Stadium entertainment districts have been gaining in popularity since their inception in the early 2000’s. They can generate revenue for teams, enhance the event experience for the attendee, and generate increased tax revenue for cities. However, does the existence and creation of districts encourage the development of entertainment amenities around arenas and stadiums, and does it encourage the usage of these amenities before and after events?
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected hotels in the greater San Antonio market since early March 2020, similar to most cities in the United States. How far has the San Antonio hotel market fallen? When is group demand expected to rebound? What will the recovery look like?
Following nearly a decade of revitalization and growth, COVID-19 delivered a significant blow to Milwaukee similar to what was felt in nearby urban Midwestern cities. Despite Milwaukee’s longstanding history as a manufacturing powerhouse, as well as its strong financial and healthcare sectors, COVID-19 caused hotel demand to fall by 58% and ushered in a wave of work-from-home culture and major event cancellations. Where does Milwaukee go from here, and what was the impact of event cancellations?
While Lambeau Field, the home field of the Green Bay Packers, has been around since the 1950s, the area surrounding it has undergone many transformations over the past decade given the success of the NFL team. In this article, we examine the market’s historical trends, the impact of the pandemic, and the outlook for Green Bay.
Nevada began its emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown on May 9, 2020, after Nevada’s Governor Steve Sisolak authorized certain businesses, including restaurants and retail establishments, to reopen with limitations. Nevada’s casinos were allowed to reopen on June 4, 2020, with restrictions. This article provides an update of the status of the Las Vegas market since Nevada’s casinos were allowed to reopen.
During the three years preceding the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Las Vegas had entered a cycle of new development after the prolonged recovery from the 2008 Great Recession. The ongoing construction of major demand generators throughout the closure period is important to the eventual recovery of the Las Vegas market. This article summarizes the available information regarding the status of major tourism-related projects in the Las Vegas market.
In 2018, Amazon announced the locations for its coveted HQ2. Along with this announcement, the company also disclosed a new Center for Operational Excellence to be built in Downtown Nashville, bringing with it 5,000 new high-paying jobs. But how will this impact the local lodging industry, especially amid a massive number of new hotels flooding the market?
After experiencing year-over-year RevPAR growth since 2010, hotel supply in Downtown Madison has finally caught up with demand; however, the outlook remains positive given the diverse industries and breadth of demand generators in the market.
Home of the Blues, Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll, Bluff City, and Grind City, Memphis is a city with many names, ingrained with history, art, music, and southern cuisine. A new record of over 12 million people visited the city in 2018 to experience the Memphis culture.
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.