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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 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.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2019-Q3

RevPar growth across Canada is flat through the third quarter of 2019. On a provincial level, BC leads the pack with over 3.0% growth with Quebec on its heels at 2.5%. Newfoundland struggles to absorb new supply with a near 6.0% decline and Manitoba's softer market leads to a 3.0% decrease.

HVS Market Pulse: Madison, Wisconsin

After experiencing year-over-year RevPAR growth since 2010, hotel supply in Downtown Madison has finally caught up with demand; however, the outlook remains positive given the diverse industries and breadth of demand generators in the market.
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