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COVID-19’s Impact on the Silicon Valley Lodging Market

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Francisco Bay Area has been one of the most severely affected markets in the nation. Silicon Valley, despite its status as the technology capital of the world, experienced significant declines in lodging performance because of its historical reliance on higher-rated business travel. This article discusses the changing business dynamics in Silicon Valley and the impact of the pandemic on the local hotel market.

The Region in Numbers

The Middle East consists of a diverse range of hotel markets that are stimulated by varied segments of the demand and investment sphere. Hala Matar Choufany, president of HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, gives us an in-depth look at where the region’s hotel industry stands and what’s likely to unfold in 2022.

Recovery Outlook for the St. Louis Lodging Market

In 2020, Greater St. Louis-area hotels suffered unprecedented declines in demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic, similar to most cities in the United States. Since then, many travelers have returned, and the greater St. Louis hotel market has rebounded. What has the recovery looked like thus far? What must happen in the next 18 months for the market to reach pre-pandemic performance? What factors will shape the “new normal” for the market?

Northeastern Destination Resorts Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

How did destination resorts in the northeastern United States fare during the pandemic? What is the future of this asset class?

HVS Monday Musings: Union Budget 2022: Hits and Misses for Indian Hospitality Sector

This article highlights some of the key announcements in the Union Budget 2022 that will impact the Indian hospitality sector.

ALIS 2022 Takeaways – Our Industry Braces for a Big Year Ahead

ALIS kicked off the 2022 hospitality industry convention season this week with heightened optimism for the sector. Several factors are converging this year that are setting the stage for what may be a year of record-breaking transaction activity.

Mergers & Acquisitions

As the economic recovery continues following the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, the current market is making mergers and acquisitions (M&As) more and more attractive to hotel industry players. This article explores the factors contributing to this trend.

HVS Market Pulse: Arlington, Virginia

Arlington County hotels experienced unprecedented declines in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, similar to most metropolitan areas in the United States. Considering the area’s large number of demand generators, Arlington hotels are well positioned for a recovery, albeit a slow one. How far did the Arlington hotel market fall? What factors will shape this recovery?

Where hospitality is heading

While 2021 has been a turbulent year for tourism, the signs are promising for 2022. Hala Matar Choufany shares her industry forecasts and the trends we should be keeping an eye on in 2022.

Lodging Market Overview: Bend, Oregon

Bend’s strategic location as a drive-to destination in Central Oregon, within driving distance of Crater Lake National Park, Smith Rock State Park, and Deschutes National Forest, made it a bright light during the pandemic and contributed to the local lodging market’s resiliency.