HVS In Focus - Chinese Investment in U.S. Hotels is Still Going Strong
By Li Chen, Vice President at HVS
U.S. hotel demand is increasing out of China, Chinese investors continue to purchase stakes in U.S. hotel properties, and major Chinese real estate companies have begun to develop mixed-use projects in the U.S. that include hotels—all signals of rising interest from China in the U.S. lodging industry. Since I began writing about Chinese hotel investment and tourism trends in the U.S., activity from China has not only grown but also diversified. Over the last two years, more and more Chinese investors have been searching for hotels to purchase in gateway cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle in the west, and New York in the east.