U.S. Lodging Industry Overview – Mid-Year 2018

The hotel industry continued to set records in the first half of 2018; even as revenue growth moderated, the overall performance exceeded expectations. While room revenue surged in the first half of the decade, growth rates since 2016 have softened, […]

U.S. Lodging Overview – Year-End 2017

2018 – Is the Cycle Waning, Steady, or Just Beginning?
By the end of the year, the U.S. hotel industry performance neither disappointed, nor did it delight. Investors had been expecting slowing rate growth and a contraction in occupancy. However, the […]

U.S. Lodging Industry Overview – September 2017

Late Cycle, Soft Landing, or Extra Innings – You Pick the Metaphor
Despite the anticipated trends including the opening of new hotels, the softening of occupancy, and the pressure on average growth all coming to fruition, the U.S. hotel industry continues to […]

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 […]