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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.

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.

U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2018/19

Each year, HVS researches and compiles development costs from our database of actual hotel construction budgets. This source now provides the basis for our illustrated total development costs per room/per product type.

HVS Market Pulse: Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia’s hospitality industry and overall economy are expected to continue to be spurred by a recent tax incentive, strength of area businesses, and growing tourism.

How Many Rooms Is Too Many?: Per-capita Demand and the Hotel Cycle

It pays to be mindful of how a decline could affect individual markets and where unaccommodated demand might pop up in the ensuing recovery.

HVS Industry Statistics Update – Q3 2019

The Quarterly Market Pulse shows key economic metrics that relate to the hotel industry’s recent performance and near-term forecast.