In the two years since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. hotel industry has made significant progress toward recovery. U.S. hotels recaptured 83 percent of pre-pandemic RevPAR levels in 2021, and are expected to surpass the pre-pandemic comparable in 2023 on a nominal basis, according to STR and Tourism Economics’ latest forecast released earlier this year. Occupancy will likely exceed 2019 levels next year as well. Amid this resurgence in demand and revenues, hoteliers are looking to strategically position their assets and align themselves with the right partners to make the most of the opportunities ahead. This year, LODGING takes a look at more than 50 management companies that are working to help hotels recover and thrive in 2022 and beyond.
Editor’s note: The following list is in alphabetical order. All numbers are for the 2021 calendar year, U.S. only.
Davidson Hospitality Group is a full-service hospitality management company comprised of 78 hotels and resorts, over 187 restaurants, bars, and lounges, and nearly 1.5 million square feet of meeting space across the United States. An operator for Hilton, Hyatt, Kimpton, Marriott, and Margaritaville, Davidson offers an entrepreneurial management style and mentality that provides the personalized service of a small company enhanced by the skills of a larger company. Davidson has four operating verticals: Davidson Hotels, Pivot, Davidson Resorts, and Davidson Restaurant Group.