Category: Real Estate

Finance and Development, Real Estate

Pause or proceed? COVID-19 considerations for hotel development

May 11, 2020

Via: Hotel Management

As 2020 got underway, the hotel cycle was at the peak of expansion with relatively sound fundamentals, albeit slowing growth. Seemingly overnight, the industry enters a downward spiral the likes of which have never been seen before. Demand falls off […]

Finance and Development, Real Estate

Airbnb must adapt to changing consumer habits in a post-COVID-19 travel industry, says GlobalData

April 28, 2020

Via: Hospitality Net

Following the news that many travelers have had to cancel Airbnb reservations; Rheanna Norris, Associate Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on how traveler priorities are likely to change when international borders are reopened: […]

Finance and Development, Financial, Real Estate

Why Airbnb Made a Big Mistake by Ditching Its Marketing – Fast Company

April 16, 2020

Via: Hotel News Resource

To save money, Airbnb halted all its marketing activities at the end of March in order to save an estimated $800 million in 2020. In this, it’s not alone. When a crisis hits, a company’s marketing budget is usually the […]

Finance and Development, Real Estate

STR: U.S. hotel construction up 6.8% in January

February 13, 2020

Via: Hospitality Net

STR’s hotel pipeline data for the U.S. showed 1,615 projects accounting for 208,807 rooms in construction as of the end of January 2020. This represented a 6.8% year-over-year increase in the number of rooms in the final phase of the […]

Finance and Development, Real Estate

Why more hotels are owned by franchisees

February 5, 2020

Via: Hospitality Net

The last decade has seen a continued shift in hotel ownership. In 2010, roughly 70% of branded hotels were franchised operations. By 2019, that figure rose to roughly 80%. Major hotel brands have led the charge. Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, […]

Finance and Development, Real Estate

U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline Finishes 2019 Trending Upward

January 27, 2020

Via: Hospitality Net

At the close of 2019, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that the total U.S. construction pipeline continues to grow with 5,748 projects/708,898 rooms, up 4% by projects and 6% by rooms year-over-year (YOY). The pipeline has now completed its […]

Finance and Development, Real Estate

Why 2020 will be the “Year of Airbnb”

December 30, 2019

Via: Hospitality Net

Over the past decade, the alternative accommodation sector has experienced huge growth. This has been driven by the meteoric rise and proliferation of online travel agencies, spearheaded by Airbnb, that have very effectively tapped into a huge well of pent-up […]

Finance and Development, Markets, Real Estate

Friday Thoughts: Getting in at the ground floor

December 5, 2019

Via: Hotel Management

Ground rent or ground lease deals have been moving into the mainstream with great effect at companies such as PPHE Hotel Group, putting them into a strong position in the London market, which they and their shareholders are appreciative of. […]

Finance and Development, News, Real Estate

Airbnb has removed thousands of listings in Boston as new rule takes effect

December 4, 2019


Airbnb is eyeing a major IPO next year, but this year it faces escalating regulation in cities across the country. The home-sharing company had to comply on Sunday with strict new regulations in Boston that require hosts to register their […]

Finance and Development, Hotels, Markets, Real Estate, Travel

Greenwood Hospitality adds 5 boutique hotels to portfolio

December 3, 2019

Via: Hotel Management - All Stories

Greenwood Hospitality Group assumed management of five hotels in Monterey, Calif. The properties, all owned by Inns of Monterey, together added 359 rooms to the operator’s portfolio. “I’ve known [Greenwood Hospitality Group principal] Bill Kohl for years, and we have […]