Riding the VRBO Wave

Riding the VRBO Wave

The visitor counts for Hawaii are considerably higher than 10 years ago and the amount of economic stimulus this has brought to our state has been beneficial. We have clearly reaped rewards from the military‚Äôs investment but tourism continues to be the largest driver. … read more

Hospitality Aggregation in Waikiki

Hospitality Aggregation in Waikiki

When you think of hospitality portfolios or large room counts in Waikiki, your mind likely goes to familiar industry names like Sheraton, Hyatt or Kyo-ya. For many decades, these were the dominant players in the industry by scale and very much the bellwethers for the area. … read more

What to Watch in 2019

What to Watch in 2019

Over the past several years we have ended the year with our newsletter focusing on a handful of issues which either highlight the year that has been or are issues to watch as we enter the new year. This year we have selected four items. … read more

The Emergence of Select Service Hotel Product

The Emergence of Select Service Hotel Product

When one looks at the hospitality properties across the commercial landscape of Hawaii, there is a new infusion of non-resort hotel product with select services offerings emerging. However, among most of the major trade areas across the state, leaving Waikiki out of the discussion, these hotels are … read more