A challenging start to 2020 but long-term fundamentals remain sound
Hoteliers for the most part would be relieved to see the back of 2019, a year which presented some unique challenges within key national markets. Despite this, Hobart continued to be the standout performer, while Brisbane and Perth have expectations of continuing their recovery towards positive RevPAR growth in 2020.
2020 will continue to present softer trading conditions as a result of supply additions and subdued demand growth in some markets. The evolving landscape however presents an opportunity for owners and operators to innovate and reposition their assets as guests become more discerning in their requirements of hotels.
Investor demand is expected to remain strong in key markets; underpinned by medium-term confidence, plentiful debt liquidity and historically low interest rates.
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Listen to the latest market outlook for hotels, which focuses on the key themes shaping the hotel market in 2020. Sit down with Regional Director of Hotel Valuations and Advisory, Troy Craig and National Director of Capital Markets, Wayne Bunz.