Insights & Publications

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Recent Insights/Articles

HVS Market Pulse: Kalispell and Whitefish, Montana

Kalispell and Whitefish act as gateways to Glacier National Park and have benefited from recent tourism growth and developments throughout the region. These two cities, as well as the national park, are the largest drivers of economic growth for Flathead County.

HVS 2020 Hotel Transaction Outlook

With the strength of the U.S. economy, hotel transaction activity should remain strong in the near term; however, as we look further out, things become a little less optimistic. Before we discuss the future, let’s take a quick dive into what happened in the past.

Hotel Values Moderate, Cap Rates Stable

Supported by lower interest rates, transaction activity held up during a year of uncertainty. This article addresses recent trends in hotel sales and capitalization rates, the course of hotel values since the last downturn, and the outlook for 2020.

HVS Ease of Doing Business in Indian Hospitality Sector

Ease of doing business in India has improved significantly in past few years due to reforms by the Government. However, approval & licensing requirements in hospitality sector is still very complex compared to global peers. Reforms in this direction are necessary to induce fresh capital in sector.

Tough year ahead for UK hoteliers with key issues to tackle

HVS London has identified five key issues that hotels need to consider as we move into the new decade, including the fact that travellers are now expecting a more personal service, the issue of corporate responsibility and the importance of attracting and retaining good staff.

HVS Global Hotel Industry Outlook - Ushering in a New Decade

The Global Hotel Industry Outlook report provides expert insights into regional performance for Asia, Canada, Europe, India, Mexico, Middle East, and the United States

HVS Industry Statistics Update – Q4 2019

The Industry Statistical Update shows key economic metrics that relate to the hotel industry’s recent performance and near-term forecast.

2019 HVS Performance Report: Spa Department

This report is the second annual performance report published by HVS that tracks and monitors spa department performance and profitability.

2020 United States Hotel Industry Outlook

I recently polled our U.S.-based HVS senior consultants to predict the direction of the hotel industry for 2020. While nationwide occupancy is expected to decline slightly, with ADR increasing only minimally, the outlook for the transactions market remains favorable.

HVS Market Pulse: Boise, Idaho

Boise’s influx of new hotels since 2016 resulted in a year of absorption in 2019. This article reviews Boise’s current economic projects, tourism trends, the impact of the hotel development pipeline, and the per-diem rate increase in 2019, as well as the outlook for 2020.