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North America

Wyndham Beats First-Quarter Expectations

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ first quarter results exceeded expectations, with stock buybacks increasing despite a hostile bid from Choice Hotels, maintaining a record growth pipeline for the 15th consecutive quarter.
North America

Hyatt Plans 30+ Properties in the Americas

B of A Securities gives IHG Hotels & Resorts a Buy rating. Sonder announces a 1-for-20 reverse stock split. Hyatt plans to expand with over 30 new hotels in the Americas by 2025, emphasizing luxury, resort, and lifestyle rooms. Miraval Resorts unveils its spa after a $60 million renovation. Raffles Boston and The Fontainebleau Las Vegas announce their openings.
North America

Choice and Wyndham Maintain Baird’s Outperform Ratings

DJIA and S&P 500 rose, Nasdaq was up, and the 10-year treasury yield decreased. Airbnb Co-founder Joe Gebbia sold over $1 billion worth of stock, while ABNB reached a 52-week high. U.S. hotel RevPAR increased, new hotel constructions and acquisitions were announced, and a hotel opening was delayed in Portland.
North America

Disney Opening First U.S.-Based Pixar-Themed Hotel

Hotel industry news: Renovations, expansions, and openings across various cities, states, and countries. Notable updates include the completion of a multi-million-dollar renovation at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Georgia. Exciting developments include the opening of the first fully Pixar-themed hotel, Pixar Place Hotel, in Anaheim, California, and the debut of Six Senses Crans-Montana in Switzerland.
North America

Hotel Brands See Guest Satisfaction Boost

Upper upscale hotels, the property types most associated with business travel, are well represented in the U.S. development pipeline . According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Travel Study 2022-2023, satisfaction across all four industries measured, airlines, hotels, car rentals, and online travel agencies, is up . STR reported US lodging data for the week ended 4/15. US hotel RevPAR was up 8.6% year over year.
North America

Hilton Launches Premium Economy Brand Spark

Lodging stocks were higher led by AHT, up another 10%. ABNB and PLYA were both up 7% on the day while VCSA was up 6% and HST rose 5%. Truist gave their 2023 lodging preview , saying they see a mixed bag for demand/pricing/supply trends for the lodging companies. Similar to the past nine months, they see “macro over micro” at the moment. DiamondRock Hospitality said their preliminary 4Q22 comparable revenue grew 23.4% year over year and 8.5% compared to 2019.
North America

Los Cabos, Mexico’s Growth Attracts More Hotel Brands

Lodging stocks were mostly lower. SOND was up 6% but that was pretty much it for any type of positive movement.  MCG fell another -11%, SLNA was down -7%, SOHO and ABNB both fell -5%. JP Morgan lowered their rating on Membership Collective Group to Neutral from Overweight. JPM said their downgraded was based on MGC’s exposure to Europe. Los Cabos Tourism Board announced unprecedented growth in tourism arrivals is expected by the end of 2022 with more than 3.3 million visitors.
North America

Hotel Acquisitions Cool in Northern California

The DJIA  rose 19 points, Nasdaq was up 27, the S&P 500 was up 10, the 10-year Treasury yield was down .01 to 2.88% and lodging stocks were higher on a calm day in the market. B.Riley Securities upped its price target on Ashford Inc to $23 from $19. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust said total revenue in July topped pre-pandemic levels for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.