Lending landscape
Lending landscape
26 SEPTEMBER 2016 9:11 AM

Hotel News Now hosted a roundtable discussion with lenders to the hotel industry, sponsored by Best Western Hotels & Resorts, to measure the current hotel lending environment. Here's a roundup of HNN's coverage.

PHOENIX-There’s a shift happening in the financing world, according to hotel lenders. Gone are the glorious (or perhaps frothy) days of 2014 and 2015, but many say there are still deals to be done. While the hotel industry might not be enjoying the unqualified optimism of the past few years, the lending community has settled into a calmer but more stable pattern.

Some have argued that today’s financing environment represents something of a Goldilocks zone, at least from a lender’s perspective. There are multiple things a lender is looking for when approached for financing. Chief among them are:
• confidence in the sponsor;
• a property with the potential to succeed; and
• the right brand that will help connect with the right guests.

A group of nine hotel lenders joined Hotel News Now at Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ corporate headquarters in August to discuss their outlook for the industry and what hoteliers should know when they’re on the lookout for financing.

Look inside to see what they had to say.

Happy reading,

The HNN editorial staff

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Brand choice a key piece of the lending puzzle
5 things borrowers should know
The words that best describe the financing environment
The increasing difficulty of construction lending
What to know about SBA loans
Lenders share advice for borrowers
What hotel metrics lenders look at
How lenders look at the economy
What lenders expect in the next 18 months

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