Making room: Heightened travel rates will bolster revenue for the industry

The Hotels & Motels industry market report contains data and analysis of the most influential current and future trends shaping the industry. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical, user-friendly format, and provides growth and profit forecasts for a five-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has improved due to high demand from leisure and business travelers and international tourists
  • The industry has benefited from the widespread proliferation of the internet
  • The industry will benefit from improvements in the domestic and global economy
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    While the Hotels and Motels industry is highly susceptible to changes in the global economic environment, the industry has experienced robust growth over the five years to 2017. Thanks to increases in travel spending, corporate profit and consumer spending, industry revenue has grown every year since 2012, as the economy improved and domestic and international travel rates increased. Over the five years to 2022, IBISWorld projects that the industry will continue expanding, albeit at a more moderate pace, with particularly strong growth in the extended-stay hotels, boutique hotels, spa and health retreats and resorts segments.

    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter


    The startup costs and market share concentration vary between industry segments, particularly for the international standard five-star properties compared with three-star motels. According to hotel consulting and services organization HVS's 2013/14 Hotel Development Cost Survey (latest information available), the median construction cost for a budget and economy hotel per room is $71,200, compared with midscale hotels (without food and beverage), which cost $93,000 per room, extended stay hotels cost $121,000, midscale hotels (with food and beverage) cost $110,900, full service hotels cost $214,800, and luxury hotels and resorts cost $576,500.

    Additional Insights for the Hotels & Motels Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Hotels & Motels Industry are

  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Being part of a franchising chain
  • Receiving the benefit of word-of-mouth recommendations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic trips by US residents and Consumer Confidence Index in the Hotels & Motels industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Hotels & Motels Industry?

    Operators in this industry provide short-term lodging in hotels, motor hotels (motels) and resort hotels. Establishments may also offer food and beverage services, recreational services, conference room and convention services, laundry services, parking and other services. This industry excludes hotels that have casino facilities attached.

    Industry Products
    Guest room rentals from properties with under 75 rooms
    Guest room rentals from properties with between 75 and 299 rooms
    Guest room rentals from properties with between 300 and 500 rooms
    Guest room rentals from properties with over 500 rooms
    Alcoholic beverages served for immediate consumption
    Meals, nonalcoholic drinks and other items for immediate consumption
    Conference room and venue space rentals for events
    Other services (meals for catered events, laundry services, parking)
    Industry Activities
    Operating short-term hotels
    Operating short-term motor hotels
    Operating short-term resort hotels
    Operating short-term motels

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic trips by US residents
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Consumer spending
  • Inbound trips by non-US residents

  • Current Performance
  • Comeback time
  • Technological change and growth
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Economic growth to boost demand
  • Investment abroad grows
  • People and profit
  • Table: Hotels & Motels Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hotels & Motels Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • International Airlines
  • Domestic Airlines
  • Travel Agencies
  • Tour Operators
  • Public Administration
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef & Pork Wholesaling
  • Beer Wholesaling
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • Dairy Wholesaling
  • Egg & Poultry Wholesaling
  • Fish & Seafood Wholesaling
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Furniture Stores
  • TV & Appliance Wholesaling
  • Wine & Spirits Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Guest room rentals from properties with between 75 and 299 rooms
  • Guest room rentals from properties with under 75 rooms
  • Meals, nonalcoholic drinks and other items for immediate consumption
  • Guest room rentals from properties with over 500 rooms
  • Guest room rentals from properties with between 300 and 500 rooms
  • Conference room and venue space rentals for events
  • Alcoholic beverages served for immediate consumption
  • Other services (meals for catered events, laundry services, parking)
  • Chart: Hotels & Motels Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Domestic travel
  • Business travel
  • International tourism

  • Major Markets
  • Domestic leisure travelers
  • International leisure travelers
  • Business travelers
  • Meeting, events and incentive travelers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hotels & Motels Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hotels & Motels

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hotels & Motels Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Marriott International Inc.Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
  • Table: Marriott International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: InterContinental Hotels Group PLC - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hotels & Motels Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Hotels & Motels Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Domestic Trips by US Residents (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Computer Reservation Systems (Crs)
  • Computerized systems used to store and retrieve information and conduct transactions related to travel.
  • Revenue Per Available Room (Revpar)
  • A measurement that is calculated by multiplying a hotel's average daily room rate by its occupancy rate.
  • Room Rate
  • Actual published room tariffs.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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