Since January 2020, CBRE Hotels Research has been analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 virus to understand how the societal and economic impacts of COVID-19 will influence the performance of U.S. hotels.
CBRE Hotels Research was projecting a 1.1% increase in revenue per available room for the year. Even with this low level of revenue growth, there were certain factors that could have sustained—or at least cushioned the blow of minimal declines—the nine-year trend of profit growth for U.
The U.S. lodging industry was prepared for a slowdown in performance entering 2020. CBRE Hotels Research was projecting a 1.1 percent increase in RevPAR for the year. Even with this low level of revenue growth, there were certain factors that could have sustained - or at least cushioned the blow of minimal declines - the nine-year trend of profit growth for U.
The 11th edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI) defines resort fees as, "mandatory fees charged at either a flat amount or a percentage of the room rate." These fees are frequently intended to cover services such as fitness facilities, spas, pools, local phone calls, Internet access, airport transportation, and golf driving ranges, among other recreational facilities.
Despite the relatively high cost of construction and complexity of operations, developers are still attracted to owning and managing luxury hotels. As of August 2019, STR reports that just 0.7 percent of the hotels (2.