February 8, 2018 – PORTSMOUTH, NH – According to analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE), in 2017 there were 827 hotel transactions where selling prices were reported into the public domain. The Average Selling Price Per Room (ASPR) for the period was a reported $141,479, down from the peak of $154,230 set in 2015, but up 8.6% Year-Over-Year (YOY).

There was $15.3B in purchases of hotel assets and property transfers in 2017, excluding M&A activity, down substantially from the peak established in 2015 of $26.1B. REITs were the largest net investors for their portfolios with $4.2B in investments, followed by privately held equity funds with a volume of $4.1B.