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2022 Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) Key Takeaways

HVS Dubai consultants attended the 2022 Future Hospitality Summit, held September 19-21 in Dubai, which brought together nearly 1,100 hotel owners, investors, operators, brand representatives, and consultants. This article summarizes key takeaways from the presentations and panel discussions held at the conference.

Strong Rate Growth and New Travelers Discovering New York State’s Resort Markets: The Impact of COVID-19 and the Recovery of the Finger Lakes, the Adirondacks, and the Catskills/Hudson Valley Markets

While New York City has been the focus of discussion around the state’s pandemic recovery, the Finger Lakes, the Adirondacks, and the Catskills/Hudson Valley markets have offered some of the biggest surprises. This article looks at how these three resort markets have fared throughout the pandemic, as well as the factors affecting their recent performance.

Conference Takeaways – The Lodging Conference 2022

The halls of the JW Marriott Desert Ridge were buzzing this week as thousands descended upon the Phoenix resort for this week’s Lodging Conference. If you couldn’t make it to the event, here’s a quick recap of what you missed.

Major Residential Developments and Remote Work Trends Lead to New Era for the Bronx

The Bronx’s distance from Manhattan and limited attractions have historically lacked appeal to people relocating to or within New York City. However, the availability of land, particularly along waterfront areas, and lower rent pricing have become catalysts for development over the last several years, bolstered by the popularity of the hybrid work model resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Continued gradual growth, coupled with increasing desirability, has created a resurgence for the Bronx.

HVS Monday Musings: Income Capitalization Approach – The Gold Standard for Valuing Hotels

This article discusses the main hotel valuation techniques briefly.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2022-Q2

In spite of a very soft Q1 in 2022 the RevPAR decline has closed to 11.1% year-to-date through June over 2019 in comparison to the RevPAR decline of 62.3% at year end 2020 over 2019. Canadian airport markets are leading the recovery with occupancy rates while downtown markets are experiencing unprecedented ADRs. The luxury segment is witnessing the greatest ADR growth coupled with still the greatest decrease in market demand. These are definitely interesting times in the hotel industry!

Paid Publication NEHMER & HVS Design Hotel Cost Estimating Guide

Jonathan Nehmer + Associates, Inc. (nehmer) and HVS Design, leading Architecture, Interior Design, and Project Management firms specializing in the hospitality industry, are proud to announce the release of the 2022 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide. The Guide is a comprehensive listing of capital expenditure construction and FF&E costs for hotel renovations.     

Now in its fourteenth year, the 2022 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide evaluates costs in a variety of hotel tiers including Economy, Extended Stay, Midscale, Upscale, Upper Upscale, and Luxury. Within each tier, costs are separated into the categories of Guestrooms; Guest Bathrooms; Guestroom Corridors; Public Areas; Food & Beverage Outlets; Function Space; Recreational Facilities; Infrastructure; and Common Additives. 

The 2022 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide also features estimated percentages for freight and warehousing for each tier along with contributing cost variables. The Guide includes sample schedules for select service renovations (both prototype and custom) and for a full-service renovation.   

The following firms contributed unit cost data to the 2022 Hotel Cost Estimating Guide: Audit Logistics; Benjamin West; Humphrey Rich, Ironstar Construction, Inc., Reliance Construction Company, The Allied Group; and Zerr Enterprises.

The Hotel Cost Estimating Guide is available as a complimentary download.

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Quieting the Noise in Economic Impact Estimates

An assessment of the accuracy of traditional approaches to valuing the economic contribution of convention, sports, and entertainment venues reveals significant limitations of economic impact models that tend to produce noisy and sometimes biased estimates. Venue owners and destination market organizations need improved methodologies to estimate the return on public sector investment in capital improvements, marketing and sales, and venue operations.

Tucson Emerges Strongly from Pandemic, Outlook is Optimistic

In recent years, Tucson has begun to emerge from the shadow of Phoenix. Tucson's temperate winter and spring and its five-star resorts contribute to making tourism the third-largest industry of the local economy. In this article, we provide an overview of Tucson and the recovery over the past two years during the pandemic, provide a snapshot of overall existing supply in both Tucson and Phoenix, and analyze transaction trends in both cities.

Nashville Hotel Market Continues Its Path to Recovery

With the height of the pandemic behind us, we are shifting to a world where COVID-19 is ubiquitous and will be part of everyday life for the foreseeable future. How is this realization affecting the Nashville lodging industry? What segments are experiencing the strongest improvements, what areas are lagging, and are any lodging factors changed permanently? Here, we take a look at Nashville’s lodging recovery as of mid-year 2022.
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