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Access HVS Boston Key Takeaways

Access HVS Networking Event in Cambridge reveals strengths and challenges for New England markets.

In Focus: Houston, TX

Thanks to energy-driven demand, Houston achieved record occupancy levels in 2014. The recent fall of oil and gas prices and more than 5,000 new rooms on the horizon poses a challenge to market-wide occupancy, though average rates continue to climb.

In Focus: Seattle, WA

Occupancy swung above 75% for Seattle’s hotel industry in 2014, a reflection of the city’s blossoming economy. High demand has also supported strong average rates and rising hotel values.

In Focus: Boston, MA

Commercial, leisure, and meeting and group demand has risen in the Boston market over the past two years, resulting in near-record occupancy levels for hotels. Though new supply is set to arrive over the next 2 years, demand is expected to hold pace.

In Focus: Philadelphia, PA

Occupancy in Greater Philadelphia rose above 67% in 2014, and average rates continue to gain ground. The arrival of new supply in Center City next year is expected to have a minimal impact on occupancy, and rate growth should endure in the near term.

In Focus: Denver, CO

Denver’s growth this year reflects what many hotel developers and owners have been witnessing—as a market for jobs, business, and development, Denver continues to outperform.

2015 HVS Lodging Tax Report - USA

In this 4th annual Lodging Tax Study, HVS explores lodging tax trends in the USA. This updated version provides lodging tax rates/collections in all 50 US states and 150 US cities, and estimates the impact of Airbnb on lodging tax collections.

Market Pulse: Annapolis, Maryland

Average rates are up and supply growth is flat in Annapolis, which bodes well for the city’s overall hotel performance picture. Have local hoteliers been able to reach a better balance between leisure, commercial, government, and group demand?

2014 United States Hotel Franchise Fee Guide

This publication provides the most detailed data on the costs of hotel brands in the U.S. This year’s new methodology utilizes real data for each brand to provide insight and analysis on the specific components which make up a franchise and its fees.

Trends and Opportunities: New England Hotel Market

Over two centuries of transformation have made the region a major center in fields as diverse as aquaculture, education, finance, health care, insurance, high technology, and defense. This article looks at recent trends and prospects for New England.