All five New York City boroughs were heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The strength of Brooklyn as a commercial center is partly attributed to the downtown core, distinct neighborhoods, public green spaces, and ease of access to/from Manhattan. These factors, combined with the availability of developable land, have continued to boost the Brooklyn market, especially in the post-pandemic period.
In 2023, Portland's hotel demand faced setbacks from public safety concerns and absorption of new hotel supply. However, initiatives like the Hotel Security District and a government task force addressing homelessness signaled change. The opening of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Residences and several upcoming events contribute to a cautiously optimistic 2024 outlook.
Boston is back. The three key demand channels have returned to an approximation of their pre-pandemic levels (conventions and business travel up, leisure down), and the city’s RevPAR has improved to third in the nation, supplanting Miami and various West Coast rivals. Here are ten things to know about the city.
While East Africa’s travel, tourism and hospitality sectors have faced various challenges in recent years, there are encouraging signs of growth, as Hala Matar Choufany, president - HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, points out.
Over the past decade, Sacramento has seen strong economic growth, driven by investment in the Downtown and Natomas submarkets. Fueled by rising costs in the San Francisco Bay Area, businesses and individuals have migrated inland toward the more cost-efficient Sacramento Valley. With several major commercial developments in the works, Sacramento should experience sustained growth in the near term.
As 2023 ends, regional HVS leaders across the globe take a look back at how the global hotel industry fared this year. Overall, operating metrics shined brightly, with revenue growth achieved in most global markets, while investment activity cooled. The investment market is expected to improve in 2024.
The 2023 edition of the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) brought over 300 attendees to the Westin Beach Resort & Spa St. Thomas, USVI, for several days of networking and industry insights from key stakeholders in the region. This article provides key takeaways from this year’s conference.