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Boston & Cambridge Lodging Market Takes a Positive Turn in Q3 – by Sebastian Colella

November 13, 2018

Following a weak second quarter which featured monthly declines in occupancy and rate declines in both April and May, the Boston & Cambridge lodging market bounced back in the third quarter driven by considerable demand and average daily rate (ADR) in August and September. A solid base of group demand helped to increase compression and […]

Tampa Lodging Market: Cause for Optimism – Co-written by Allison Fogarty and Anu Lamichhane

July 20, 2018

Ever since it was first settled and incorporated as a tiny village back in 1849, Tampa’s population has shown a remarkably consistent growth trajectory with its subtropical climate, affordability, and robust local economy continuing to attract new residents from far and wide. Mirroring this population increase is the number of annual visitors making their way […]

College and University Hotels: Five Things for Administrators to Consider When Evaluating Hotel Assets, by Matthew Arrants, ISHC

July 6, 2017

Colleges and Universities that own hotels are different than “typical” hotel owners: they are the largest demand generator for the facilities that they own; often times they are not entirely profit driven; and they’re not experts in the lodging business.  On-campus lodging is often given little attention until the subject is raised by a trustee […]

Caribbean Hotels – Are The Airlines Impacting Occupancy? by Allison Fogarty

May 10, 2017

Considering a trip to an island I haven’t been to recently, and being somewhat flexible in timing, I was startled to realize that, given a reasonable lead time, it would be 25% cheaper to fly to London than to my island destination. Once again, we come up against the hard reality of Caribbean destinations – […]

Downtown Nashville – Time To Hit the Pause Button? by Lana Yoshii

April 26, 2017

Nashville has been blowing and going in recent years: The area MSA’s employment has grown at a 2.8% compounded annual growth rate from 2011 to 2017, as of February 2017. The MSA gains about a 100 new residents every day. The new Music City Convention Center, which opened in May, 2013, was well received, and […]