U.S. Hotel Viewpoint | Are Hotels a Hedge Against Inflation in the Modern Era?

U.S. Hotel Viewpoint | Are Hotels a Hedge Against Inflation in the Modern Era?

The inflation effect is only statistically significant in luxury hotels. In fact, luxury hotels seem to benefit directly from inflation.
Hotels Owners Interested in Interest

Hotels Owners Interested in Interest

To analyze the impact that declining EBITDA levels had on the ability of hotel owners to pay their interest expense, CBRE studied a sample of 1,121 hotels that reported interest payments in their operating statements for the years 2019 and 2020.
Controlling Telecommunication Costs

Controlling Telecommunication Costs

Although telecommunications costs account for a small percentage of expenses, data during 2015 through 2019 revealed a significant upward trend in telecom related expenditures. To achieve more efficient hotel operations and survive the changing landscape, hotel owners and operators are finding new ways to control telecommunications expenses.
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US Hotels State of the Union - July 2022 Edition

US Hotels State of the Union - July 2022 Edition

A Pictorial Update on Our Latest Thoughts and the Facts and Figures Influencing Our Industry
Long-Run (1946-2020) Effects of Inflation on Hotel Operating Performance

Long-Run (1946-2020) Effects of Inflation on Hotel Operating Performance

The inflation effect on hotel revenues and expenses was statistically significant. Read on to see if revenues or expenses were more closely tied to inflation.
Information and Telecommunications Costs

Information and Telecommunications Costs

Just as technology has become more ubiquitous throughout our lives, it is now impacting guest service and hotel operations throughout all departments in a hotel. To provide more exposure to the growing costs associated with hotel information and technology systems, the 11th edition of the Uniform System of Account for the Lodging Industry added a discrete undistributed department to capture these expenses.
How Do Changes in the 10-Year Treasury Rate Affect Hotel Capitalization Rates

How Do Changes in the 10-Year Treasury Rate Affect Hotel Capitalization Rates

A concern among commercial real estate investors (especially hotel investors because of the high sensitivity to macroeconomic conditions) is a rate-driven economic slowdown that threatens property income growth. This article addresses the sensitivity of hotel cap rates to changes in the 10-year.
US Hotels State of the Union May 2022 Edition

US Hotels State of the Union May 2022 Edition

A Pictorial Update on Our Latest Thoughts and the Facts and Figures Influencing Our Industry
Hotel Property Taxes - An Opportunity to Cut a Cost

Hotel Property Taxes - An Opportunity to Cut a Cost

U.S. hotel property tax expenditures declined by 13.0% from 2020 to 2021. This decline put 2021 property taxes 9.9% below 2019 levels.
Maldives Hotel Market Outlook & Prospects 2022

Maldives Hotel Market Outlook & Prospects 2022

Following a pandemic-induced downturn in 2020, international visitation to the Maldives rebounded strongly in 2021, rising by 138% year-on-year.
The Energy Price Threats to Hotel Demand

The Energy Price Threats to Hotel Demand

During periods of elevated energy prices concerns about leisure and business travel stagnation become real. Travel requiring overnight accommodations is highly and predominantly discretionary. Leisure travel expenditures give way to necessities when energy prices spike.
U.S. Hotels State of the Union March 2022 Edition

U.S. Hotels State of the Union March 2022 Edition

A Pictorial Update on Our Latest Thoughts and the Facts and Figures Influencing Our Industry
Hotel Insurance – A Largely Uncontrollable Cost

Hotel Insurance – A Largely Uncontrollable Cost

To analyze recent changes in hotel insurance costs, and the factors that influence those changes, we examined the operating statements of 3,156 U.S. hotels that reported insurance expenses for the Trends® survey each year from 2015 through 2021 (estimated).
Kuala Lumpur Market Outlook & Prospects 2022

Kuala Lumpur Market Outlook & Prospects 2022

Aside from its standing as Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the nation’s biggest economic contributor and main business centre, home to many corporate offices across finance, insurance, real estate, technology and media.
U.S. Hotels State of the Union February 2022 Edition

U.S. Hotels State of the Union February 2022 Edition

A Pictorial Update on Our Latest Thoughts and the Facts and Figures Influencing Our Industry