In response to rising demand for unique designs, developers are turning to adaptive reuse as a means of creating one-of-a-kind hotels. Historic building conversions come with their own sets of challenges, balanced by potential rewards.
Asheville’s hotel industry thrives on tourism, though other demand segments have been making headway. A rise in occupancy and average rate over the past several years is expected to continue, driving hotel development in the city’s downtown.
Hotel values in St. Louis are rising, and RevPAR reached a new high in 2015. A rise in convention bookings, along with expansion efforts aimed at drawing more leisure demand, provide for an optimistic outlook for the city’s hotel industry.
Major events and tourism boosted occupancy and average rate in the Twin Cities in 2015. Hotels stand to benefit from increased visitation in the years to come, keeping average rates and property values on the rise.
Each year, HVS researches development costs from our database of actual hotel construction budgets, industry reports, and franchise disclosure documents. These sources provide the basis for our range of component costs per room.
The conference keyed in on ways for independent hotels to gain ground in today’s market, from financing avenues to booking channels. Changes in consumer behavior, with tastes favoring the hotel “experience” more than price or brand, were a highlight.
Thanks to energy-driven demand, Houston achieved record occupancy levels in 2014. The recent fall of oil and gas prices and more than 5,000 new rooms on the horizon poses a challenge to market-wide occupancy, though average rates continue to climb.