DSH Hotel Advisors

North America

Puerto Vallarta Will Get an All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy

Somm Hotel and Spa in Woodinville, Washington, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, is set to open in the summer of 2025 as part of a $700 million development. Home2 Suites by Hilton Houston/Katy in Texas completed renovations, featuring upgraded guestrooms and amenities. The Balbin Bros. Cigar Factory in Tampa, Florida, is undergoing transformation into a 70-room boutique hotel, aiming to open by March 2025 while preserving its historical value.
North America

Omni Hotels Rolls out a New Identity

Xenia Hotels & Resorts reported an in-line to a modest miss result and narrowed guidance. They repurchased common stock in the quarter. Chatham Lodging Trust had a 5% increase in RevPAR year over year and a 5% AFFO rise, with RevPAR down less than -2% from 2019. Several hotels announced new openings, acquisitions, and rebranding, including Omni Hotels & Resorts , Sonesta , Braintree Group , Elise Capital , Hyatt Hotels Corporation , and DiamondRock Hospitality Company .
North America

JP Morgan Is Cautious About Hotel Earnings Season

Financial Markets: DJIA up 184 points, Nasdaq up 26, S&P 500 rose 18 points, and 10-year treasury yield up to 3.86%. Lodging stocks performed poorly despite overall market gains. JP Morgan anticipates unimpressive 2Q23 RevPAR results and mixed net rooms growth in the lodging sector. They remain cautious due to tougher year-over-year comparisons and potential effects from tightening credit conditions. Several hotels are being developed or opened, including a 100-room hotel in Northeast Philadelphia, a Marriott Residence Inn in West Vail, and a Fairfield Inn & Suites in Conway, South Carolina. Some projects are facing challenges, like the halted construction of a Homewood Suites in Skokie, Illinois, due to high-interest rates.
North America

Choice Hotels Forecasts Higher-Than-Expected Earnings

Stock market indices showed positive movement, with the DJIA rising 317 points and the Nasdaq up 75 points, while lodging stocks mostly saw gains. IHG Hotels & Resorts clarified that it did not experience a demand reversal for leisure bookings, refuting an earlier misleading report. Choice Hotels issued a business update reaffirming full-year guidance, highlighting a drop in share repurchases and a higher-than-expected 2024 EBITDA projection, possibly indicating upcoming announcements or unique circumstances in the industry.
North America

U.S. Travel Demand Looks Robust Through 2026

Stock market indices, including DJIA, Nasdaq, and S&P 500, experienced declines, while the 10-year treasury yield saw a slight increase. The hotel industry faced mixed results, with the Hotel Brand sub-index declining but the Hotel REIT sub-index growing. The U.S. Travel Association released a forecast predicting steady growth in domestic leisure travel and slower recovery in business travel.
North America

U.S. Hotel Sector Continues Its Recovery

The  DJIA gained about 1%, or about 270 points, while  Nasdaq  rallied 2.4%. The  S&P 500  added about 1.7%, erasing an earlier decline of 0.7%, and the  10-year treasury yield  climbed to 3.58%. It’s been a wild week. Baird upgraded their rating on Choice Hotels International to Outperform. They believe their earnings outlook is improving for 2023-2024. IHG Hotels & Resorts continues to demonstrate the strength of its Holiday Inn brand family in Southern Europe