Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pre-NATHIC Conference Survey Finds High Interest in Buying and Developing Hotels

Alexi Khajavi
 Miami, FL,  Oct. 1, 2015—Officials of the North American Tourism & Hospitality Investment Conference (NATHIC) in conjunction with Lodging Econometrics, the lodging industry’s leading consulting partner for global real estate intelligence, today announced that respondents to a survey of hotel owners and investors found high interest in both buying and building hotels-signifying a continuation of the current Lodging Real Estate Cycle.

  The survey includes responses from hoteliers who currently are “active” in the market. The 7th annual NATHIC event will be held November 4-6 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami.  NATHIC is a part of Questex Hospitality + Travel's International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) Summit Series.

Development was the hottest topic on the survey, with nearly half of the participants opening one hotel in the past 12 months and approximately 30 percent opening two or more.  Nearly one-fourth has $50 million in equity for new construction investments, and 20 percent have $200-plus-million to leverage for hospitality investments. 

“With the outlook projected to remain positive for the hotel industry at least through 2017 and continued historically low interest rates, hotels continue to attract a great deal of interest from investors, especially giving the recent volatility of the capital markets,” said Alexi Khajavi  executive vice president, Questex Hospitality Group. 

“Although the survey group was targeted to owners/investors, we were somewhat surprised by the aggressive appetite of the respondents.  These are some of the critical topics that will be discussed in depth at the conference.”

   For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Chris Daly, media
 (703) 435-6293

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