The Current International Hospitality Sector

According to Mordor Intelligence, the real estate market for the hotel sector has continued to have the most reliability since 2017. This sector of the economy continues to be crucial and play a significant role internationally. Globalization, technology, innovation, and consolidation are currently the major trends influencing the sector. The worldwide landscape for hotel real estate has transformed as a result of major mergers and acquisitions, international investments, and technology like data analytics.

Despite the fact that the hotel industry offers a wide range of services, it can generally be broken down into major areas. Hotel, leisure, travel and tourism, and meetings and events are some of these industries.

Hotels – The companies that offer visitors overnight housing make up the lodging sector. The most prevalent and identifiable sort of business in the hospitality sector. Hotels permit visitors to rent certain rooms for a predetermined amount of time; they are frequently promoted towards tourists and business travelers. 

Vacation Rentals – An alternative to conventional hotel stays is a vacation rental company. Typically, individuals or families own these properties, which are listed on services like Airbnb or Vrbo.

Recreation Centers – such as Amusement parks, zoos, and campgrounds are all part of the recreation sector, which is a significant area of the hotel industry. 

Travel and Tourism – One of the biggest segments of the hospitality industry is travel and tourism. Making bookings can involve picking a restaurant, selecting a hotel, deciding which attractions they would like to visit, ordering room service, or setting up business meetings.

Meetings/Events/Venues – There are several social, professional, and sporting events that fall under this category of the hospitality industry. These events can be anything from private ones like smaller weddings to ones that are much larger, like expos.

According to the EMEA Real Estate Market Outlook 2021, by Global Real Estate Advisor CBRE, despite the severe effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on economic activity, the European commercial real estate market is well-positioned for a recovery, with investment volumes anticipated to return to pre-pandemic norms by 2022.

The demand for hotels is predicted to materially increase as a result of the vaccine, with overall hotel demand expected to return to pre-pandemic norms by 2024. The hotel and leisure and entertainment sectors will continue to be under pressure. CBRE anticipates that some travel segments, such as domestic leisure travel, would return more quickly. 

Positive job trends continue to be strong influences supporting hotel profitability, as does the increase in consumer confidence they cause.

USA Current Hotel Market 

Hotel investments dramatically increased in 2021, though unevenly across areas, reflecting the varying rates of recovery, according to PIMCO’s 2022 Hotel Industry Data overview. Currency volumes in the U.S. more than quadrupled year over year and increased by 15% in comparison to 2019. Along with 2 Volumes in Europe and Asia-Pacific increased, although they were still 37% and 24% below 2019 levels. In the United States, the number of properties transferred has significantly increased. In contrast to the United States. 

The cost of lodging assets is reaching pre-pandemic levels in the United States. Assets in busy gateway cities may also present opportunities. Demand in these locations will likely take longer to recover because of the reliance on business and foreign travel, but pricing is still low and may present attractive entry opportunities for investment.

Average cap rates have condensed in both Europe and Asia

In Europe, By differentiating the product in terms of facilities and quality, it is believed the premium end of the market would grow faster than the overall market. The increase in the global demand for health is being tapped into by luxury businesses. Numerous wise investors are repositioning properties in the United States to capitalize on the health and wellness trend. Heritage luxury companies are opening hotels throughout Europe, including one that just opened in Paris (Walters). 

Zavadov explains, the goal in Europe is to increase hotel brand recognition. In contrast to Europe, where the percentage of branded hotels ranges from about 50% in the UK to only 16% in Italy, about 70% of hotels in the United States are branded.

Furthermore, as traditional real estate industries reconsider how people use their spaces, the lodging business will have the chance to profit from the escalating hospitality commercial real estate trend. While doing so, markets stand to benefit from outsized demand and investment growth. The hotel industry will profit from the abundant capital available and ready for use as more investors eagerly seek investments that may provide income while acting as a strong hedge against inflation.

Published in : Commercial Real Estate, Market Studies, Tops   By : Rock & DATA   On : September 2, 2022

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