Great Wolf Resorts

North America

IHG Opposes Marriott’s City Express Trademark Bid

InterContinental Hotels Group is challenging Marriott International’s attempt to trademark City Express by Marriott, citing potential confusion with its Holiday Inn Express brand.
North America

Disney Vacation Club’s New Island Tower

Disney’s Island Tower at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, opening December 2024, says it will be an eco-friendly addition to Walt Disney World.
North America

MCR Looks to Miami Hotels

MCR plans to build two eight-story hotels with a total of 400 rooms and additional parking facilities next to the Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon.
North America

Hotel Job Growth Slows Down

While U.S. unemployment remains below 4%, employment growth has been slowing and hotel job openings have also slowed. Wage growth outpaced inflation, but RevPAR contracted again in January.
North America

Wells Fargo Expects Hotels Exposed to Group and Leisure to Thrive in 2024

Wells Fargo predicts a stabilization in interest rates in 2024, benefiting hotel sector growth, with a focus on high-end leisure and Asia Pacific markets. Oppenheimer raised the target price for Host Hotels, and Driftwood Capital secured a significant refinancing loan for Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Hotel. There were key personnel changes in various hotel groups, such as Concord Hospitality and Great Wolf Resorts, indicating a focus on business development and wellness.
North America

U.S. RevPAR Projected to Be 14% Above 2019 Levels Next Year 

CBRE forecasts 3.0% RevPAR growth in 2024, driven by improved international travel and economic factors. Lodging stocks were mixed today with SOND biggest mover, down -12%, SHCO and AHT both down -6%, VCSA fell -5%. Various hotel projects announced, including new developments in Las Vegas and North Carolina, renovations in Nashville and Pocono Mountains, and upcoming openings in Florida and Virginia.