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Charlotte Hotels Withstand HB2 Controversy

Despite North Carolina’s House Bill 2 “bathroom law” raising concerns about the area’s economy, data from STR shows that Charlotte’s hotel sector is strong. Occupancies were up 5.6 percent in May from the year prior, and for the first five ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Todd Wynne-Parry has been appointed executive vice president of global acquisitions and development for the recently merged companies, Destination Hotels and Commune Hotels & Resorts, comprising Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Tommie, and Alila Hotels & Resorts. In his ...

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Significant Supply Headed to Major U.S. Markets

Significant Supply Headed to Major U.S. Markets

DENVER—Many of the top U.S. hotel markets realized record performance figures in 2015, continuing an upward trend that has brought about an unprecedented amount of proposed hotel supply. HVS’s annual Hotel Market Connections conference series, which concluded Thursday, June 16, ...

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Top Countries for Hotel Construction

Lodging Econometrics reports that the countries with the largest construction pipelines in the world are the United States with 4,471 projects/551,965 rooms and China with 2,448 projects/549,222 rooms. Following at a distance are: Brazil with 407 projects/70,833 rooms; Indonesia with ...

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Hawkeye Hotels Buys Hotel Modern

Hawkeye Hotels Buys Hotel Modern

NEW ORLEANS—The independent boutique hotel known as Hotel Modern has been sold to Hawkeye Hotels, a privately held hotel group headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa. Hawkeye Hotels purchased the property on Wednesday, June 22. “We are thrilled to have the ...

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Castaway Island in Fiji Reopens Following Renovation

Castaway Island in Fiji Reopens Following Renovation

BRISBANE, Australia—June 1 was a day of celebration on Castaway Island, Fiji, as this private island resort reopened and welcomed guests back following a three-month island clean-up and property renovation following February’s Tropical Cyclone Winston. Resort General Manager Steven Andrews ...

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