CBRE Hotels

North America

IHG Expands Portfolio in Mexico

IHG Hotels & Resorts is significantly expanding its luxury and lifestyle portfolio in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean, with multiple new openings planned through 2027, including properties from its Six Senses, InterContinental, Kimpton, Vignette Collection, and Hotel Indigo brands.
Asia-Pacific

South Korean Hotel Rates Surge 43%

In the first quarter of 2024, South Korea’s hotel industry saw significant growth in average daily rates and RevPAR, driven by key tourist destinations, but investment activity remained subdued despite limited future supply and expected continued success in luxury and upscale segments.
Asia-Pacific

Seoul Plans a Floating Hotel

Seoul plans to develop floating office and hotel buildings with leisure facilities on the Han River by 2030 to enhance the river’s potential and attractiveness.
Asia-Pacific

Jumeirah Group CEO Will Depart

Katerina Giannouka has left Jumeirah Group, one year into her time as CEO. Thomas Meier, CEOO, will serve as Interim CEO again.
North America

Choice Hotels’ Latest Step in Its Quest to Acquire Wyndham

Barron’s recommended investing in travel stocks like Hilton and Marriott for business travel and Choice Hotels is still planning a takeover of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. There is a new distribution agreement between Choice Hotels EMEA and Sercotel, the potential sale of Travelodge hotels by LXI REIT, and new hotel developments and refinancing deals in the UK and Europe. Significant strategic actions in the hotel industry include Choice Hotels’ intent to nominate directors to Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ board amidst an $8 billion takeover battle.
North America

Marriott Is Upgrading Caribbean Properties

Marriott International, Hyatt, CBRE, Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Airbnb, and others, experienced shifts in ratings, acquisitions, and expansions. Renovations & Openings: Numerous hotels underwent renovations, expansions, and rebranding across cities like Boca Raton, Key West, and Tempe. Ongoing projects in Virginia, Alabama, and Texas showcase substantial financial commitments, indicating growth and expansion in these regions.
Asia-Pacific

Accor Welcomes 23 Mercure and Grand Mercure Hotels in Japan

Accor is rebranding 23 Daiwa Resorts properties in Japan as Mercure and Grand Mercure hotels in 2024. The first Hyatt Place hotel in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, is now open, connected to Paradigm Mall. Swiss-Belhotel International rebranded an upscale property in Surabaya, Indonesia, as the Grand Swiss-Belhotel Darmo.
North America

Choice Hotels Makes Hostile Bid for Wyndham

Choice Hotels made an offer to acquire Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, which was rejected. The situation may lead to a proxy fight. Marriott and MGM’s partnership launch delayed to early 2024 due to a cyber attack on MGM and the complexity of the integration, which includes the creation of the MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy. Hyatt introduces the Wellbeing Collective, offering tailored wellbeing experiences at 30+ hotels globally, with plans to expand in 2024.
Asia-Pacific

Vietnam’s Visitation Rate Is 69% of Pre-Covid Levels

In Vietnam, foreign tourist arrivals for the first nine months of 2023 increased significantly by 4.7 times compared to the previous year, with a 13.4% decrease in September from August. Cambodia witnessed a 251% year-on-year increase in foreign visitors for the first eight months of the year, targeting 4.5 to 5 million arrivals in total for the year. Macau’s visitor arrivals during Golden Week exceeded 150,000 on the third day, with plans for Galaxy Macau Phase 4 to open in 2026 with fewer hotel rooms than initially planned.