Las Vegas’s 38.8 million total visitors in 2022 was roughly 91.3% of 2019 levels and only 4.1 million below the peak number of visitors in 2016. Gaming revenue for Clark County in 2022 was $12.8 billion, a new record for the market. Statistics from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reflect 43.6 million total occupied room nights for Las Vegas in 2022, 20.6% more than in 2021. This article examines the latest trends and developments relevant to the Las Vegas hospitality market.
Following the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the effects of COVID-19, the U.S. Virgin Islands achieved the highest percentage increase in visitors between 2019 and 2022 of any Caribbean nation. This article explores tourism trends in this growing Caribbean destination.
The St. Louis lodging market was growing when the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March 2020 and derailed its momentum. A healthy recovery ensued in 2021, and by year-end 2022, the city’s hotel performance was back on track. Although headwinds remain, the outlook is positive, as investments throughout St. Louis are paving the way for strength in the hotel market.
This article briefly recaps the 2018 and 2021 zoning changes in New York City as they relate to hotel development.
Nicknamed “the Magic City,” Miami has maintained its position as a world-class destination despite the national economic challenges experienced since 2020. Hotels in the greater Miami-Dade market have continued to realize year-over-year growth in both average daily rate and occupancy over the last several years.
Hotels in the Houston area faced a significant RevPAR decline in 2020, and at the beginning of 2023, the market is again contending with uncertainty surrounding rising inflation, risk of a potential economic slowdown, and volatility in its largest industry. In this article, we take a look at Greater Houston lodging recovery thus far and the outlook for the future.
The Niagara Falls lodging market is rapidly recovering after the devastating pandemic-induced RevPAR decline of 72.9% in 2020. The market-wide RevPAR has reached 97% of the 2019 level in 2022 and is projected to reach 112% in 2023. ADR growth is leading the recovery.
The Detroit lodging market continues the road to recovery, with RevPAR levels nearing pre-pandemic levels due to the ADR rebound. Improving economic conditions, multiple large-scale developments, and the continued popularity of Detroit as a leisure destination are expected to support occupancy growth throughout 2023.
Despite a somewhat slow rebound when compared to many other major markets, the Washington, D.C. hotel market, inclusive of the luxury hotels, has experienced significant growth since mid-year 2022, led largely by ADR. The luxury market in D.C. has not seen this amount of change in decades, making it an exciting time for the segment. This article explores the recent luxury hotel performance in Washington, D.C.
The Magic Returns to the “Happiest Place on Earth”: Recent Trends and Outlook for the Anaheim-Santa Ana Lodging Market
Despite a demand surge after the reopening of Disneyland, hotel demand in Anaheim-Santa Ana lagged in 2021 due to a muted convention calendar, staffing shortages, and limited Disneyland ticket availability. ADR illustrated strong growth in 2021 and 2022, with further growth expected in 2023 given Disney’s centennial celebrations. Development projects herald a bright future for the area, supported by record transactions and the construction or rebranding of upscale and luxury hotel properties.