Graduate Hotels

North America

NoMad Las Vegas Will Be Rebranded

NoMad’s Las Vegas property will be left behind as new owner Hilton focuses on other properties currently – and in the future – of the brand.
North America

A&O to Invest €500 Million in Hostels

Europe hostel chain A&O is set to invest €500 million to aid its expansion across Europe. The company is seeking to expand its presence in European city centers.
North America

Hilton to Acquire Graduate Hotels Brand

Hilton will acquire the Graduate Hotels brand for $210 million, which includes all rights to the Graduate brand worldwide, franchise agreements for all existing and signed pipeline Graduate Hotels, and future development and growth.
North America

IHG and Best Western Announce Openings

IHG Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of a new build Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel in Arkansas, while Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of the Best Western Halito Inn in Oklahoma.
North America

Marriott Blows Past Analyst Expectations

Marriott International blew away estimates and like Hilton , reported a great earnings report on a not-so-great day in the market. Ashford Hospitality Trust reported 1Q results, more or less in line with expectations on the hotel level. Marriott, Hilton and IHG continue to dominate the U.S. hotel construction pipeline according to the recently released United States Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics.
North America

Kayak’s Hotel May Be Seized in a $13 Million Foreclosure Lawsuit

Truist gave their 1Q lodging earnings preview . While they continue to see macro over micro with the main driver/wildcard coming from the economic impact of high interest rates and inflation, at a minimum they expect results to be in-line but more likely ahead. The Kayak Miami Beach hotel could be seized in a $13.68 million foreclosure lawsuit. The ART Hotel Denver, Curio Collection by Hilton announced the completion of its $3 million property-wide refresh to its 165 rooms and suites, 7,500 square feet of flexible meeting and event spaces, fitness center, private dining and public spaces.
North America

Hotel Winners and Losers in RevPAR Rankings

Lodging stocks were mixed but the big movers were all to the downside. SLNA traded down another -7% to another all-time low. VCSA and MCG were both down -6%. Service Properties Trust kept its positive momentum going, reporting a 159% increase in normalized FFO in 4Q22. Xenia Hotels & Resorts reported 4Q results slightly ahead of expectations but gave a mixed 2023 outlook.
North America

Hilton Had a Blow-Out Quarter

The DJIA fell 0.73% while Nasdaq was down 1%, the S&P 500 fell 0.88% and the 10-year treasury yield was roughly flat at 3.671%. Hilton checked nearly all the boxes with their earnings report, kicking off lodging earnings season with a bang . InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is seeking to fend off claims from franchisees five months after a cyber attack that hotel owners say cost them money and disrupted business.
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.