Katy Black

Director at HVS Denver

Katy BlackKaty Black is a Director with the HVS Denver office. She is an expert on the lodging dynamics of the Rocky Mountain region, with an emphasis on Colorado's Front Range markets. She also has considerable experience in southern California's Orange County. Katy’s history in hospitality includes frontline experience at the Crowne Plaza Quaker Square, the Courtyard by Marriott at The University of Delaware, and the DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. She graduated summa cum laude from The University of Delaware with an honors degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management. Contact Katy at (970) 305-2229 or [email protected]

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HVS Market Pulse: Wyoming & Montana

Travel certainly looked different in the United States for 2020. The limitation of international travel, the postponement of events and festivals, remote working, virtual learning, and the closure or strict capacity limitations at several attractions have steered travelers to seek the great outdoors, particularly in more remote locations.

Equity Yield Rates on the Decline

HVS continually tracks the rates of return on the assets on which we consult. In our most recent review, we found that equity yield rates, on average, have shown a continued trend of decline in the full-service and luxury hotels sector, as well as the lower-tier limited-service sector, with the select-service and upscale limited-service sector showing stability.

HVS Market Pulse: Colorado Springs, Colorado

There are 15 full-service hotels in Colorado Springs representing nearly 3,900 of the 10,550 total hotel rooms in this market. Interestingly, there are three full-service hotels that are branded under the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts parent company.

HVS Market Pulse: Gaylord Rockies – Impact on Denver Lodging Submarkets

With the recent opening of the massive Gaylord Rockies, many are wondering what the ultimate impact of the 1,501-room resort will have on the Denver, Front Range, and greater Colorado lodging market. We believe the impact will be largely positive.

HVS Market Pulse: Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah's capital and most populous city, dates its founding back to 1847. Since then, the city has realized a course of evolutions, some of which are currently underway. These include infrastructural developments such as pivotal transcontinental highways (earning Salt Lake City its designation as the Crossroads of the American West), ascension to the international stage through events such as the 2002 Winter Olympics, and hundreds of millions of dollars in business and commercial expansions, including the current planning for the city's northwest quadrant.
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