The annual HVS Market Connections conference in Denver, CO revealed positive trends in supply, demand, performance, and transaction dynamics in top North American hotel markets.
Nationwide, occupancy hit a new high in July 2015, surpassing the prior peak set two decades earlier (emphasis is mine – Dave Hogg). As demand continues to outpace new supply across the U.S., the upward trend is expected to continue through 2018.
As of September, more than 3,500 hotels—approximately 430,000 rooms—were in the planning or construction stages of development in the U.S. (This new supply is expected to moderate the growth in Average Daily Rate and Occupancy after 2018. – Dave Hogg)
For major hotel transactions (representing a price of $10 million or higher), 993 properties totaling 155,275 rooms were sold through the trailing-twelve-month period ending in June 2015. At approximately $250,000, the average price per room has reached an all-time high for these major transactions.
See more at: http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/Article/16729/HVS-Positive-signs-for-North-American-hotels#sthash.4FHtWXYa.dpuf
Adapted by Dave Hogg from a September 23, 2015 article in Hotel News Now