In lieu of painting U.S. hotel performance in too broad a stroke, executives from some of the country’s largest chains provided a more granular focus on several key markets during a breakout session at last week’s Americas Lodging Investment Summit.
- West: Alaska continues to strengthen. Hawaii is doing very well. Seattle is always a big winner; San Francisco is a city that’s on fire. San Diego is on everyone’s target list.
- East: New York and Boston. Pennsylvania and Ohio.
- Midwest: Upper Midwest, particularly the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. Bloomington, Minnesota. Milwaukee, the Green Bay area. And of course Chicago.
- South: Due to oil activity: Texas. New Orleans. Florida.