The Florida Panhandle remains popular among hotel developers and investors given the strength of the market in the post-pandemic period. An easy-to-reach destination for drive-to and out-of-state travelers alike, this Gulf Coast region has been a hotbed of activity for construction and transactions in the traditional-model hotel space since the summer of 2020.
While Panama City Beach’s 27 miles of white sand beaches and emerald blue waters have remained unchanged since the 1950s, this market’s identity and economic landscape have undergone many transformations over the last two decades. This destination’s willingness to transform, its flexibility in the face of hardship, and the natural beauty of its beaches and beyond are what make Panama City Beach a truly resilient market with virtually unlimited development potential.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions on domestic and international travel, economic activity, and individual movement are having an unprecedented impact on the lodging and tourism industry in Latin America. While government authorities across the region work to manage restrictions and phased reopening plans, uncertainty prevails over the duration of the global pandemic.
Tourism remains a cornerstone for Charleston, with Condé Nast readers ranking the city the top destination in the U.S. and the world. Other developments across the range of Charleston’s economy are also driving hotel demand and average rates.
Corpus Christi’s economy is buttressed by tourism, an expanding international port of shipping and trade, and an energy industry that has realized enormous growth over the past few years. How have improving economic conditions affected area hotels?