Research Insights COVID-19 Hotel Forecast: New York City

COVID-19 Hotel Forecast: New York City

April 2020

COVID-19 Hotel Forecast: New York City

On March 2, 2020, with four confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York City, the model predicted the city's average Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR) for the month of March would decline by 12.9% compared to the prior year (YoY). The timeline then evolved rapidly ...

While many are looking backwards to compare the current market environment with the post-9/11 or 2008 Great Recession periods, Phocuswright prefers to look forward – trying to address the tough questions weighing on our collective minds.

Over the coming months, by teaming up with the data science team at LodgIQ, Phocuswright will evaluate a broad swath of hotel-related and other data across a variety of key metropolitan areas. Our key objectives are to model the:

  • Level of disruption
  • Duration of disruption
  • Shape of the recovery curve

The goal is to understand the similarities and differences in hotel market dynamics between destinations. This is especially relevant, as some markets may have yet to peak in terms of the level of infections, while others are seeing active coronavirus case counts decline.

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