Last week, several hospitality-focused analytical companies released data that specifically show how the coronavirus pandemic is decimating the U.S. hotel industry.
The picture they paint is grim.
And – though experts say they believe the industry will eventually resurge – the months ahead will be hard.
In this report we review reports from STR, CBRE Hotels Americas Research and Hotstats.
We interview Jamie Lane, senior managing economist with CBRE Hotels research, and David Eisen, director of hotel intelligence at HotStats.
And we feature sound bites of a March 26 webinar on U.S. hotel industry performance with Jan Freitag.
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