While timeshare companies have historically focused on resort properties, over the past 20 years the demand for urban assets has increased considerably.
The hotel industry is in the midst of one of the longest up cycles in recent decades. Buoyed by a strong economy and robust demand, the fundamentals of the industry stand on solid footing.
A significant share of a hotel’s profits gets spent on labor, making it the most expensive line item in a property’s budget.
Given the unique nature of hotel operations, in reality they can never stabilize. Hotel facilities are more than bricks and mortar real estate; they are also going business concerns that house extensive amounts of furniture, fixtures and equipment, all of which are inextricably intertwined.
A strained relationship between the U.S. and Canada represents a mutually assured threat to economic drivers that in turn will exert negative pressure on the demand for hotel accommodations within both nations.
Fear of recession always lurks behind a strong economy, particularly during prolonged recovery periods, which the U.S. has been experiencing for what is now almost a decade.
The struggle to persuade guests to book direct instead of through an online travel agency is ongoing, but hoteliers have a number of factors working in their favor.
The LW Hospitality Advisors (LWHA) Q1 2018 Major U.S. Hotel Sales Survey includes 57 single asset sale transactions over $10 million, none of which are part of a portfolio.
The US lodging industry continues to enjoy the benefits of strong economic fundamentals as metrics on spending, global trade, and various manufacturing indices signal that America’s economy is poised for further growth.
Although restricting hotel development in M1 zones is not anticipated to reduce historical contributions of the sector, it is projected that over the long term, impeding new hotel development will reduce the potential economic and social benefits to NYC.