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Lodging Review – Philadelphia, PA – May 2017

The Philadelphia regional hotel market has experienced generally balanced growth over the past decade. From 2010 through 2016, the city’s hotel market has proved to be resilient and has been in full rebound mode for all metrics. Since the low […]

Focus on Hotel Construction Costs 2017

Last year, 2016, marked a year of transition for the overall U.S. hotel market, as the major performance indicators of occupancy and rate growth moderated, and new hotel development accelerated. The hotel pipeline remains robust as new hotels are constructed […]

Lodging Review – Chicago, IL – April 2017

As of year-end 2016, Chicago retains its position as one of the more desirable hotel investment markets in the Midwest. The Chicago MSA is one of the country’s largest travel destinations with substantial tourist and business travel generating major meeting […]

Charlotte Lodging Overview – Year End 2016

Looking back on 2016, the Charlotte lodging market had another record-breaking year despite notable challenges. RevPAR was up 6.6 percent over 2015, placing Charlotte among the top metro markets nationally in year-over-year RevPAR growth.

This comes in the face of some […]

U.S. Lodging Industry Overview – March 2017

Half Empty or Half Full: Is This What Stable Looks Like?
The U.S. lodging market recorded another record year in 2016. Despite moderating national performance, increasing supply, and inconsistent local trends, which were of concern for industry participants, the U.S. hotel […]

Energy’s Impact on the Hotel Industry

Over the last decade, the energy sector had a profound effect on the hospitality industry, and it remains a significant economic driver in many markets today. The oil industry, in particular, has invigorated local economies, adding thousands of jobs and […]