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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.

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?

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.

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.

HVS Monday Musings: Hotel Development Feels the Heat of Rising Input Costs

The Indian hotel sector is reeling under the pressures of rising input costs, which is affecting not only operations but also hotel development plans. Read on to know more.

The Expo Effect – What to Expect from Dubai 2020

Hala Matar Choufany, President of HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, examines how the world's famous event Expo 2020 will change the shape of Dubai’s hotel market.

The Investment Life Cycle of a Hotel

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the effect it has had on lending and new development in the hospitality industry, it may be beneficial to review the basics and walk through the investment life cycle of a hospitality asset. This guide is intended to be a helpful reference for a seasoned hospitality professional, a student looking to break into the industry, and anyone in between.

HVS Market Pulse – Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City is well positioned for a strong recovery. Several office, hospitality, and residential projects downtown are ongoing and should support a swift recovery and continued growth in a post-pandemic environment. The addition of a convention center headquarters hotel, a potential bid for a future Winter Olympics, a new terminal and expanded airport, a favorable business climate, and proximity to the mountains are factors that are contributing to an overall positive long-term outlook.