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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.

U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2018/19

Each year, HVS researches and compiles development costs from our database of actual hotel construction budgets. This source now provides the basis for our illustrated total development costs per room/per product type.

HVS Market Pulse: Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia’s hospitality industry and overall economy are expected to continue to be spurred by a recent tax incentive, strength of area businesses, and growing tourism.

The Growth of Micro Hotels in North America

This article provides insight into the unique design of micro hotels, where demand is growing, and why these properties are a favourable investment to meet the growing demand of millennial travellers.

HVS Industry Statistics Update – Q3 2019

The Quarterly Market Pulse shows key economic metrics that relate to the hotel industry’s recent performance and near-term forecast.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2019-Q2

The hotel industry in Canada continues through midyear with solid demand and ADR growth. PEI leads the provinces in demand growth and British Columbia continues to trump ADR growth.

Las Vegas Casino & Hotel Market Outlook 2019

Continuing development of numerous gaming, lodging, and entertainment venues will enable the Las Vegas market to retain its status as a premier destination. This article examines trends and market developments affecting the Las Vegas hospitality market.

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.

Generation Z: What Do They Want from their Hotel Stay Experience?

Generation Z currently comprises more than a quarter of the U.S. population and delivers a hefty contribution to the economy. They may not be booking hotel rooms yet, but they already have a significant impact on their parents’ choices of accommodation.

Navigate the Pitfalls Motel Valuations – Part 2

In Part II of this article, I discuss the importance of diving into local market comparable sales when facing an independent motel valuation. Equally important is knowing the market’s prevalent RRM and sales price per key.
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