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Robert Mandelbaum is Director of Research Information Services for CBRE Hotels Research. He can be contacted at robert.mandelbaum@cbre.com. The Q3 2020 edition of Hotel Horizons for the U.S. lodging industry and 65 major markets can be purchased by visiting: https://pip.cbrehotels.com.
COVID-19

Mixed Messages: COVID and Economic News Impacting the Performance of the U.S. Lodging Industry

While the surge in COVID-19 infections during the last few months of 2020 dampened expectations through the first half of 2021, news of effective vaccines solidified the projections that U.S. lodging industry recovery would...
Money

A Tight Ship: Hotel Operators Adapt and Survive in 2020

Faced with the greatest declines in revenue since the 1930s, U.S. hotel operators in 2020 have demonstrated their ability to adapt to difficult market environments and squeeze the greatest efficiencies from their operations. Through...
COVID-19 Market Report

The Cost of COVID-19: Owners Face a Severe Hit to Their Fiscal Health

The COVID-19 virus has had an extreme negative impact on the U.S. lodging industry. According to CBRE’s June 2020 edition of Hotel Horizons, lodging demand in the United States will decline by 37 percent...
Hotel insurance costs rise

Costs on the Rise: Hotel Insurance Represents a Growing Expense for Hoteliers

As of the writing of this article, we are still evaluating the long-term impact that COVID-19 is having on the U.S. lodging industry. Owners and operators are discussing the potential use of business interruption...
Resort fees

Matter of Transparency: Resort Fees Are a Growing Source of Revenue

The 11th edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI) defines resort fees as "mandatory fees charged at either a flat amount or a percentage of the room rate." These...
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