Insights & Publications

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Recent Insights/Articles

HVS Market Pulse: Downtown Indianapolis

Indianapolis’s hospitality industry is experiencing a new supply boom, a result of continued demand growth across all sectors and an upcoming convention center expansion.

HVS Market Pulse: Reno, Nevada

Is history repeating itself in the Reno market, or has the market diversified enough over the last decade to handle the influx of new supply?

Discovering Possible Off-The-Radar Investment Markets

At the 2019 Phoenix Lodging Conference, the HVS Team heard muted optimism and a view that growth in the next 24 months may vary widely across markets. We would encourage owners to investigate the sometimes overlooked top 50 MSAs that still could experience value appreciation in those 24 months.

Per Diem Rates: Current & Historical Trends

This publication provides an overview of current and historical trends in the federal lodging per diem, with a focus on the per diem rates for the top hotel lodging markets, as defined by STR.

HVS Market Pulse: Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver is experiencing a development renaissance. Instilled with a new sense of confidence by The Waterfront’s ongoing success, Portland’s lesser known neighbor is buzzing with new construction projects, including office, multi-family, retail, and hotels along The Waterfront.

HVS Market Pulse: Colorado Springs, Colorado

With multiple hotels having opened since 2012 and several hotel projects in the pipeline, understanding the current mix of products types and brands is an important part of maximizing market share for both existing and proposed assets.

2019 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA

In the 8th annual Lodging Tax Report, HVS explores the current status and historical trends of lodging taxes in the USA. This updated version provides lodging tax rates/collections on all 50 US states and 150 US cities.

HVS Market Pulse: Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn is renowned not simply for the Brooklyn Bridge, but also for its innovation economics, arts, and eclectic neighborhoods. Expansive commercial and residential development projects have created a new façade for this multi-faceted New York City borough.

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.

2019 in the Caribbean Region: 'Cause Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright

Along the lines of the Bob Marley song, the Caribbean is “alright” despite lingering issues such as post-Hurricane rebuilding, new supply, and Sargassum. Resiliency continues as hoteliers have focused on crisis management and innovative product types to drive tourism and investment in the region.