Many hotel-business experts believe an industry downturn is at hand.
Some say it will happen as soon as next year. Others expect business to slow in 2021.
So, is the forecasted slowdown based on fact, an economic algorithm, or is it more of a gut feeling?
In this episode of Lodging Leaders we try to answer this question. We also find out what hotel owners should be doing today to prepare for a slowing of business tomorrow.
We talk to Mark Woodworth and Robert Mandelbaum, analysts with CBRE Hotels Americas Research; Paul Breslin of consulting firm Horwath HTL; and Susan Barry of Hive Marketing, who offers tips on how to get your hotel recession ready.
Extended-stay hotels are weathering the coronavirus crisis better than their transient cousins, according to reports. The Highland Group’s half-year report shows economy and mid-priced extended-stay hotels are faring better than upscale extended-stay accommodations. Second-quarter earnings reports from companies such as Extended Stay America prove the resiliency of the sector, especially when sales teams shift their focus to new prospects such as college students, leisure travelers who value the kitchen and essential workers in it for the long haul. Long Live Lodging examines what gives extended-stay its muscle in a weak economy. This report is part of our ongoing coverage of the coronavirus crisis and its impact on the hotel industry.
Almost overnight, the roadside motel is a hot commodity. Travelers are going by car and when they stop they want the safest stay possible. The coronavirus pandemic has pushed health and safety to the top of hotel guests’ most-favored-amenity list and exterior-corridor properties appear to provide more of a risk-free stay than their interior-corridor cousins. Long Live Lodging examines the new shine travelers have put on exterior-corridor motels during the COVID-19 crisis and how brands heavy with motel-style properties are responding to the trend. This report is part of Long Live Lodging’s ongoing coverage of the coronavirus crisis and its impact on the hotel industry.