Hotels in Fort Lauderdale and the greater market recorded a banner year in 2019. The new decade kicked off a strong start with expectations that the momentum would continue, led by the demand from Super Bowl LIV held in nearby Miami Gardens. However, the onset of COVID-19 in March 2020 brought travel to a sudden standstill across the nation, immediately impacting hotels in the local market.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has significantly impacted lodging markets across the country; however, each submarket has been affected differently, which has largely depended on the supply and demand forces of that submarket. As a renowned leisure destination that has weathered economic downturns and natural/ecological disasters in the past, the Florida Keys has proven to be resilient, and this recovery should be no different.
Each year, HVS researches and compiles development costs from our database of actual hotel construction budgets. This source now provides the basis for our illustrated total development costs per room/per product type.
Recent hotel transactions show investor confidence in this high-barrier-to-entry market near the major metropolitan areas of Baltimore and D.C. This article illustrates the current conditions and lodging metrics of the Annapolis market.
Though historically associated with residential and low-rise commercial buildings, modular construction has gone more upscale in recent years. What are the benefits, and what should hotel developers consider before going modular?
The Niagara Falls, ON, region is seeing another record-breaking year in RevPAR growth. The rise in occupancy and average daily rate is expected to continue with the persistence of the weak Canadian dollar and the rise in US/international travellers.
Demand from a variety of sources has risen in Chicago, pushing occupancy to a ten-year high in 2015. More than 6,000 new rooms are expected in the market over the next three years, though average rates and hotel values should continue to grow.