Boise’s Rise: Small Big City in the Convention Landscape
Lauren Reynolds | April 27, 2023
By Lauren Reynolds, Eileen L. Bosworth The Boise Centre is Idaho's largest convention center, offering roughly 86,000 square feet of meeting space. Boise generally competes with two other regional markets for convention business: the Spokane Convention Center in the state of Washington and the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, which also features a brand-new, 700-room convention hotel. While remaining somewhat competitive in the 400-to-500 person or less group segment, Boise predominantly thrives in the small-to-midsize convention group segment due to its lack of a major convention hotel. Although group demand...
The Magic Returns to the “Happiest Place on Earth”
Eileen Bosworth | January 30, 2023
By Eileen Bosworth, Kirsten Z. Smiley When Disneyland Resort, Anaheim’s crown jewel, was forced to close in 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, area hotels faced some of the greatest demand losses in the nation. The park system welcomed back its local fanbase in 2021 with the introduction of a new reservation system. Once Disney attendees were more familiar with the park’s new reservation system, which requires advance planning and makes it more difficult to book same-day tickets, leisure demand rebounded, spurring double-digit ADR growth in 2021 and 2022. However, the Anaheim-Santa Ana hotel market has not caught up to pre...
HVS Market Pulse: Boise, Idaho
Eileen Bosworth | December 26, 2019
By Eileen Bosworth Boise, the Gem State’s capital, awarded the title of Americas’ fastest-growing city by Forbes magazine in 2018, has continued to show robust economic growth in 2019. Key developments include a major announcement in Nampa, expansions occurring at Boise Airport, and a steady events/convention calendar for the upcoming year at the Boise Centre. The greater Treasure Valley is poised for further growth, fueled by the development of the announced Amazon fulfillment center coming to Nampa, a Boise suburb. The facility’s 650,000-square-foot warehouse is slated for completion in the fall of 2020 and is expected to ...
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