack of lending have taken a toll.”

“The first quarter was the strongest for both major and mid-market transactions in 2008,” said Beam, “with the decline in sales as the year pressed on closely mirroring the decline in the national economy. Even in the major hotel transactions category, only four sales were over $100 million, compared to dozens of nine-figure deals in 2005, 2006, and 2007.”

The HVS 2008 Survey of Major U.S. Hotel Transactions includes an overview of hotel sales price trends over the past 18 years, as well as details on the top sales, the major buyers and sellers, and the major mergers and portfolio sales in 2008. Both surveys include a listing of all transactions with asset name, location, number of rooms, month of sale, total sales price, price per key, and buyer and seller.

Both surveys are now available for purchase online at http://www.hvs.com/Bookstore. Simply follow the “Buy Now” feature under the respective report. The price of the HVS 2008 Survey of Major U.S. Hotel Transactions is $600. The HVS 2008 Survey of Mid-Market U.S. Hotel Transactions is priced at $500. A copy will be e-mailed to you during normal business hours (Monday through Friday) after your payment has been approved. For more information regarding these surveys, please contact Amy Beam at abeam@hvs.com.

HVS is a global consulting and services organization focused on the hotel, restaurant, shared ownership, gaming, and leisure industries. Information within these surveys was taken from our extensive database of sales transactions. HVS serves as conduit for the data but does not assume responsibility or liability for data accuracy, usability, or confidentiality related to the surveys.


Amy Beam
HVS Director of Hotel Transactions
2601 Sagebrush Drive
Suite 101
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Phone: +1 214.629.9728
Email: abeam@hvs.com