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Economy and Hotel Sales Improve in the Second Quarter of 2003

This article highlights how the economy and hotel sales move in tandem. Starting in May of this year, right after President Bush announced the combat portion of the war in Iraq over, the economy and hotel sales started to improve.

Brisbane Market Analysis 2003

A detailed analysis of historic supply and demand trends and market performance, as well as a market outlook including projections for supply and demand and occupancy and rate performance.

The Ups and Downs of Operating Leverage

During 1996, hotel values in some parts of the U.S. increased by as much as 60 percent. To someone unfamiliar with the concept of hotel operating leverage, this enormous rise seems impossible.

Understanding Economic Life

Economic life is the period when improvements to a property contribute to property value. Hotels and motels have a definite life span of postive cash flow.

Sydney Market Analysis 2003

A detailed analysis of historic supply and demand trends and market performance, as well as a market outlook including projections for supply and demand and occupancy and rate performance.

Napa Market Overview

The Napa hotel market derives a large portion of its guestroom demand from throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. While the economic vitality of all nine counties in the San Francisco Bay Area has the most direct impact, Napa is also a region

San Diego Market Overview

While the nation’s hospitality industry limped through 2001, there were several cities across the nation that fared reasonably well in spite of the malaise caused by the national economy slowdown and the events of September 11th. San Diego, also know

West Hollywood, California: Market Update for 2002

West Hollywood is a popular destination and known to be one of the trendiest cities in California, with the entertainment industry wrapping the city in an aura of celebrity.

California

The State of California represents a powerhouse within the U.S hospitality industry and we would like to take this opportunity to provide an overview of the state’s key markets during the current challenging operating environment.

Santa Barbara Market Overview

The outlook for the lodging market in Santa Barbara is fairly sunny. As a whole, the Santa Barbara–Santa Maria area finished 2001 at 68.2% occupancy, only 2.2 percentage points down from its 70.4% occupancy finish in 2000.
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