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North America

Selina Receives Nasdaq Delisting Warning

Selina Hospitality received a delisting notice from Nasdaq due to its low stock price, but plans to implement a reverse stock split to regain compliance.
Asia-Pacific

Fosun Explores Selling a Stake in Club Med

Fosun International was reported by Reuters to be exploring the sale of a minority stake in Club Med, targeting a valuation of US$800 million for the whole business. Reuters said Fosun has been in discussions informally with potential buyers and advisors about the sale but no firm bid has emerged.
North America

KSL to Take Hersha Hospitality Private in $1.4 Billion Deal

DJIA gained 213 points, Nasdaq increased by 114 points, and S&P 500 rose 28 points; 10-year treasury yield decreased by 0.03 to 4.21%. Lodging stocks surged on Hersha Hospitality buyout news, particularly REITs: HT up 56%, BHR up 16%, AHT up 10%, others up 6% each, while AINC traded down -9%. Hersha Hospitality Trust and KSL Capital Partners will merge in an all-cash deal worth $1.4 billion, where common shareholders receive $10.00 per share and preferred shareholders receive varying amounts based on their holdings. The merger aims to close in Q4 2023, leading to a rally in hotel REIT stocks. Major US and Chinese hotel groups have strengthened post-pandemic, while Europe lags behind. Marriott, Jin Jiang, and Hilton lead the world hotel ranking, with only one European representative (Accor). US has six companies in top 10, China has three, and Spanish companies see shifts in their rankings.
Asia-Pacific

Singapore’s Changi Remains the Busiest in Asia

China reported 2,312 new Covid infections nationwide today , the first time in more than three months that cases topped 2,000 for three consecutive days. Singapore’s Changi Airport emerged as the busiest airport in Asia in the three months to June 30, 2022, recording more than double the number of passenger movements than its nearest rival. The newly built 229 keys midscale Mercure Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie managed by Accor has officially opened in Shah Alam, Selangor in Malaysia.