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Hotel Valuation Index : St. Louis

The HVI is the authoritative guide to U.S. hotel values, giving hotel stakeholders an educated edge in buying, selling, and holding opportunities. This online tool provides historical and projected values and RevPAR for the St. Louis market.

Taking the Pulse of the Nation’s Largest Hotel Markets

HVS C&V leaders offer the pulse of their markets heading into the fall season. Out of 23 markets discussed, ten are rated as hot, nine are rated as mild, and the remaining four are rated as cooling.

The Suite Spot for Family Travel: Development Insights for Attracting Summer Travel Demand

As the summer travel season sets in, millions of families across the United States are setting out on their annual road trips. My family, fresh off a Spring Break trip from St. Louis to New Mexico and back, will be among those millions on our planned summer excursion to the Rocky Mountains.

Tap Our Research

HVS Americas publishes several research reports annually that can help you succeed in navigating the tricky waters of today’s hotel investment environment. This article summarizes our key publications.

HVS Market Pulse: Destination Downtown St. Louis

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.

Public Involvement in Convention Center Hotel Financing

Public sector involvement in convention center hotels is common due to high cost of development and lack of private capital for such investments. Many communities provide public subsidies to projects that are not feasible on a purely private basis.

Market Pulse: Bermuda, the Host Island for CHICOS 2017

The 35th America’s Cup in 2017, increased air capacity, and government incentives have helped Bermuda’s growing tourism industry and have spurred developer interest in building new luxury hotels on the island.

Market Pulse: St. Louis, MO

The gateway city’s hotel market is amid a steady expansion and continues to present attractive investment opportunities.

In Focus: New Orleans, LA

With increased tourism and expansions at the convention center and airport, New Orleans’ hotel industry continues to make gains. The bulk of new supply should hit in 2017, before demand again outpaces supply in time for the city’s 300th anniversary.

In Focus: Austin, TX

Job growth in the Austin-Round Rock MSA, especially with respect to highly skilled, highly educated positions, ranks among the best in the nation.

In Focus: St. Louis, MO

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.
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