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Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2019-Q4

Hotel demand held steady in 2019 however new inventory caused national occupancy to decline by 1 point to 65%. Average rate growth mitigated the impact leading to a virtually flat RevPAR year.

HVS Market Pulse: Detroit, MI

Hotel development in Detroit continues full steam ahead, even as multiple large-scale residential developments are scaled back due to rising construction costs. Is Downtown Detroit prepared for the next round of hotel development within the Motor City?

HVS Market Pulse: Cape Cod

Cape Cod has long been one of the most popular summer destinations in the Northeast, known for its quaint, aptly named, Cape Cod-style homes and world-class seafood, along with unique lodging options. Despite some short-term headwinds, the Cape Cod hotel market is poised for long-term success.

HVS Market Pulse: Minneapolis-St. Paul Lodging Market Perceptions

Albeit often not the winter weather, the lower cost of living, numerous leisure and recreational attractions, and the presence of Fortune 500 companies drives the appeal of the Twin Cities. While 2018 was a record year for the metro hospitality market, 2019 was less profitable for many of the roughly 370 hotels in the hub of the nation’s friendliest state.

Amazon in Music City: The Anticipated Impact on the Lodging Industry

In 2018, Amazon announced the locations for its coveted HQ2. Along with this announcement, the company also disclosed a new Center for Operational Excellence to be built in Downtown Nashville, bringing with it 5,000 new high-paying jobs. But how will this impact the local lodging industry, especially amid a massive number of new hotels flooding the market?

HVS Central Florida 2020 State of the Hotel Market

Orlando has long been distinguished as an iconic vacation destination by continuing its ranking as the No. 1 destination in the United States, according to Visit Florida. Since 2013, Orlando has reigned as the nation’s “Most Visited Tourist Destination.” With multiple factors driving Orlando’s appeal, hotel investors and developers are curious as to what is on the horizon for the hospitality market in Central Florida.

Pandemics and the Lodging Industry

With the Coronavirus scare gaining momentum, this article revisits the 2003 SARS pandemic, seeking insight into the potential impact on individual markets and travel as a whole.

UK Hotel Market Tracker Q4 2019

AlixPartners, STR and HVS have published the Q4 2019 UK Hotel Market Tracker. The Hotel Market Tracker analyses performance, supply and transactions in London and the UK regions.

HVS Market Pulse: Kalispell and Whitefish, Montana

Kalispell and Whitefish act as gateways to Glacier National Park and have benefited from recent tourism growth and developments throughout the region. These two cities, as well as the national park, are the largest drivers of economic growth for Flathead County.

HVS 2020 Hotel Transaction Outlook

With the strength of the U.S. economy, hotel transaction activity should remain strong in the near term; however, as we look further out, things become a little less optimistic. Before we discuss the future, let’s take a quick dive into what happened in the past.
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