Hotel Del Coronado – Coronado, CA
U.S.-Canada Trade Fight Would Hurt Both Countries

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.

When is the Next Recession?

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 OTA Battlefield: Legislation to Loyalty

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.

Q1 2018 US Lodging Market Update, Strong Fundamentals

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.

Q1 2018 US Lodging Market Update, Strong Fundamentals

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.

The Unintended Impact of New York City’s M1 Amendment

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.

Modular Buildings Hitting Their Stride in Hospitality

Although already a popular choice for hotel development throughout Europe, in the U.S., modular construction is a growing trend in lodging, particularly in connection with low-rise select and limited-service properties.

Keeping Ground Leases on Solid Economic Footing

Tenants, both original since occupancy inception as well as investment ventures that acquire seasoned leasehold positions, must carefully consider the economic terms of a ground lease and factor into their underwriting the potential for dramatic ground rent increases due in part to resets predicated upon the evolution of a strong real estate submarket. Campaigns Work, but Keep up Vigilance on OTAs

Notwithstanding recent successes because of the brand’s direct-booking campaigns, hotel owners and operators must vigilantly guard against continued attempts by OTAs and home-sharing booking platforms to make inroads into the lodging sector.

Live Like a Local — or Enjoy the Standards of a Hotel

A lack of meaningful home-sharing standards and inconsistent experiences results in daunting challenges to manage guest expectations.

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