The Kansas City hotel market has rebounded following the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and high levels of leisure demand and the return of convention activity have driven the recovery. Despite rising construction costs, a number of hotel developments are proposed in Kansas City, signaling an optimistic outlook for the market.
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.
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?
Since early March 2020, Greater Kansas City hotels have suffered unprecedented declines in demand, similar to most cities in the United States, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. How much of an impact has the market experienced, and how quickly can this market recover?
Rod Clough, President – Americas, interviewed Dan McCoy, Managing Director and Senior Partner overseeing the U.S. Heartland region, on February 17, 2021, to discuss the current market dynamics and the outlook for recovery.
Since early March of 2020, Greater St. Louis-area hotels have suffered unprecedented declines in demand, similar to most cities in the United States, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. How far has the greater St. Louis hotel market fallen? How does this compare to the last recession? What will the recovery look like?
The St. Louis hotel market is at an exciting turning point, with several new, lifestyle-oriented properties set to make their mark this year. These new hotels will make a statement for the local hotel scene as this Midwest city’s status as a regional tourism destination continues to grow.
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.